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    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!

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    Bump, it took her 29 mins to go to sleep last night...

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    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.

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    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...

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    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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    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!


 

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