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Going cold turkey with dummy yes or no?

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SnowWhite26 Sat 06-Feb-16 22:37:09

Hi.
Advice please. My nearly 4 month old self settles with a dummy but some nights i can be up loads putting it back in.She does suck her fist but she doesnt have full control so she quite often wakes herself up if she trys to sooth that way.Has anyone gone cold turkey so young?Advice please
From a very sleepy mummy smile Thanks

FATEdestiny Sat 06-Feb-16 22:56:52

Dummies are the ultimate no crying sleep solution.

While I would accept that baby will need me to re-insert dummy to help settle back to sleep until old enough to physically do this herself, I also know the long-term huge benefits a dummy gives in terms of baby having a simple way to self-sooth.

If you would rather the child fist/finger/thumb sucks then just replace one sucking with the other, no need to go "cold turkey" as such since you are not removing all comfort a dummy supplies. You are just changing the source of that comfort. You will still need to help baby a lot until physically more able though.

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