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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 06:20 AM   11
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I think it's worth a try. Mine has a high palate and struggling to suck anything (nipple, bottle, you name it), so we found the only ones that worked were the cherry ones (not the newer orthodontic ones, those are crap). It definitely helped and yes, the correlation between dummy use and reduced risk of cot death was a selling point too (it's something to do with strengthening muscles for breathing with all that extra sucking). Getting rid of it was no big deal. We only used it for settling a bit between feeds during the day the first few months and then nighttime. After the first few months, we used it only for nighttime (rarely even for daytime naps). She had it until she turned 2 and then we just explained she was a big girl and it was time for it to go. We had a few nights of unsettled sleep, and that was it. So much easier than months or even years of being unsettled, 2-3 nights of it was no big deal. No effect on her teeth at all, even using the non-orthodontic friendly ones. The dentist says her teeth couldn't look better. I think really the key is not to get into the habit of using it all the time, day and night. Save it for when you need it for sleep.
We done this with DD1 not longer after she was two told her dummies for babies she's a big girl etc your right it was 2/3 nights of asking for it crying a bit then forgotten about!

So far only trying lo with it between morning feeds as cranky & evening feeds when cranky before last feed, a little at bedtime but she not that keen on it in bed.....at mo!



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 07:00 AM   12
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I think it's worth a try. Mine has a high palate and struggling to suck anything (nipple, bottle, you name it), so we found the only ones that worked were the cherry ones (not the newer orthodontic ones, those are crap). It definitely helped and yes, the correlation between dummy use and reduced risk of cot death was a selling point too (it's something to do with strengthening muscles for breathing with all that extra sucking). Getting rid of it was no big deal. We only used it for settling a bit between feeds during the day the first few months and then nighttime. After the first few months, we used it only for nighttime (rarely even for daytime naps). She had it until she turned 2 and then we just explained she was a big girl and it was time for it to go. We had a few nights of unsettled sleep, and that was it. So much easier than months or even years of being unsettled, 2-3 nights of it was no big deal. No effect on her teeth at all, even using the non-orthodontic friendly ones. The dentist says her teeth couldn't look better. I think really the key is not to get into the habit of using it all the time, day and night. Save it for when you need it for sleep.
Whereas for Gracie she couldn't take the cherry ones, she would only take the tommee tippee ortho ones!



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2017, 04:19 AM   13
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Both my kids had/have one. Ollie was given his by the midwives as he was badly jaundiced and under double phototherapy where I couldn't lift him so they suggested it to give comfort. I have Sophie one because she was using my nipples to comfort suck and it hurt. She only has it to go to sleep and spits it out when she's out cold.



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 00:54 AM   14
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I'm trying not to give all the time only for naps but sometimes she's a bit cranky & I find it settles her a bit



 
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