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    Default Weaning off Dummy

    Hi all,

    My DS is just over 4 months and I'm trying to wean her off the dummy.

    She goes to sleep all on her own ( no rocking etc) but of course, with the dummy.

    Ive had enough of getting up just to put it back in!!! She is a great night sleeper except for this. However she has bad reflux still which is why I couldn't really enforce it until now. It's slowly going away.

    Any tips? I'm prepared for a few days of screaming. I've tried patting, singing etc but I need to know there is light at the end of the tunnel! Tips please!

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    Subscribing as am in exactly the same boat.

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    Haha we are the same so subbing n bumping

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    I have been reading Elizabeth pantley and have been looking at attempting the Pantley pullout method.... although haven't given it a go seriously yet.

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    At such a young age I've been told the cold turkey method is best. Typically within a few days it will be forgotten about - the older they are,the harder it CAN be as they are more attached. If your LO is already waking up looking for it then it will only get worse!

    I wouldn't introduce any other sleep association like rocking etc as bubs may just rely on that as a replacement. Be prepared for a few nights of it taking longer to fall asleep and just go and give a reassuring pat when needed.

    Oh and throw out ALL dummies so you aren't tempted to cave at 4am!!!

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    What she said [above]!

    All for the cold turkey method. We did it with DD when she was five months old because it was causing problems. Stopped the swaddling at the same time, switched her to a Gro-bag and did a little 'sleep training' and it worked a treat - took three days for her to start sleeping like a champion.

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    Subbing as I will be in this position in a few months.... but at the moment he loves it and won't sleep without it (4 weeks old). But I don't want to have to keep putting it back in for more than a few months if I can help it....

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    Sea shanty what kind of sleep training did you do?

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