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    Default Is it time to wean off dummies?

    Hi everyone,

    My 17 month old DD has started to chew on every Happy Baby dummy (has used this brand since birth) we give her and pops them. She only has dummies for sleeping but once she has popped them she throws it away. She is very capable sleeping without it as she falls asleep in her car seat and pram without it. I am not sure whether any other brand will be more durable. Also is this as good a reason as any to start weaning her off them completely? I can't afford to replace dummies after just one use! I wonder if she will be able to sleep thru the night without a dummy. I should probably also add that she seems to have two more molars coming thru. Advice please!!!


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    Anyone?


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    I'd give it a crack. My DS started refusing dummies around 1 when he was teething and I never reintroduced them once he'd finished teething.

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    I would say yes. If she is capable of sleeping without it and is popping easily then I think it could be time. my dd2 is a dummy girl and is very addicted to hers. She is 2. We need to wean her off but it's proving to be an impossible task.

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    Thank you ladies! Will see how we go tonight without it. Wish me luck lol


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    We weaned DD1 around 2 years as she started chewing and popping her dummies. We just said they were all broken and she took that as a great a reason to throw them in the bin.

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    Once the dummies I stocked up on the other day have all been popped I will be buying no more. I hope she adjusts easily as she is such a great little sleeper.


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    My dd went through a phase of popping them around that age, it lasted a few weeks then stopped as quick as it started. I don't think we got any new teeth at the time either. We had been using tommee tippee cherry dummy before and tried the happy baby during the phase as they were much cheaper, but they popped much easier. I would definitely give it a go, dd will sleep in the pram, car etc without it but the cot is a different story.

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