I believe that the best way to get rid of the dummy is to just do it. Take some pressure off by reminding yourself that sucking a dummy never becomes a lifelong habit.
Getting rid of the dummy is a scary thought and the thought is always scarier than getting rid of it.
How to get rid of dummy 4 year old. My 4 5 year old still has a dummy at night advice please. This is particularly effective if your child has a good imagination and a lot of parents swear by this method. Many children will stop using a dummy by themselves.
From behaviour to bedtimes school choices to screen time this is the place to talk all things child related. Well not long after i started this thread we decided to cut out dummy in the day time so not in the car on long two hour drive not in the pushchair while shopping etc etc we was going to through cold turkey as well as her. It s easier to wean them off the dummy when they are able to communicate verbally with you.
Here are some things you can do before you begin to reduce your child s dummy use. If your toddler has other ideas these tried and tested techniques from babycentre parents may make dummy weaning easier. Firstly it is useful to limit where and when your child can use the dummy.
Alternatively you can have the dummy fairy visit in the middle of the night like the tooth fairy where she takes the pacifier and leaves a gift usually a stuffed animal or blankie something that can bring comfort. Then one day around christmastime jack began asking me questions about the good ole elf on the shelf. So ideally it would be best to get rid of the pacifier in the first 12 or 18 months.
When you make the decision to get rid of the dummy you need to set some guidelines about it. When my son was 3 years old i was out of ideas on how to get him to kick the binky habit. Take it away slowly my son used to suck his dummy pretty much all day so i decided to wean him off it gradually.
Experts recommend that you ditch the dummy by your baby s first birthday. It started being used just for bed time but use has increased during the day too. Babies adjust quickly and in my experience it takes 1 3 nights for a baby to adjust to not having their dummy.
One way to get rid of the dummy is to tell your child about the dummy fairy. By two years the child can get quite attached to a pacifier and can even start to see it as part of themselves. Today your child puts the last dummy into an envelope and sends it to the dummy fairy.
Simply tell your child about the dummy fairy as you would the easter bunny or the tooth fairy. Ideally it should only be at bedtimes. Please note as this is a peer to peer discussion board netmums has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here.
You all aware that my 3 year old girl would not give up dummy nor hear of the dummy fairy.