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He wakes during the night crying when the dummy falls out of his mouth

Hi Maree, i was wondering if you can assist in the following question. I have a 5 month old baby who would continuously wake up during the night and cry when the dummy falls out of his mouth. At most times, he would fall back asleep once we get out of bed to put the dummy back into this mouth.Is there a better way of doing this? Your advice is much appreciated.
Regards,
Mandy

Maree...
Answer: Hi Mandy, It does sound like he is relying on the dummy as his sleep association, I would suggest you try to do away with it or at least remove it before he falls asleep so it isn`t the last thing he remembers before falling asleep. Try our It`s Time To Sleep settling techniques to settle and resettle if waking other than for feeds during the night. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 22 Jun 2009