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    Default Introduce a dummy at 4 months?

    My first 4 children had dummies and my last refused. He is the worst sleeper of the lot. In my opinion I found that although the dummy is a sleeping aid, it's the most wonderful sleeping aid ever! I found that having a dummy, not just at sleep times, was a way relaxing whenever needed (shopping, car travel etc)
    If you can get Bub to take the dummy then I highly recommend it 🎉😀

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    Also, the dummy (when I remembered it!) did help in the car. I've been pretty strict that it is only to be used in the cot for sleeping and in the car when he was younger. It's like a tranquilizer now for him, you hand it to him for nap and his eyes immediately start closing but he hands it to me when he wakes and understands it's not for other times.

    Try whatever you need to try. What swaddle is she in? DS liked sucking on his hands through his love to dream swaddle, he was definitely an 'arms up' kid.

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    I tried a few different dummies last night (happy baby, avent and tomme tippee) but she wasn't interested, she didn't carry on like she was choking like earlier, she just held it in her mouth and then spat it out.
    But on the plus side she only woke 3 times last night, so hoping the previous non stop nursing of the past few nights was a growth spurt

    She has an ergo cocoon and has her arms up and sucks her hands through it. I'm thinking of switching to a sleeping bag as the morrow reflex has gone anyway so she might learn to self soothe if she can get to her fingers.

    She woke only an hour after I put her down, and as that is usually her longest stretch, I just started bawling, so I think it was a bit of a reality check for DH how much I've been struggling. He tried for an hour to resettle her without much luck, only boob would do. He suggested leaving her to cry, but as she's young, I told him she wouldn't learn anything from it.

    I'm taking dd1 to orientation today at daycare so mum will look after dd2, I will leave a few dummies for her to try as she usually just screams when left with someone else.
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    LMS, were any of the dummies the gumdrop/soothie shape, and if so 0-3 months or 3+ months? DS hated the 3+ as they are pretty firm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    LMS, were any of the dummies the gumdrop/soothie shape, and if so 0-3 months or 3+ months? DS hated the 3+ as they are pretty firm.
    They were all newborn sizes as they were the ones I bought as a newborn lol. There was a gumdrop, cherry shape and an orthodontic one. My gosh she's stubborn, she refused a variety of bottles from mum when we went only for an evening- starved herself for 8 hours till I got home!


 

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