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    Default Taking away dummy (17mo) - tips??

    DS has had a dummy & little toy as comfort items since around 3mths. He now only has them in his cot at sleep times (& happily gives them up once he gets up). We're thinking of weaning him off the dummy all together now as we find we are getting up several times during the night to find his dummy (often thrown out of the cot).
    Would love any advice/tips on how we approach this. He's too young to grasp the concept of 'being a big boy now' etc. Am considering just not giving it to him tomorrow and seeing if he can go cold turkey.
    Or should I leave it for a bit until he's old enough to somewhat reason with?

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    I'm interested to see the responses...
    My 18 month old dd has a dummy for similar reasons! I tie the dummy to the muslin she cuddles to sleep so it's harder to throw out as she likes that game too.
    I figured I would wait til she is old enough to reason with.
    I'm not really in a hurry to get rid of it. ..
    But I'm also wondering if there's anyone who had a child who gave it up as this age easily versus a sibling who they reasoned with to give it up?

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    My 22 mth ds just gave up his dummy 2 weeks ago. He also had it for comfort/ bedtimes. He would always whinge for it etc. My dh basically got ds to chuck it in the bin as he had split it in half and he haven't replaced it. He has totally forgotten about the dummy too. My dd never had a dummy so this is a first for us to weaning a dummy.

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    Our oldest dd gave up her dummy at 17 months. She just had it for sleep but was VERY attached to it any who was putting her to bed one night and noticed the dummy was split around the base a tiny bit and I wasn't going to let her have it as its not safe... Showed her it was broken and emphasised it was broken and she chose to chuck it out with a little encouragement cried a little bit for around two days and has never looked back we were shocked it was so easy!!! She LOVED her dummy lol

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