Does anyone know of any great ideas to help a child loose the Dummy?

Kristy - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 23 months old, But im gonna stop giving the dummy today just for naps and in the next couple of week his gonna loose the dummy for good. But my sons a very active kid, is there any good ideas on calming a child and relaxing without a dummy.

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Jackie - posted on 01/26/2010

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i'm assuming a "dummy" is a pacifier???????? If so I agree...take them all away at once. We didn't have to make a process out of it b/c we did it when Kaylee was 7 mos old...but I have heard the give them to little babies who need them thing many times. Stress its for LITTLE babies adn not BIG boys and just pull them all. Whatever you do, don't keep giving in and giving them back after a day of fussing...you'll never get there. Just be prepared for a nite or two of restlessness...and possibly sleeplessness...but 2 days are worth it rather than dragging it out for both of you over 2 months

Amy - posted on 01/26/2010

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i had a friend "mail" them to babies who need them. that worked for getting rid of. as for calming down. bedtime routines rock. we always did bath, brush, book, bed. it helped set up for bedtime and then they know it's time to calm and settle down. my daughter is now three and after her shower she takes herself pee and brushes her teeth without us asking then goes and sits on her bed after she picks out a book. it rocks! we have a few nights where she doesn't want to go to bed, but we just say, you know it's bedtime and she just kinda harumphs and goes. my daughter is also VERY active. still to this day.

Anne - posted on 01/25/2010

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hi i have a 2 yr old a few months back i had this problem and i ended up talin supernannies advice and it worked like a charm we gather every single 1 and put them in a bag and told her to put them on a tree outside for the fairies to take them for younger babies and in the mornin thir was a pressie for her my 2 friends done it too and weve never looked back good luck anyway

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Renee - posted on 02/04/2010

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Hi, Ive told friends thios and it has WORKED!!!! i hope it help[s you, give your son a newborn size dummy. there too small to keep in thier mouth and they get sick of holding them in my neighbour tried everything under the sun and this worked for her and 2 other friends of mine any bit of advice keep the same size dummy as yoyur child grows ten they wil grow out of it, as ujr chile grows sont change dummy size stay with newborn size goodluck!!! :)

Theresa - posted on 01/25/2010

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Try sitting and reading a book or two with him when you want him to settle down for naps or bedtime. Cuddling in a rocking chair with a blanket while you read always worked with my kids.

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