From my POV, i honestly think that you should just ignore the dummy. The more of a big deal you make of it, the harder it will be for her to give it up.
Not every child is the same. And quite frankly if it was a teddy or a blanket that she wouldn’t give up, no one would bat an eyelash so forget what everyone is saying.
Tell her that she can give it up when she’s ready and that if anyone finds out and makes fun of it she is to tell them that it is exactly like a favourite teddy for bed. And to shrug it off.
Do not let anyone, including you or her, say that she is too old for it.
You are not evil, you’re just trying to do right by your child.
I feel like the more you guys tried to get rid of it, the harder it became for her.
Published 7th December 2019