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    Default Dummy weaning 7 month old

    I'm thinking of weaning my 7 month old of dummy as she is waking up every hour at night and can't fall asleep without it for naps or night sleep. I am sleep deprived already cause she is not sleeping well day or night and have no help at all.
    What would be the best way to do this? I don't want her getting too distressed. :-(

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    With all 3 of mine, I took away their dummy between 6 and 9 months. Just went cold turkey! They didn't even look for it after a couple of days.

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    I agree with Cindye, just go cold turkey. It will likely be distressing at times over the next few days but it will be totally worth it. FTR, I had one weaned from a dummy at 3, and the other weaned a 6mths. The 6 mth old was much easier and less distressing.

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    Another cold turkey here at 6 months. There was one really hard night but within a couple of days it was completely forgotten.

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    Thanx girls so much!
    I tried doing it tonight but without success, i'm such a softie for tears :-( but i think your experiences gave me a boost and will start again from tomorrow.

    Quick question, how did you settle the baby then when she/he was crying for dummy?

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    I just sat with her and rocked her in the chair, and when she settled a little I'd pat her back in the cot. She fell asleep eventually but woke lots and cried lots that night. Day sleeps she was in the swing but still tough. But the next night was substantially easier and every night after that.
    Good luck

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    Lots of patting!

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    Rocking and patting it is! Wish me luck!

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    Cold turkey. We did cio methods though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LajlaD View Post
    Rocking and patting it is! Wish me luck!

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    Be prepared for night duty and not much sleep


 

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