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Stopping dummies.

Posted by mom112217, 25th November 2016

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  • I’d say when they turn 2 years of age.

  • Before they turn 2 is best.

  • It is up to you when you want to stop the dummy I did it and it was fairly easy

  • It all comes down to bub. Some parents have a shocking time weening bub from a dummy, others do it with ease

  • I don’t think there’s a set time. Generally it’s when you can get them to give it up, some are reluctant

  • When you and them are ready. Dont believe there’s a fix time. Mine just decided she didn’t like it anymore at 3 months

  • My first had one for the first couple months then he got over it, my second had one until roughly 5 months then he got over it. I just stopped giving it, they both didn’t care at all

  • My son used to suck his thumb more than the dummy and was fortunate that both my children disliked the dummy and never used it for too long . I would use the dummy only as a backup if eg they cant sleep and you need to comfort them urgently otherwise I don’t think it is necessary and creates a bad habit which will be hard to stop later on . Guess the answer is ASAP.

  • You can’t stop early enough, better still…don’t start at all !

  • Around their 1st birthday. Mine were easy to get rid of as they lost interest in them.

  • as soon as possible. THey are a nightmare to get rid of if you leave it too late.

  • my first born was never into the dummy thing so we were lucky but the second one slept all night once she had a dummy from the age of 1. she is 3 now and has agreed that Santa will take her dummy in replacement of presents. she says she is a big girl now. we will see how it goes but she is quite dedicated to it

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