My daughter just turned two and uses a dummy for sleep, when do I need to worry?

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  • my son was three when we decided it was time to get rid of them. Before that he loved them for comfort and I saw nothing wrong with it. We saw a dentist who said he had a small overbite due to the dummy so that night we got rid of them cold turkey as I didn’t want him to have to have a long-drawn out process. He was only unsettled for about half an hour that night, occasionally asked for them over the next few days but handled it very well. Cold turkey worked well for us but it doesn’t work for everyone

  • I left my bub in bed he was about 1 hmyear or just over and as he fell asleep I just took it out and one day it was clear he was fine

  • We don’t use a dummy because our little bub never took to it but I’ve heard it gets in the way of their teeth developing properly

  • My daughter in law handled it so well. She told her son a number of times before his second birthday that the dummy will go away when he is 2 years old and when he turned two that is what happened. They went to the shop beforehand and he chose a fluffy friend to replace his dummy for sleep time. It worked a treat. All the best

  • I wouldn’t worry but the Easter bunny is always a great person to give it to in exchange for Easter eggs.

  • I wouldn’t be worrying yet, she’s only 2 and only uses it for sleep. I’m sure she’ll decide for herself when to stop. Quit stressing mum!

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