Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

5 Quick Tips for Dummy Weaning

by helenonthesofa (follow)
Check out my Weekend Notes articles here: www.weekendnotes.com/profile/160877
Toddler (30)      Parenting (156)      Babies (47)      Parenthood (12)      Weaning (8)      Dummy (2)      Pacifier (1)     
Dummies, pacifiers, binkies, soothers, comforters and do-do, all refer to the small, plastic teat shaped product that many babies love to suck to get comfort.

Photo: Philipp Antar, Wikimedia Commons


There's no life rule that tells you when is a good time for weaning kids off their dummy, although some experts claim that 12 months is a good cut off point due to the amount of speech development that happens at that time. For many parents, they decide to wean when they get frustrated with the 2am search for the lost dummy, or when they consider their child simply no longer needs it. Whatever is spurring your decision to wean your baby off their dummy, here's a few tips for weaning that might work for you. As with all things child related, there's no one size fits all technique, and what works for one kid unlikely works for another, so it may be a case of trying a few methods until you find one that works for you.

1) Cold Turkey - Decide on the day of dummy-free, and just go for it. Remove all dummies from the house, and just sweat it out. It may take a few days of misery and upset but you'll get there.

2) The Dummy Fairy - If your child is old enough to understand basic concepts, you could create a story that your child needs to give its dummy to the 'dummy fairy' so that other little babies are able to have a dummy too. You could explain that the Dummy Fairy leaves a present in exchange for the dummy (akin to the tooth fairy) to ease the departure of the dummy.

3) If it's near Christmas, you could consider getting your child to leave their dummy for Santa Claus, so that he can give it to the other babies. Explain that they'll be getting lots of new toys and that they don't really need their dummy anyway. If you have the Easter Bunny in your house, you can use this occasion as an incentive to ditch the dummy too.

4) Reduce dummy time. Over the course of a month, take the dummy away for more and more time, until they are barely even using the dummy. You'll eventually get to the stage when they don't use it and they'll happily surrender the dummy.

5) Dummy sabotage. If your child no longer likes their dummy, they'll likely not want to use it either. Ways to make the dummy less appealing, is to make it taste unpleasant or to make it less easy to suck on. Many parents poke a hole into the dummy so that it's no longer effective for sucking; just be cautious that you're not creating a health risk.

What methods did you use to ditch the dummy?


#Dummy
#Pacifier
#Parenting
#Weaning
#Babies
#Toddler
#Parenthood
I like this Article - 6
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by helenonthesofa
Ok, first off, I know that you don't absolutely need an app to breastfeed, far as I know you just ne...
186 views
Many mums are looking to lose a few pounds after having a baby, but joining a gym or going to an exe...
483 views
Not sure what an unplugged childhood is? Perhaps think back to your own childhood, free of iPads, s...
838 views
Superheroes seem to be all the rage these days, with new films and cartoons coming out every yea...
761 views
If your children are a fan of the Disney smash hit Frozen, then you might just get asked if they...
1560 views
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe...
230 views
view all articles by helenonthesofa
Articles by helenonthesofa on Other Hubs
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 15073
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
6197 views
Let’s be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
3150 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
11493 views
My husband has long had a love affair with Bunnings
715 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
9290 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
2346 views
Stealth ones, smelly ones, side leakers and back shooters are just a few different types of baby poo...
1534 views
With the school and child care year beginning once again, many parents are daunted to realize that o...
348 views
**IT: The Investment for Future Family Owned Business Success
317 views
If you have children then you'll know that once a year you'll likely be organsing a party of some de...
390 views
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2021 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version