DD is 5months old and started with a dummy which I took away at about 13 weeks when she seemed to be finding her fingers to help her sleep and she was getting much calmer in the dayand is now a chilled smiley baby.
At night and at nap times she puts her sleeve up to her mouth and sort of sucks on it (doesn't put it in) if she's got something short sleeved on I'll put a muzzy in with her and she'll put her nose and mouth up to it and make the little sucking noise.
DS always sucked his thumb from about 14 weeks and then wanted a muzzy from about 8 months or so.
Is it ok for a 5month old to have a muzzy in bed. I'm worried about her suffocating or something but she seems to find comfort in nuzzling up to it.
DS sleeps on 15 of the damn things (like a pillow) and he's 3 next month but I suppose I was just worried about her age and safety. I never wanted mine to have a soft toy they could lose as I'm hopeless with anything like that - keys, glasses etc I lose all the time let alone something on which their life depends !.....what age did the dependency start ??
Both my DSs have had them starting off at about 4 months. DS1 started to suck any material to hand like the edge of his Grobag etc so i just gave him a muslin and they have always been called Kiki's in our house. They do stink though after a day of sucking. He had about 10 of them and they were washed daily and clean ones given. When he was about 4 we tie-died them all different colours for him and he finally gave them up around Christmas this year! (He's 6).
I was determined that DS2 wouldn't have them, as DS1 used to get a scabby chin a lot from them, but lo and behold he started the sucking thing too and in the end it was easier to give him one.
I think they are fine and cause no problems, why withhold something that gives pleasure and comfort??
Sorry, just realised i have waffled on all about my own family and not answered your question! I was a tad worried about suffication, but really as they just lie on their backs at that age theres not really much of a risk.