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Another dummy slant!(3 Posts)
My 9mo d/d was born 7 days early and the hospital, with my agreement, gave her a dummy literally on day one to help her get used to sucking. She has had a dummy (Mam Premier) ever since. At 3 months I gave her the next size up but she just would not accept it (I tried a couple of other brands but with the same result) and would only take her newborn dummy. I tried again about a month ago with a 6/12 month dummy but again she would not take it.
I spoke to my DN and whilst she said had not come across a baby of 9 months still using a newborn dummy she did not think it would do her any harm but also said I should be thinking of taking the dummy away for good. Not on your life - the last thing I am going to do is take something away from my daughter which she clearly is deriving so much comfort from. Maybe a bit later when teeth arrive but certainly not now.
Has any Mum out there had a similar experience with their baby only accepting a preemie/newborn dummy and if so did baby suffer any effects? Thanks
The only problem might be the size of the dummy and whether its small enough to fit in her mouth and then become a choking risk. The older age group dummies are larger for this reason
It's not the teeth you have to worry about
It's the placement of the jaw. Having a dummy stops the lower jaw from coming forward
I would imagine having a smaller dummy might really accentuate that.
Though I'm not an expert. Before 1 shouldn't be a problem. But the jaw would start to displace.