How do I get rid of the dummy!! shes 9 and half months

Kelly - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




Hi everyone i have a little girl megan and she has a dummy when she is tired to go to sleep with but now she has teeth i would like to get rid of it! Any help very welcome! thankd


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Kate - posted on 09/18/2009




My son is 13 months and only has his dummy when he's going to sleep or to soothe him if he's fallen over or something similar. Alfie is my second child and my first hated dummies so never had one. I will wean Alfie off his in the next few months, but I'm not overly concerned as it is an orthodontic one so shouldn't spoil his teeth or speech.

Kelly - posted on 09/18/2009




Thanks ladies, im gonna try tonight. ill let u now how we get on. i will apologise to the neighbours in advance lol.

Kaitlan - posted on 09/18/2009




My son is 7 months old and he has been off the dummy for roughly 4 days now. He would have it for the same reason as your daughter. What I done was, stopped giving it to him for his nap on the first day, but gave it in the evening. Then on the second day he didnt have it at all. He did whinge for it but he soon realised he wasnt going to have it and gave in. The past couple of days havent been easy. Listening to him moan and cry for his 'nin' is hard. But it will get easier :)

As for dipping it in something that your child doesnt like or cutting the end, i would never ever reccomened!!

KUP -- Hope this helps x

Iysha - posted on 09/17/2009




Is the dummy a pacifier? I have never heard the term "dummy" used before. If it is, the key to taking it away is to just take it away. There will be tantrums, and endless crying for a few days but it won't last real long and she will be rid of it for good. You should be prepared for sleepless nights so maybe try not offering it to her on a Friday evening so you have the weekend. Talking it away "cold turkey" should be easier because she won't expect you to cave in and give it to her or expect it at any one time of the day. It's like ripping off a bandaid... It stings at first and a while later it's just fine.

It is also easier to get rid of the pacifier around you daughter's age. The older a child is, the harder it is to get them off it.

I have also heard of cutting off the ends or dipping it in something that tastes gross from other moms on here.

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