So the past couple of days DS (just turned 2) has become obsessed with a little bunny so at bedtime last night I just randomly decided not to clip his dummy to his sleeping bag and see what happened. I didn't say anything to him about it, just put him to bed as usual and decided if he called me back in for it I would just pretend I'd forgotten it and give it to him. He never said anything!! He took about 45 mins to fall asleep rather than 5 or 10 but was quiet, just wiggling around in his cot. He slept fine, no random wake ups in the middle of the night wanting it but woke at about 5am. I do normally hear him stir around 4am and hear him put his dummy in his mouth and then he sleeps until between 6 and 7am so now I'm worried 5am will be a regular wakeup because maybe that is when the dummy was most important to him? He did his normal stirring around 4.30am but then obviously didn't have his dummy.
Has anyone had this happen? Did they just get used to it after a few days and go back to a more 'acceptable' wake up time? Or am I stuck with 5am wake ups for a while 😩? I don't sleep well myself so 5am is a killer for me.
I am super proud of him though, such a good little guy and he has said nothing about it!