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    Default When did your baby take a dummy?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    This I get, and makes perfect sense to me. But why automatically give it to one week old baby? It seems unnecessary as they may turn out to settle quite well on their own and not be a comfort sucker.
    Little unfair?
    My ds was 5 days old ... I spent a whole night nursing him with my nipple in his mouth (not sucking just in there, everytime I took it out ds started crying) ... Dh went ans bought dummies the next morning ... By the morning I was absolutely beside myself.

    I was also one of those people who said my kids would never have dummies lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry swing View Post
    I've read on the SIDS website that dummies help decrease the risk of SIDS. it goes onto say that it *may* interfere with breastfeeding so it's up to the individual to make an informed decision
    Yay!! I love this research and quote it to everyone who gives me a hard time about using dummies!

    We use the orthodontic shape. Both my kids started with Avent- they look the smallest but both moved onto and loved the NUK ones.

    Some kids just suck immediately, we panicked after the first time we gave DD one- we thought we'd never get it out lol
    DS you'd have to hold it for a couple seconds, then it would fall out every so often.

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    I see your child is due in September....now, I don't want to wish this upon you or your baby because it's horrible for everyone involved, but if your child is uncontrollably crying, sucking at your boob for 24 hours straight, you haven't slept, he hasn't slept....are you really not going to try and give him a dummy? Would you rather you both get to the point of pure exhaustion? Like anything with parenting, you have to be prepared to compromise, whether it be a birth plan, feeding or dummies. SIDS and WHO guidelines are just that - guidelines. They provide you with information so you can make your own decisions. I don't think people should be judged or criticised just because they do something against these 'guidelines'.

    In saying that, I wish you all the best of luck with your new bubba

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    Nuk for me too :-) seems to be a popular choice. I wasn't too keen on dummies mainly because I had a hard time giving mine up! But I was prepared to give it if I needed to, DD was great baby, sleeping eating hardly ever cried, we saved the dummy for when we travel and at night time for sleep tho I'm trying to take it away when she's asleep so she's not sucking on it all might. She started consistently having the dummy for night time at 2 months.

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    DD only ever took/takes the nuk silicone dummies.

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    Hmm... bit of sensitivity around.

    Quote Originally Posted by pilbarablossom View Post
    I see your child is due in September....
    My second child, yes. And as I said I tried a dummy with DS1 during an unsettled period but he wasn't a comfort sucker and it didn't take. So I'm not someone who is against them at all.

    I'm not "judging" people or being "unfair". (?!?) I was genuinely asking why you'd give it to a brand new newborn because I know how my DS's behaviour varied wildly the first few days/weeks and we hadn't yet learned to figure out why/what he needed etc. I had no idea what I was doing caring for a newborn and I would have worried giving him a dummy would have masked the real reason he was crying or something. It just didn't occur to me to try it as a settling technique so early on when we were learning the ropes. Doesn't mean I think anyone else is wrong for doing it. I was genuinely interested as might try again for the next one.

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    My dd took any type but my ds (12 weeks) took time to take a dummy...still now needs me to hold it there till he gets a good tight suck. He only likes Avent flat silicone dummies.

    I am all for dummies. I think they r a great comfort tool. Getting rid of my dd was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be and she was addicted. I would rather a dummy sucker than a finger or thumb sucker!

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    Default Re: When did your baby take a dummy?

    Never! Neither of my kids would take a dummy grrr. My first child was never very oral anyway (bad feeder, never breastfed well and never attached to bottles much either )
    My second is a boob only kinda baby. I've tried all kinds of tricks but nothing has worked.

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    Default When did your baby take a dummy?

    Quote Originally Posted by lolz83 View Post
    My bubs was in the hospital neonatal nursery for the first 3 days, they gave him this amazing dummy which he loves. I haven't given it back to him yet cos I don't have a sterilizer.
    If he was in NICU and you want more google gumdrops or look on eBay. They sell them too


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    Default When did your baby take a dummy?

    DS 1 refused even though I persisted for 9 mths! Lol he had one for a week of so at birth in NICU
    DS 2 loves his dummy, had it since day 3! Now 4 weeks


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