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    Default How did you drop the dummy?

    I have absolutely no problem with my 3.5 month DD having a dummy to sleep but she wakes up to 10 times from about 3am onwards and then every half an hour during the day naps. If I put her dummy in it buys me another half an hour (if I'm lucky).

    I feel like I cannot physically get out of bed, put that dummy in just to hear her cry 10 minutes later one more time. Please help!!!

    How did you cull the dummy when your Bub was young?

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    We did it at about 4 months with my son. We put him to bed without it and went back in to resettle two times, if he still wasn't asleep, he would get the dummy. Eventually he settled without it and it was done.

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    We just went cold turkey at around 4 months. He wasn't as attached to it as he could have been so that worked in our favour.

    Each attachment I've had to break I've gone cold turkey, it was painful for a day or two but he has handled it really well. I understand not all children will be like this and I'm sure I'll meet my match sooner or later!

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    Cold turkey for dd1 around 4/5 months. It was more a hinderance than help at that stage- constantly waking needing it back in.
    A couple of rough days/sleeps but quickly forgotten
    (Dd2 refused a dummy from the get go so we did without)

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    I've always co-slept with my babies, so getting up was never a problem for me. Plus I'd ALWAYS take the dummy out of DD's mouth the minute she fell asleep, that way she never relied on it to keep her to sleep.
    Finally, at I think 18 months (later than I would have liked) I began to cut tiny bits off the dummy each night. I only had to do it over maybe one week in total and she was like "what's going on here? I don't like this at all" and gave up sucking. Ahh, nothing was ever that hard with my first bub. With #2 it's been a whole other story!!!

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    Bump. I would like to know how eventually. We should have quit it right then when he wasn't too keen with it at the beginning. It was advised by the dr to give him dummy due to reflux. At 4.5 months, he started asking for dummy at every wake and we woke up countless time to put it back. I was at my wit end. Unfortunately no luck getting him to quit. He just cried hysterically. We suck it up and trained him to put it back in himself. If I have to do it again, quit it early.

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    I think we went cold turkey when ds was about 8 months old... As others have said, a few days of hell but he eventually found his thumb (which is probably worse, but at least he can find it easily enough). Now at almost 2.5 he still sucks his thumb in bed but no other time which I think I can deal with at this point.

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    We had to ditch DDs dummy when she was around 2yo. Honestly, I wanted her to have it longer but she started chewing them so it became a bit dangerous. Because she was older I was able to explain that she's a big girl now and doesn't need the dummy. She cried a lot at bedtime for a couple of days but then it was forgotten. She never needed it through the night, only to get off to sleep so I never had to do dummy runs through the night. Thankfully DS (22mo) is the same, no dummy runs as he spits it out once he's asleep. He still wakes at night once or twice but it's not because of his dummy. I have no plans to take it away at this point.

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    On day on my way to pick him up from care he was 20 months. I put them all in the wheely bin then got him from care. That night was hell but the next day it was done and he was tidally fine.

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    Cold turkey at about 15 months. When she asked for I just said "no your a big girl!" Like she was being silly and she would giggle. She never cared.

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