Gently farewelling little one’s dummy days
Hadd in some lovely sleep cues and cut down the amount of time he uses the dummy. So have a sleep comforter/ toy that is appropriate and start to add that into your sleep routine.
I can hear you saying: ” But he’s not interested.” Just keep trying as the dummy is probably his main comforter, however, when you take that out he will attach to something else.
When you do use the dummy there is a range of techniques like starting to wean. Like when he is sucking to go to sleep, let him suck for 30 seconds then remove the dummy from his mouth and gently hold him under the chin. He will look for it but wait. If he starts to get desperate, wait as long as you can, i. e. 10 seconds or more then pop it back in for him to suck. Repeat the above again and again aiming for longer non- sucking times. At some point you may just give it to him to fall asleep and try the whole process again next sleep time.
Yes, going to sleep may take a little longer, however, you are starting to shake up on his sucking. It is no longer constant.
This is a gentler technique than just removing the dummy altogether. Keep doing this for the next week or two and you will be surprised how he adapts.