+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    4,269
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked
    1,807
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default How little did it take your toddler to settle after dummy removal?

    We took DD's dummy last Saturday night, (have it to Santa, she got a special present in return) wondering for those that have done it how long it took for them to settle ok without it? She only ever used it in her cot, never out & only really to put her to sleep, she has comforters she's always cuddled as well but night 5 & she seems so much worse tonight, it's killing me! DH flew out this morning for work so that might be making her worse tonight but geez she is strong willed!

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to AmyEL For This Useful Post:

    Barnaby  (28-12-2016)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    4,269
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked
    1,807
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Bump, it took her 29 mins to go to sleep last night...

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    5,420
    Thanks
    1,030
    Thanked
    3,534
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Sorry you have had no responses but I have no dummy weaning experience.

    Similar but different experience with a very determined BF boy who refused weaning for a long time.

    For us the first few days were ok and easier but then there were times (for us it happened almost a month after) where it regressed a little and he got upset. I was pregnant at the time and I think the changes that were happening may have caused it.

    I'd guess that your DH being away is enough of a change.

    Just keep doing what you are doing. It does get easier.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    616
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked
    76
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Not as long as I expected for us.....I think 2-3 days maybe?!

    Weirdly though at age 6 she started asking for it again....obviously we just said no you are a big girl now... She had some issues at school this year so I assume the asking was just a looking for comfort thing...

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    4,269
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked
    1,807
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Thanks she went to daycare yesterday & had a nap there without any issues! I'm hoping it's not too much longer... I'm pregnant with number 3 so need to do it now so she's well & truly over it before bubs comes

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    3,974
    Thanks
    1,595
    Thanked
    1,318
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    How old is your DD @AmyEL? They do tend to pick up on any little things so knowing DH was leaving may have made the night worse.
    It took at good 3-4 days for our girls to adjust to no more dummy. They settled fine but stirred throughout the nights in which I let them self settle. They were around 1.5-2.5 years when we stopped dummies.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    4,269
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked
    1,807
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    How old is your DD @AmyEL? They do tend to pick up on any little things so knowing DH was leaving may have made the night worse.
    It took at good 3-4 days for our girls to adjust to no more dummy. They settled fine but stirred throughout the nights in which I let them self settle. They were around 1.5-2.5 years when we stopped dummies.
    She's 2yo (was 2 in Oct) she is actually sleeping really well through the night, it's just the getting to sleep part that is difficult!

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    520
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked
    268
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My dd had one. She only ever used it for sleeping until she had eye surgery at 22mths old then it was in her mouth all the time. We only had the one dummy and she sucked it until it broke and decided to put it in the bin. She asked for it but we reminded her of what happened and since she hasn't bothered. Zero fuss that night too when she went to bed.

    My ds has one now and I thought it would bring up the issue again for dd but she is not bothered one bit.

    God luck, every bubba is different and I hope she is past it soon xo

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    582
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    With my DD it was only 1 night but we did a lot of preparation before hand and she was 2.5 years old so old enough to understand. How old is your little one? Maybe the timing is not right? Don't feel bad if u decide to give it back and try again in a few months. Good luck

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    2,677
    Thanks
    1,057
    Thanked
    887
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    When the dummy fairy took my DS's dummy he was nearly 3.5 yrs and he took ages to fall asleep for several weeks as he couldn't suck it to relax anymore. He had to learn to relax another way. He never once asked for it though. Just took longer to settle. So hang in there!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Implanon - when did it settle down
    By smallpotatoes in forum General Health
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-11-2016, 15:06
  2. 27 Single, desire to settle down and have family
    By Domsnglgent27 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 31-03-2016, 20:16
  3. Unable to self-settle
    By jcjosi in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-02-2016, 12:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Melbourne Natural Medicine ClinicLeading natural health practitioners in fertility, preconception, pregnancy, and children's health. We take an ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Perth HSG with poppyseed oilConception & Fertility General Chat
Joyful JanuaryConception issues & ttc
Breast pad recommendations?Breastfeeding Support
I am...#21General Chat
Report Card Blues...General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
TTC and IUIConception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›