My DD had a dummy for bedtime until she was 3 but it was never a problem for her as she never woke up for me to put it back in when she was little and I guess by the time she was older she could pop it back in herself.
My DS on the other hand was one to cry when he woke up and wanted someone to pop it back in so at 3 months I got rid of it all together there was some tears until he found that sucking on his fingers he could soothe himself.
I think it also interfered with our breastfeeding as I introduced it very early on and I probably gave it to him to suck when actually he was probably hungry and this led to a downward spiral in feeding at the breast.
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01-07-2012 13:44 #21
01-07-2012 14:03 #22Senior Member
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I used the dummy for all 3 of my kids but we got rid of it well before 2....i think it's great but like the PP I regret using it as a newborn for dd2 as it definitely interfered with bf.
01-07-2012 14:28 #23Senior Member
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I avoided one with DS1 and that was great! Then, along came DS2 and I used one- wow, I regret it- created a rod for my own back. He used to wake up and cry and want his dummy and would settle once it was put in again. I have decided not to use one this time around.
01-07-2012 14:47 #24
My dd is now 6 months and when she learnt that she could pull out her dummy herself and spit it, she went off it. This was at about 4 months. I really wish at times she would still have it but just chews on it now as if it were a toy.
28-12-2012 07:07 #25
Our ds 22 months has a dummy now for bed time but we are just about to get rid of it he is old enough!
Our ds is 7 months so there is 15 months in between and he has never had one we tried a few times and when he wouldn't take it I decided right he isn't having one and he is fine
I personally wouldn't try the dummy
28-12-2012 08:36 #26
I love the dummy and will use Dummy for number 2. They are great.LOVE THEM.
My DS 19 months just gave up his dummy. Well mummy made him. He was an addict. Totally addicted to dummy. I cleared the house of dummy's prior to picking him up from care. Then left the ones there and told them to throw them away. The first 24 hours were hell but now it's gone and he has just adapted.
I would give number 2 a dummy. Such a life saver.
28-12-2012 08:55 #27
Both mine had the dummy. DD till 2 and it was never a issue. DS till 9 months he self weaned. I used to give them one and put one near their head and they would wake and put it in, when they were babies they were in my room so I'd put it in before they woke.
I'd use it again, the only thing I hate about them is seeing a 2+ year old walking around sucking on them or parents using them to make a child quite during the day, I think they should be for sleep only.
28-12-2012 11:17 #28
I never used dummies for DS and not using it with DD even though she was given dummy at the hospital due to some insensitive care treatment. They never needed the dummy really to go to sleep or to be settled. I just give them a chance to settle by themselves as early as I can without letting them CIO. They both went through a sucking period when they love to suck on their hands, but it stopped in a month or two I reckon that if it's not introduced to them then they won't know any different.
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