I could really use some advice on what strategies to use to get my DD 2.5 years to give up her comforters. I never wanted my child to have a comforter but as a baby I wrapped her in muslin wraps and she would escape from them and cuddle and suck on them, so now she uses them as a comforter still . She only really has them at sleep time , in the car on long trips or when she is sick. I hate them and think she is too old to have them. So should I just go cold turkey and take them away? I feel that I am too soft and will give in because I can't stand her crying for ages . I have tried talking to her about it but the idea that she will have to give them up just makes her want them more . Would greatly appreciate advice from others.
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28-12-2011 21:31 #1
Getting rid of the comforter
28-12-2011 21:41 #2
My just 4 yr old still has her blankie, for sleeping only or like you said, when she's sick. I'm planning on letting her outgrow it in her own time, it brings her such comfort, who am I to take it way from her.
But I know we all have different ideas on these things
What about a "swap" where she swaps the wrap for a soft cuddly toy of her choice maybe?
28-12-2011 21:52 #3
I believe taking it away from him will only cause him distress.
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28-12-2011 22:05 #4
My son is almost 7 and has been sleeping with "Sam Dog" since he was a toddler. He doesn't need him anymore, but when he is sad or bummed about something, he has Sam Dog for a cuddle. I could never have taken him away.
We do joke about his future wife having a problem sharing the bed with Sam Dog, but really...he will grow out of it in his own good time. It doesn't hurt anyone.
I'm not really one to judge, but what is the harm in letting her keep it? Do we ever get too old to need comfort? Perhaps you need to consider her feelings about it, rather than yours? She's only 2 - still a wee little thing in the world.
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28-12-2011 22:08 #5Smile :)
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My DD gave hers to the dummy fairy for some new little babies that needed them. We put them in the letter box before she went to bed. She had one in bed (it always fell out she hardly ever sucked it) I snuck in and took her last dummy and left a new doll from the dummy fairy.I threw them all in the bin so I wasnt tempted to give in. In the morning she saw they were gone from the letter box. She was fine with it all. I think she only asked once for a dummy but then reminded me that new babies had them. Worked fantastically for me.
28-12-2011 22:17 #6
I guess it wouldn't bother me so much if she was just cuddling it but sucking on it all night surely can't be good for her teeth can it? she is asleep at the moment and still has a good corner of the wrap firmly in her mouth . Plus I am forever washing them ( she has about 6) as I can't stand them being soggy and stinky.
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I would never remove a comforter. Bub will give it up one day.
28-12-2011 22:26 #9
i wouldnt worry about it too much, as she gets older she'll use them less and less.
28-12-2011 22:29 #10
DD is 4 and still has her "blankie" and sucks her thumb.
The sucking thing isnt an issue. DD has been to the dentist twice now to have her teeth checked and they said it isnt an issue at all unless the she sucks her thumb after the 1st lot of teeth fall out. So you shouldnt worry about you DD's teeth.
DD doesnt use her blanket at kindy, she will take it in the car but unless she is sick she will leave it in there. She keeps talking about how when she goes to prep she wont be able to take her blankie or suck her thumb.
I sure DD will grow out of it in her own time
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