Finally Dummy Free!

Monday, 13 May 2013

This past week we managed to do something I thought would never happen... well not for a long time anyway. Gracie has always loved her dummies and has used them as a kind of comforter. She would always have one in her mouth and others hidden in various hiding places around the house!

For a long time i'd been listening to family members moaning about her still having a dummy but had ignored it as it made her feel happy and safe. If she was ever scared or upset all she wanted was her dummy but now that she is 28 months and preparing to go to nursery in september it made sense to start planning to get rid of it.

After reading a thread on facebook which had lots of tips to help remove a child's dummy from parents that have tried and tested, I decided to give it a go. If i'm honest I didn't expect it to work but was willing to try. The next morning when Gracie woke up she accidentally left her dummies upstairs so I decided it was all systems go! When she realised she didn't have one and asked for it I told her that the fairies had taken them to give them to the little babies like Zach. She seemed to like this explanation but then asked a lot that morning for her dummy. Each time I told her the same story again and she seemed happy for a while. After spending the whole morning without one I told her the fairies would buy her a present if she was a big girl without her dummy which got her very excited. She spent the rest of the afternoon saying Tinkerbell was going to buy her a present.

The day was pretty successful but my next worry was bedtime, she had never gone to bed without her dummy before so I decided if she asked that I would tell her the story again but if she got very upset I would let her have it at night time. Night time came and surprisingly I only had to tell her the story once and she went to sleep with no problems and not a sound all night.

The next morning she asked for her dummy once and that was it after I told her the fairy story one last time we haven't heard anything since. She hasn't even tried to steal Zach's!

So thats one thing down. Next is potty training wish me luck!

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4 comments

  1. Awww bless her. You were lucky, I know parents that have tried for years to get their kids to give up the dummy x x x

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  3. That's so great! Sounds like it couldn't have gone better! I need to get my little one to stop sucking her thumb (yikes)! Definitely wishing you luck with the potty training (I'm currently doing this). It's funny, I'll be publishing a post on potty training tips tomorrow ;o) By the way, thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment! Have a great night :o)

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  4. Well Done! Sounds like Gracie was a little star! Good Luck with potty training. We're preparing to do the same oh and we still need to change the coat to a bed! Xx

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