Some ways i have heard of people getting rid of their childrens dummies are - leaving them out for santa so that they can get presents, throwing them out the window of a car (not too good for the environment) and telling their child its gone forever, telling them that daddy doesn't like dummies anymore so they can't have one around him & eventually they don't want it at all.
I know of children that have sucked their thumbs into their teens and have buck teeth because of this, so as i said earlier it is much easier to get rid of a dummy than a thumb.
Mother of Reece - 24/01/03
Hope this helps!
Johanne_Chambers@yahoo.com.au plainland qld
My 2yo askes for her dummy, indicating she wants to go to bed! She is never allowed to have it otherwise!
There are so many around now, but like celeste my daughter only ever liked the $1.50 HAPPY BABY dummies!
goodluck and let us know how your going,
DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m
Kelly,QLD, boy 23.01.03 and girl 08.04.05
I didn't like dummies either but as my little girl was early I was recommended to get one to help her learn to suck for food. It soon became my best friend and I found after spending up to $10- per dummy that her favourite was the happy baby one (($1-50 each). When she started teething she refused to have her dummy any more and has never looked back (although I will admit to trying to force it in her mouth a few months ago after a whole hour of crying - didn't work). I think if used only when your baby requires it - wheres the harm.