Lucas Sydney NSW 2 monthsold
We used a dummy for both our kids and although it got us through a difficult time, sometimes I lothe the thing as now the oldest is 2 1/2 and loves it too much. Mind you we only have it for sleep. But it is a coping mechanism for him now too. he asks to go to bed just so that he can have it.
My health nurse said that the bubs only NEED it for the first 3 months and after that it is a sleep association. So basically you may need to retrain your bub to sleep without it, and that will take patients and work from you. I was up multiple times per night (and still are) just to find the thing to put back into their mouths. My youngest goes to bed with 4!
They may suggest restricting it first to only sleep times, and then you may need to pat them like you would a bub who has trouble sleeping. No eye contact or talking to them etc... You may also like to try first pulling it out just before he falls asleep so that he might get used to falling asleep without it.
Good luck and please let us know how you go.
3 under 3- 15 month gaps. Busy but loving it eìí?
I use a dummy only when jessica is inconsolible, it calms her down. She sometimes has it for sleep time but usually spits it out before she fully goes to sleep.
I would restrict the use to bedtime and only during the day when it's less tiring, try putting him to sleep without the dummy and only use it at night until he gets used to the idea of not having it. As has been said wean him of it before three months as then they start making associations.
Peta, mum of 7 kids