Anna - posted on 09/22/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi All, my 9 month old baby is addicted to his dummy/pacifier to the point he needs it to be resettled for naps and night sleep (every 1-4 hours). We generally end up co-sleeping early morning, but he is starting to resist this to. He settles within a couple of minutes after book/song and dummy, but seems to have a hard time resettling without the dummy. As I am struggling with sleep deprivation, I am thinking of taking the dummy away, I am worried about how long and hysterical he will cry for. Has anyone been through this and can perhaps share their experience and method used?
Thank you so much.
Please note my son is breastfed but has weaned early, only taking a midnight and morning breastfeed.
Our routine now is:
8.30 fruit / cereal
11.30 lunch - fingerfoods
24.00 breastfeed (time varies)