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    How do u get a 3 yr old to stop having a dummy without him crying? He has it mainly when sleeping but won't sleep without one

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    when my son was little we slowly slowly threw out the dummys as they began disintegrating. when we got down to the last dummy, i was 'cutting' something with the scissors, 'happened' to have his dummy in my hand (while he was watching) and 'accidentally' cut the rubber bit off.
    'oh dear, mummy is sorry, it was an accident'.

    there were tears but after some talk and discussion (would you rather go to the toy store and pick something out or a new dummy tomorrow) the dummy was never spoken about again.

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    We had Santa take the dummies and in their place he left some Thomas trains. We let DS take the trains to bed with him in place of the dummies and after 2 days he stopped asking about dummies.

    We also had about a 2 week lead up and talked about how Santa was taking them for the babies and that he was a big boy now and only babies need them. It actually was easier than I anticipated.

    Maybe the Dummy Fairy could visit!

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    Dummy Fairy is a good one- discuss how the fairy will take the dummy and replace it with a new toy (something small) for a week or two beforehand. He might still be upset, he might be difficult for a day or two, but he WILL sleep and he WILL get over it for sure- how many adults do you see with dummies?

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    DS never had one but When I was little my mum made me hand them to the rubbish truck driver.


 

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