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Just wondering did your baby use a dummy? Or Not? My first didn’t have one, but with my twins they were a life saver!

Posted by kjgarner, 22nd December 2015

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  • Absolutely! I’m convinced using e dummy helped my kids to sleep through the night which they did at 4 months and 9 weeks respectively!

  • No mine didn’t have a dummy. My eldest sucked her fingers, the other 3 didn’t and were great in self soothing as well

  • 1st refused, 2nd can’t live without it

  • My first baby (girl) wouldn’t take to a dummy at all. She was difficult to settle to sleep so we tried many times to introduce a dummy but she wasn’t willing to take it at all. Our son on the other hand took to it from what seemed like the moment he arrived! He had terrible reflux early on and it seemed to soothe and settle him. Come 3 years of age and we had a horrendous weaning him of it! We eventually did but it was a long hard month of getting him to settle every night in bed without it!

  • mine didn’t have one so that’s good but saying that they were poor sleepers stuck on the boob!

  • Yep we do – it helps him self sooth – lifesaver!

  • Yes we do. Our 1st loved it… our 2nd isnt really fussy with it… prefers to chew her own hands!

  • My first sucked her thumb so we swapped her over to a dummy, my second sucked his thumb and wouldn’t take a dummy. The best thing about a dummy is that you can get rid of it when the child is old enough, we then couldn’t take my son’s thumb away and he sucked it until he was 7! I would give my child a dummy in a heartbeat but I feel they no longer need it by about 2 or 3 years old.

  • We have been against the dummy. I understand for many parents, it is a miracle soother for their kids. Both my husband and I are dentists and we are very concerned with the potential effects long term use of dummy can have on a child’s oral development. The same goes with the cups that have straws.

  • My first one had it until she was 18 months old. I was very worried it would be hard to take it away from her but for my surprise it was very easy. We went to a cruise trip and took it away on the first day of our holiday.

  • Yes!! My son loves his dummy, he started sucking his thumb at 2 weeks old, I decided to use a dummy instead so it will be easier to wean him off it, Santa, tooth fairy, what ever angle we take! I don’t know if it was the right choice, I guess only time can tell!

  • We used one from one month to 5 months. It kept falling out at night and we were forever waking up putting it back in. Was tough to get rid of.

  • Somebody once told me that when kids get to an age where a dummy or sucking of their thumb is no longer appropriate you can take away a dummy but you can’t take away their thumb.

  • My first one, yes. It was the only thing to help her sleep and keeps her sleeping =)

    My second one, yes, but not as much as my first. He will fall asleep and spit it out and wont need it anymore.

  • My son did until he was 1 (I took it away) which was a life saver as he was in special care the first week of his life and it was painful with all the tests he had. My 2 girls both rejected the dummy so neither used one!

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