DD1 - almost 4.
DS - almost 2. He didn't want it anymore once his big sister stopped.
DD2 - is 2 and still has one.
None of mine ever woke regularly for the dummy as babies.
I don't have any regrets.
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21-09-2015 18:44 #21
What age did you take dummy away?
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21-09-2015 18:49 #22
My first two kids gave them up on their own quite early. My third still had his when he turned 2, and I took them off him a couple of months after his birthday. In hindsight I wish I'd have taken it at 18 months. If baby 4 takes a dummy and doesn't voluntarily ditch it like the first 2 did, I'll be taking it away at 18 months.
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21-09-2015 18:57 #23Senior Member
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DD gave hers up voluntarily just after her 3rd birthday. That was that! She was the same when toilet training. She just stopped using nappies one day.
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21-09-2015 19:00 #24
About 5 months. He only had it for 2 months and I regretted giving it to him at all after a month. If I was to do something differently, it would be to not give him the dummy at all.
One night he kept waking up every 15 minutes for about 5 hours. That was it, I took it away. It was rough going for about 4 days. He's a comfort sucker, and he really missed that. I was still rocking him to sleep anyway, so I just continued to do that until he was used to not having it. Ultimately I'm glad I took it away then. He slept really well at night for about 2 months. After 4 days he didn't remember having it any more, I didn't have to worry about it upsetting him for ages. He's back to being a terrible sleeper again, but still not as bad as when he had the dummy.
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21-09-2015 20:33 #25
Someone I know had the Easter Bunny take the dummies away to needy children. Child in said situation was 2.5 years old. Said child has hated the Easter Bunny ever since ("The Easter Bunny is mean. He took my dummies and I needed them"). I think the tears lasted for about a week.
22-09-2015 02:22 #26
Thanks for the replies!
DS is 3 and although I tell myself and others he only has the dummy at night, it's starting to be used a lot more during the day too. He loves his dummy and it works so well to settle him if he is worked up (seems like a lot lately!) so I'm a bit hesitant.
I might try the dummy fairy though he loves getting presents!!
22-09-2015 04:34 #27-
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Could you try and introduce another comforter/favourite toy before the dummy fairy comes?
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22-09-2015 07:59 #28
I think I will do what you said and maybe start being strict and putting some limits around dummy/bear for a few weeks first and then maybe tackle the dummy fairy 😁
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23-09-2015 16:02 #29
The weekend of DS's 3rd birthday,
We had planned to do dummy fairy, but turned out our little Sh!! furbaby piddled on a dummy DS had left on the floor, so we picked it up and threw it in the bin, we still grabbed his other ones and put in a box for the dummy fairy, when he woke up he got a letter and some Duplo to add to his collection
Took about a week for him to stop asking for it, but it's been nearly 4 months now with no need for it
He hadn't had it during the day in probably 4 months before we got rid of it.
24-09-2015 12:45 #30Senior Member
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DS, almost 4, DD, almost 3.
Both only used for sleep after about 12mo. Our dentist was cool about it (one of his DD had one til 5yo) no teeth issues, no distress on ceasing - both gave it up themselves.
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