My 2 year olds still have dummies, they'll give them up when they are ready.
I had a dummy until I was 4! I remember it being a big deal to give it up...
They are better than thumbs though as you can always get rid of dummy when the time comes but thumbs are always there I had a friend who was still on her thumb at 10!
My dd has a dummy occasionally at night but luckily doesn't cry if it falls out. If it's making life easier I wouldn't worry too much
Is it possible to not use a dummy?
I am pregnant with my first and to try to avoid the weaning problem I would really like to go with a dummy straight up... I figured it's not a natural thing for a baby to have so why would they need one??
By the way don't get me wrong I have 2 dummy's set aside if I'm at my wits end and I don't judge people that use them at all I love giving my god son his as it makes him really happy ha ha.
My mum never used dummy's on us. And my sister had the worst time weaning her children.
Oh and I have a tip of finalizing the weaning process for an older child:
I work in a toystore and I had a mother and daughter come in. The daughter picked the toy she really wanted to 'pay' for it she gave me a zip lock bag of dummies to throw out (and mum handed the cash over to lol) I thought it was the cutest thing ever!
My DS is now 21 months old and the dummies I bought are still in their packaging unopened. To be honest, I think I kind of forgot I had them! I don't think he ever really needed them. Having said that, he does suck his thumb when he goes to sleep but I don't see it as an issue.
You might find bub isn't isnt interested.. My DD (3), would not take a dummy. I tried for 6 months, never worked... This ended in me getting up to settle her at night (aside from feeding) instead of just being able to give back a dummy. Some people hate having to get up and give bub back the dummy, I would have been grateful if that was all I had to do ..
DS has one, he is 16 weeks. Took it straight up first time we offered, It's a great settling tool. We plan (obviously this may well change ) to take it away before 1.
After reading the sleep program I followed for ds2 I will def not offer one to our next child.
I have never used a dummy on any of my three kids. It may have made it a bit harder to settle them at first but i'm glad i didn't have to wean them off it later!
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