ive heard from a few ppl that cold turkey is the best way just throw all dummys away.
or if your little one usually has it to go to sleep you could just give it to her for bed and then after a couple of weeks get rid of it.
well good luck and i hope i helped
who says you can''t give your kids everything!
Other ways for older kids are to plant a dummy tree, or throw it into the sky to be with the stars (which you can say are also dummies)
I worked in day care for a while and we used to take the older child down to the babies room (with the mothers permission of course) and get the child to choose a baby to give the dummy to. Also if its around christmas, easter, birthday they could swap the dummy for a present ie, santa takes it and leaves a special toy.
Not sure how I am going to do it though, I hope some of my own ideas work when the time comes....which will be very soon....and I am dreading it also.
Gooluck and let us know how you get on.
Gold coast, DD 3.5years, DD 15mths #3 on the way
I got rid of dummy soon after they sat up (not so attached to it then) The older they get the harder it is to get rid of Plus damages their teeth, can also encourage thumb sucking when you do depart from the dummy. (as they use thumb in place of dummy).
When I wanted to get rid of it I told them "dummy yucky now needs to go in the bin", would explain that they no longer need it as big person now etc (praise, praise, praise) would show them it is old then we would place in bin. Had a few restless nights but within a week they settle without it.
You can also "replace" the dummy with a small gift sort of a reward for giving it up, eg teddy
Another thing we did is everytime we saw a dummy we would say things about them being for babies but you my big boy/girl now.
Once you get rid of the dummy you will not regert it as you never have to find it in the dark again lol
Goodluck & let us know how you go.
mum to 5
the earier u take it away, they will talk quicker.
izacc,ethan and mya
He went to bed with no probs but in the morning he started to cry for it, so I took him into the living room and showed him where the Dummy Fairy had left him a suprise. (One of those small party packets of smarties left over from a Birthday party).
He only ever asked for his dummy once after that, and I explained about the Fairy again and he was cool with it.
My youngest might be different though, he's sooo stubourn.
He's a bit funny, he has to have it to sleep, but during the day, some days he needs it, other days he doesn't.
We're trying to get through the potty training stage at the moment, so once that's done and dusted, I may have to call the Dummy Fairy.
Rere, NZ, mum of three