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    Default Too old for a dummy?

    My daughters are 4.5 and 3 and still have dummies. They don't have them all the time, just at bedtime, or when they need comfort,or relaxation. The dentist has said that they have perfect teeth, and there are no other problems because of the dummy. Recently, however, I have been getting comments from friends and family about their dummy use. This has made me think, should I get rid of the dummies? If so how? Is anyone else in a similar situation, or has any advice?

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    Wow I'm surprised the dentist didn't tell you to get rid of it?

    Our dentist was so rude and mean I went home in tears I was strict and got rid of DD's. Her teeth are perfect too. But he said it creates bad eating/chewing

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    Default Too old for a dummy?

    Tbh I think 4.5 is too old for a dummy (unless there are other issues involved). They should learn to have healthier coping mechanisms at that age.

    That being said, if it's causing you no problems who cares what I or other people think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Tbh I think 4.5 is too old for a dummy (unless there are other issues involved). They should learn to have healthier coping mechanisms at that age.

    That being said, if it's causing you no problems who cares what I or other people think?
    This.
    My DD is 3 and half and still has a dummy. Well. ..usually it's about 5 or 6... she stashes them in her bed. She only has them for sleep or medical stuff. since she has a syndrome and is developmentally delayed she wouldn't understand losing it. So for now it stays.
    However, if she understood those cute story books about getting rid of the dummy I'd totally do it.
    Often we overthink stuff like this and it's much worse in our imagination than what happens in real life.
    However, at the end of the day it's up to you and no one else.

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    My DD was 5 and DS1 was nearly 4 when they gave up the dummy, although they only had it at sleep time. Their teeth are perfectly fine, and they are happy bright kids.

    I really could care less what others think of my parenting, I'm comfortable with my decisions. I find the judgy preachy parents are usually the ones that do so to make themselves feel better about their own parenting.

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    4.5 too old. Im amazed dentist said its ok too, mine have always said no.

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    A little old. Just because another kids teeth are fine (so far) doesn't mean your kids teeth will be. Maybe if you can try and wean the kids onto other coping mechanisms? Good luck

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    Yeah I would say a bit old for them. I would be worried about teeth also, especially for the 4.5yo...she will be getting adult ones soon.

    Having said that, ive always been a 'do what u need to do' kind of mum. Don't let anyone tell u what u should and shouldn't be doing with your kids. Follow your mummy instincts and do what u feel is right for u and your family.

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    We got rid of ds dummy at Christmas time (3.5yrs) said Santa needed them for the baby reindeer . So he packed them up and left them out of Santa and Santa left him extra special gifts.

    From there we actually threw them all out because I know I would have caved and gave him one when he winged. He went maybe a few days of winging for it then he was fine. I was surprised.

    But still at 4 now I wish he still had it for my peace and quiet!!

    If your dentist says it's fine and it's only when they sleep I wouldn't worry. Maybe wait until Christmas and do what I did..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Tbh I think 4.5 is too old for a dummy (unless there are other issues involved). They should learn to have healthier coping mechanisms at that age.

    That being said, if it's causing you no problems who cares what I or other people think?
    This.

    My 16 month old has a dummy for sleep and I am trying to figure out how to wean him.


 

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