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DD can no longer have her dummy due to falling on it last week and needing surgery to fix her mouth:no:
So cold Turky no dummy for the last week has been all sorts of nightmare. I'm down to my last shred of sanity and so is DD.
Night time is fine for some reason. She will just lay beside Dh and myself and go to sleep.
Day's are fine.
Promblem is the day time sleep that she still needs as she is dead tired. She just gets histerical. Pushing me away, roaming from room to room crying and hiding in corners.
It's heartreaking and super frustrating all in one.
I can not keep her on the bed or take her near the bed, or nuse her to sleep any other way.
Anyone have any ideas how to help us get though this?:o
does she have a special toy she likes to take to bed with her? Maybe you can get her to take her day naps while watching a movie (kinda trick her into a nap?) or go out for a walk in the pram and see if she will nap then?
Could you change the routine a little. Instead of 'naptime' make it quiet time. Put on a DVD and lay on the couch with her and maybe :fingerscrossed: she will be relaxed enough to drift off to sleep.
Edit................Oops sorry becsmum. I just realised I made the same suggestion as you.
I would try the DVD and quiet time too. :yes:
My DD2 is 3yrs and 3 months and still needs her day sleep but refuses and messes around when I put her to bed anyway so I have started laying her down in her little couch with a pillow and blanket and most of the time she will nod off to sleep even if it's half an hour at least it gets them through the afternoon she also still has her "gully" it drives me nut but I don't have the heart to take it off her I wish I could get it off her!!!!! I'm hoping that 3 yr old kinder next year will help a little as she won't be taking it there!!!
Hope your little dolly is okay and her little mouth heals up well soon :hugs:
i also found hard getting DD off her dummy. what i did was stop giving it to her induring the day and only giving it to her at nap time or bed time. i then started taking it off her with nap time and 2 weeks later bed time. she wanted it all the time especially when teething. it takes a while to do it but it does work. (mainly i forgot to give it to her at bed time or she would lose it lol)
As for sleep give her a teddy and a blanket that she really loves and also put a cd player in her room playing soothing music it works a treat
My DS will have his taken by the baby reindeers next year, I have no ideas :no:
I hope your DD feels better soon :(
oh, that sounds sad. It's like she is really attached to it, and isn't getting over it
it may be too late for it, but i am swapping the dummy more and more for a small blanket with a soft teddy attached (i think you get them in best&less). She chews and sucks on the teddy arm and also snuggles into the blanket. I'm hoping to get rid of the dummy totally in the next month :fingerscrossed:
i have heard of people giving a present in replacement of the dummy, something they really want or like. Maybe you could give her a piece of apple, celery or carrot to suck or chew on? I don't know how old she is so maybe that is a choking hazard?
anyway, good luck
good luck, i would have given in by now!!
Just wanted to update and thank everyone for the re's.
It's taken over 2 weeks for DD to stop asking for the dummy and stop wondering around the house crying and not wanting to be touched.
I have found that the only way to get her to sleep in the day is walking her in the pram or going for a drive in the car. Everything else turns into a fiasco.
Taking her dummy off her has been a seriouse blow for DD. It has changed her, I hope not forever:(. She seems to be quite scared of things now when she used to be cofident. She dose not like cuddles to calm down as much anymore and bats our hands away or trys to push off Dh and I to get down (yet we can see she needs comfort)
I guess she needs time to adjust and hopfully it will all slowely get better.
Well I took my DS dummy off him Thursday night we told him that Santa Clause has got it and he is using all his dummys to make him his pushbike that he greatly wonts. Its been 2 days/Nights so far so good he has been asking for it and we just say santas got it then he remembers. Ny DS is a really smart 22month old you can have a propper conversation with him and he knows and understands exactly what your saying to him so I knew it would work and he was ready.
But I suggest maybe quiet time as well!!
Goodluck either way hun!!:hugs:
That is a great idea mummy2noah, i remember mum sat down with my brother and they wrote a letter to santa asking him to take the dummy and replace it with a toy, and on christmas morning there was a 'big boy's toy' where the letter and dummy were left the night before
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