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    Default Ditching the dummy...

    How did you do it? And how long did it take?

    Dd2 is 16 months and keeps getting a rash at the corner of her lips and only thing I can think of is her dummy do I hve decided its time to ditch the dummy!! Dd1 seemed so much easier to get rid of the dummy. I'm gradually doing it. She doesn't have it when awake and now I'm not giving it to her for her naps, which iv started today an she's been crying for ages. I'm not giving in though!! Once she's use to not having it at all during the day I will then take it away at bed time.

    I'm just interested in how you did it and how easy it was to get rid of it once and for all!

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    My friend recently did it. Just went cold turkey and braced herself for sleepless nights. She said it took 2 nights for dd to stop asking for it. They haven't looked back since!

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    I did it gradually and only allowed it in bed, though i did allow it in bed till 2.5 then we threw them out altogether without any prob as she was old enough to understand

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    A friend attached the dummy to a slightly cumbersome stuffed toy, so if she wanted the dummy in she had to physically hold up the toy. She carried it for a little bit, but then less and less as it interfered with play etc when she only had one hand available. She ditched it on her own due to the inconvenience.

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    Cold turkey! Get them to say goodbye to it one morning and prepare for a tantrum or two. I replaced with a new bed toy she chose. Took us 3 nights of tears, but she was 25 months.

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    "You're a big boy now, we need to pack all the dummies away for all the new babies who need them".... And then lots of praise for being such a big boy. After one day that was that!

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    Cold turkey! It took 3 days for her to forget about it and now I'll never use one again. Her sleeps improved out of sight!

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    Cold turkey -DD1 spat it out at 6 months and never took one again. DD2 never took one in the first place and DS is 18 days old and refuses to take one.

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    I cut the teats off the end and let them find them "broken" and asked them to put them in the bin. If they asked I reminded them why we threw them out.


 

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