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    Default Teaching to put own dummy in

    My ds is a little over 4 months old. I was wondering is he too young for me to teach him to put his own dummy in? He is a pretty good sleeper but I'm trying to stop putting him in the love to dream swaddle of a night, which in turn makes him knock his dummy out easily.

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    You know your baby best, but that would have been far too young for my daughter.

    We dropped the dummy completely at about 7 months for exactly the reasons you mention. Even at that age, she couldn't seem to grasp the concept of finding and putting it back when it came out. On the plus side, once we got rid of the dummy she found her thumb...couldn't lose that, and still uses it to get to sleep at 2 :P

    Good luck, whatever way you go!

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    When DS2 started rolling onto his tummy I stopped swaddling him and he'd knock his dummy out. He couldn't put it back in so would cry. I can't remember what age exactly but around 6 months I think. I decided it was time to ditch the dummy anyway as he was getting his first tooth. It was only a few days before he forgot about it and learnt to sleep without it. At 4 months it's unlikely bub'll be able to put it back in. As great as they are for settling bub it's also great when they settle without it. One less thing to wash and remember when you go out.

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    Ds has reflux and I was told the dummy can help with that. Though I would still be interested in getting rid of it, I just have no idea how!!??

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    Unfortunately sometimes you have to let them cry themselves to sleep. Or feed, rock, pat without the dummy until they fall asleep. At this age they should forget about it pretty quickly, I think it's a lot harder when they're older.

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    Dummy fan here and gave it up just before 2. They should start to learn at about 6 months and have it nailed by 9 months. I could never have given the dummy up so early. He loved it.

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    6mths was the magic age DD1 could put her own dummy back in.

    I had an air-wrap bumper on the cot and would put a few dummies in with her and 80% of the time she could find one when she wanted it.

    My next 2 bubs both refused dummies completely


 

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