ON FACEBOOK RECENTLY…
WE ASKED YOU:
Did you use a dummy? If so, how did you wean your little one off it?
My daughter wouldn’t give up till she was three. We tried everything without the tears, then I promised her a turtle and she gave it up! We ended up with two turtles. Then my son would only suck one type of dummy and I cut the end off it and he threw it at me and didn’t care about it, or touch another one! He was two.
Samantha Lee Fairhurst
I used the hard yack approach. We were having a bonfire one night. He wanted to throw it in the fire so we did and I told him he can’t have it now, it’s gone! He didn’t ask for it back after that. He was 15 months at the time. He’s three in September and hasn’t had one since! Lucky run, I’m guessing!
Both of my kids went cold turkey at nine to ten months when they were waiting for me to put it back in at night. Hard two days, but after that it’s soooo good.
We talked about it for a while regularly, then I helped him tie the ribbons through the holes one Christmas and put them up on the tree as decorations and there they stayed until the tree came down. Now we hang them up together every year and have a giggle about how cute they are.
At nine months we really did lose it. After three days we found it and thought, ‘Oh well she’s gone this long without it we might as well just keep going.’ Our ten-month-old hasn’t parted ways with his yet but hopefully he will soon, or it will “disappear” when he turns one.