Just writing that title was a crazy feeling! Just a few months ago I wrote a blog about how we tried but failed and now it’s been two weeks and not a return in sight of the dummy.
Our one year old was definitely very attached to his dummy and when I say very attached I mean it. He would hide his dummies and remember his tracks even if it had been a few days in between.
When we first tried the no dummy method we only let him have it for sleep and cut it out in everyday use. This did work until the hiding stage began and we eventually gave up and let our child win.
A few months had past and our son was no longer in a cot and was sleeping in a big boy bed yet he still has a dummy. I went into his daycare and began chatting with one of his teachers and friend of mine and asked her for ideas, she began to tell me that a child in Lorenzos room had just cut the dummy and the parents went straight cold turkey and it worked.
When I heard that story I was stocked and thought to myself no way would my child be that easy. Few weeks passed by and a parent and I were talking and she was saying that her child’s teachers stopped giving the dummy for rest time and she sleeps fine without it. I took this information and asked my son’s teachers the next day to try the same and they did!
That night Lorenzo didn’t sleep with a dummy and we haven’t looked back since.
To me what I find the funniest out of all of it was with all the parenting books and online forms etc. They tell you how to get rid of the dummy and by letting your kids know and being aware before taking the dummy bit spinning it to be (superman is going to take them ) and replace with a toy. But in the end the old fashion way of just throwing them away and going cold turkey is actually what worked for my son.
I would love to here how you as a parent took away the dummy and did it work and what age?
Not just a regular mum 💌