ok so kaidie is 18months old now and I feel its time to get rid of the dummy all togeather now.
Kaidie has only had her dummie at bedtime since she was 12 months old, getting rid of the nap,dummy was easy and want to get rid completely now.
so ive heard cold turkey is the best way for night dummy,is this true?
Have any of u ladies got rid of night dummies?
How did u do it?
How long did it take for your LOs to be happy without it at night?
Unfortunately for Alexa she is attached... She still has a nap time dummy too, and constantly whines for her dummy through out the day or in the car... And often times I find myself giving in because neither of us will be happy all day with her constant crying and whining for it. it's more or less for my sanity I suppose.
ill be stalking this too my LO has only ever had it for sleep, strange thing is she will fall asleep in buggy and car without it no problem when ive tried not giving it to her for nap time in cot she freaks out big time gets really upset very quickly and ends up making herself sick :O havnt even dared tried nightime
Ruby is heavily reliant on hers at night. one in her mouth, one in her hand. I simply refuse to make her distressed over it because i gave the damn thing to her so it's my fault she's reliant. so we are just leaving it until she is less bothered.
My son still has his dummy, i am trying to cut down on it during the day, but for night timeand naps during the day i dont feel he is ready to give it up yet, its his comforter. A friend of mine replaced her childs dummy with a soft toy which worked, however that didnt work with my son. GOOD luck x
My SIL used to pull her LO's dummy out once she was asleep. Started by leaving it in her cot close to her hand so if she woke up she could put it back in. But it got her used to actually being asleep without the dummy. Then when LO didn't wake so much SIL would pull the dummy out and put it away. The odd occasion when she does wake she settles herself without it. Now I think she goes to bed without a dummy, just a soft toy (which she has also had since very small). (she's 2 1/2 by the way)
i have been told that cold turkey is the best way (my sister says you must actually throw them all away so you can't be tempted to give in) and we have tried it, but failed. he was without it for 24 hours (one night and one nap), but then got an awful tummy bug and really needed the comfort. now that he is better he still has the dummy, but it is strictly for sleep only (including naps). honestly our 24 hour attempt was awful - it took him over 2 hours to cry himself to sleep, we could not do anything to comfort him, and once he did fall asleep he was still sobbing in his sleep. i am told it only takes 3 days to completely break the habit, but i have thought about it and no longer feel it is necessary to put him - and us - through that. the problem i have with dummies is their detrimental effect on speech - my nephew had one until the age of 4 and is now having to have speech therapy because he can't say sounds which are said at the front of the mouth, but he had his a lot during the day, whilst i have a friend whose daughter had hers until she was 5 and had no problems at all because it was only for sleep - so i feel that, as he only has it to sleep it is not worth it at this stage. my feeling now is that i would rather wait until he can understand that the dummy has gone and why, so that it is not so traumatic.
i'm not trying to tell you you shouldn't get rid of it, as of course you have to decide what is right for you and your little one, just make sure that if you do get rid you do it at a time when you are feeling strong and able to cope with the upset for a few days. everyone i know who has succesfully got rid says that after those first awful days they quickly forget about it.
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