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    I can't believe I'm admitting this... I'm almost 26 and I still have my blankie I've slept with this particular incarnation since I was 14, I honestly can't remember a time in my life where I haven't had a comforter/soft toy/blanket of some description as a comforter.

    She'll give it up in her own good time, just change them whenever you wash clothes and chuck it in with the load - no extra work at all. Its too much unnecessary trauma to take it away before she's ready IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hansmum View Post
    My DD gave hers to the dummy fairy for some new little babies that needed them. We put them in the letter box before she went to bed. She had one in bed (it always fell out she hardly ever sucked it) I snuck in and took her last dummy and left a new doll from the dummy fairy.I threw them all in the bin so I wasnt tempted to give in. In the morning she saw they were gone from the letter box. She was fine with it all. I think she only asked once for a dummy but then reminded me that new babies had them. Worked fantastically for me.
    Good luck
    I love this concept. Will try it on my dd when she is older.

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    Awww, why do you want to take away her comforter? My DD now almost 15 had an ugly green piece of muslin that she used to be wrapped in until she could get out of it, then it became her ruggie. Ruggie went everywhere with us. I even cut it into 2 pieces so we could still have one when it needed washing.. thus avoiding the ruggie tantrum. Once we had to evacuate the supermarket due to a fire alarm and ruggie was left in the trolley!!!!! THAT was fun.. NOT!. When she started kindergarten she even took a small piece of ruggie in her uniform pocket so she could put her hand in and touch it when she was feeling anxious. It's just my personal opinion but if it's not causing any harm why get rid of it? Your LO will eventually decide they're too big for it. My DS now 11 slept with sheets folded on his pillow until about a year ago. They never went anywhere with us after he was about 5 but he always slept with them.. he would put them away somewhere if he was having a friend sleepover because he didnt want anyone to think he was a baby... now, he has donated his special sheets to his little brother.

    I too have used the dummy fairy, or giving bottles and dummies to the poor little babies who don't have them trick, it works pretty well. My sister exchanged her DD's dummy for a princess crown and such when she was 3.. the deal was the dummy had to go into the bin oterwise she didn't get the crown. My niece was more than co-operative. She really wanted that crown..lol.

    I don't think having something to comfort her is a biggie, unless its becoming an issue for her socially. She's still so little and it's a big ugly world out there sometimes.

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    I wouldn't take it away myself, she'll give it up in her own time.

    I had a sippy cup I loved and I'm still dirty that it was taken off me - when I was 6-7 years old. But it was doing me no harm. I only had it at home. Plus, I think it would have made an awesome keep-sake. A manky, chewed up, yellow and white 'bunny eared' sippy cup. Lol. (yep, I still have strong feelings and fond memories of a long lost piece of plastic...)
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    Ds has 'Waffle', ds is nearly 2 and waffle is from Spain, so irreplaceable ! I will let ds give him up in his own good time. He started getting attached as soon as dad started going back to working away so I have no problem with it, as I also have no issues from ds about dadda going to work, he takes it all in his stride.

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    DD had hers go EVERYWHERE (bathroom, daycare, to her dads, in the car, to the shops... everywhere!!) til she was about 2 1/2, then she could take it with her to daycare (but had to stay in her bag til rest time- the teachers were really good at inforcing this), to her dads (she needed it there, but it stayed in her bed at his place til rest/night time), and at night time at home. All other times it stayed in her bed.

    When she turned 3 we started to take it away for the day, leaving it somewhere she couldn't see it, she wasn't allowed to take it to daycare anymore, the onlyplace she could have it was her dads and at night time (half the time she didn't even ermember having it at her dads and at night time anymore).

    Then by 4 she didn't have it at all. she has it in a memory box beside her bed, occassionally (i think in the past year, she's had it maybe twice out for a cuddle), just knowing it's beside her bed in her special box (which also has her 2 first toys in it) is a big comfort to her. She has a special blanket that she takes to dads house now, but it's not a blankie, it's just one she takes so she doesn't get cold.


    We tried the juts take it away thing and she cried for a couple of weeks straight, she was devistated and is now really afraid we're going to take her special stuff away.

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    DS is 5 and he still has "ellie" the elephant. Doesn't go out with him but he will not go to bed without it and if going to grandparents he takes it then. He went through a stage of taking it to childcare but that stopped, the centre enforced no home toys and he thought they meant Ellie so I just stayed quiet.

    He had a dummy too but at 3yrs old handed it to me while I was bf'ing DD and said he didn't want it anymore.

    I really believe they will give up these things on their own.

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    My sister had satin boxer shorts that were like Mum's. They would get all raggedy and fall apart, so mum had to make up some new ones each time it got a bit too raggedy. She outgrew it eventually.

    ETA - just realised my post wasn't much help to you, so I googled how to get rid of comforter and found a website called how to get rid of stuff. There is a page on how to get rid of blankie. It might give you a couple of ideas. If it was me, I probably wouldn't do it cold turkey, but JMO.
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    I wouldn't take it away - I think it 'could' be devastating to lose the comforter - particularly if so attached.


 

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