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    Almost 3 for DS1 and 2.5 for DS2. We just took them off them and said no more dummies. Worked fine here.

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    Around 11 months old. DS1 started chucking it out of the cot. It spent more time flying around the room at bedtime than it did in his mouth. I figured he didn't really need it anymore and we went cold turkey.

    He was pretty young and very attached to it and I was expecting tantrums and sleepless nights - he whinged for about five minutes and then promptly forgot about it. Definitely the right time for him!

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    About 6? Weeks - one night I stood in bubs room watching trying to figure out what was causing bub to stir. As it turns out everytime bubs was about to fall asleep and the dummy slipped bub cracked it. Dummy was gone that night (I had no patience for continually replacing the dummy).

    It was the right time for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpicyTurtle View Post
    In hindsight, do you think it was too early or late?

    How did you do it and did it work/what would you do differently?

    Thanks in advance! 😀
    Dd1- 3 years and 3 months- she left it out for Santa. She only used it to go to sleep, but was very attached.

    Dd2- 2 3/4's we lost it and just ended up telling her she was a big girl and didn't need it anymore.

    Made sure both had a really big day and were exhausted when we put them to bed the first few nights without it

    I don't think I would do anything differently. We used them because they worked for us and our girls.

    I wish my youngest would have taken a dummy but no luck there..

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    Not sure of age...4-6 months. Bub was rolling, so we had her arms out instead of swaddled. She kept knocking out the dummy and screaming, so we took it away. Was very hard to settle for a couple of nights, then she learnt to suck on her thumb. Perfect for us.

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    My son turned 4 in March. He still has a dummy for sleep. Doesn't bother us, him or his dentist so everyone happy.

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    My son was about 2 and 3 months. He had about 5 of them that all happened to 'break' (I cut a hole in the teat) one after the other until he had thrown them all in the bin. So when he asked for it we just reminded him that it was broken and that he's put them in the bin. It was the perfect time for us, because he understood the concept of something being broken but not old enough to just know you can buy more at the shops.

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    18 months. It was perfect for us. I braced myself for tantrums and crying all night and she could not have cared less. When she asked for it we just laughed and said silly you don't have a funny anymore you're a big girl, and she would laugh too. She still finds them occasionally and I trade it for a biscuit.

    I dropped it as she was a terrible sleeper and I was hoping to improve it. She's still a terrible sleeper.

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    My DS was 13 months and he just started refusing his dummy one night and that was that! He never took it again.

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    5 months here.
    I would of been happy to keep using it but dd was waking around 10 times needing me to replug her, i cracked it, I couldn't wait for her to do it herself so away it went!
    Really pleased in hindsight as it was fairly quick and painless at that age, a rough day or so. Plan on doing the same again this time around.

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