Dummy Gate

Dummy Gate

Our littlest man was 2 years old in March, which I guess now makes him 28 months old. He still has his dummy and we’re currently trying to slowly wean him off it. Hence, dummy gate!

I don’t really mind him having his dummy for sleeping, I think if he gets comfort from it then great! Both my other two children had dummies and they stopped having them on their own pretty much by the time they were three. It’s the wandering around with the thing stuck in his face when he’s playing that’s starting to grate on me.

Little Man is a big chatterbox just like his big sister. From the minute he gets up in the morning, he’s full of conversation. He has a pretty amazing vocabulary for his age too (if I do say so myself)! I can’t stand to hear him speaking around the dummy. It’s not great! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like he constantly has it shoved in, but up until now, when he’s asked for it, he’s got it.

So, we’ve made the conscious decision that he now only has his dummy when he’s tired or genuinely upset. This morning, he was playing happily with his cars and asked for his dummy. We told him no.  He asked about 20 more times – “num num” (I don’t know where that came from, his speech is pretty good yet his dummy will always be his “num num”). We continued to tell him no and he actually gave up and carried on playing.

It’s not always going to be that easy. We will have to be strong! He’s a very stubborn little man!

Next will be “bottle gate”. That’s a whole different issue!

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7 Comments

  1. MANDY DOHERTY
    July 8, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    My daughter’s eldest child was given his first dummy in neonatal to encourage his sucking reflex and she began taking his dummy from him during the day when he was about 2 and a half, there were quite a few melt downs but she persevered and then when it came to bedtime she told him the ‘dodi’ fairies had taken his for another little baby boy but had left him a dvd of his favourite programme. He has never asked for his ‘dodi’ since

    • Just Mummy Me
      July 10, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      Yes I think the fairies may take his too, he’s doing really well during the day and hasn’t asked for it all today so far! I don’t mind the night times for a while longer. Sounds like the fairies were a success for your daughter xxx

  2. paula cheadle
    July 30, 2017 / 11:55 am

    It can take a while to lose the dummy, my granddaughter gave her’s to father christmas so she could a certain pressie that she wanted

  3. Kim Styles
    July 30, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    my son still had a dummy at three years old so we had a little dummy tree in the garden and each day we hung a dummy for the fairy and once she got four dummies (The amount in the house!) she left a present and flew away with the whole tree dummiesand all and left a special box with a superhero outfit in !

  4. Kim Neville
    July 30, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Our son finally stopped having his dummy when he was 2 and a half. It was near Christmas time and we had ordered a big Jelly cat bunny for him. When we gave him the bunny we said the delivery man who brought bunny took his dummy with him and that seemed to work ?

  5. September 10, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    It’s a nightmare isn’t it, feels so mean taking away something that gives comfort but then they can’t keep them forever! Dropping in from #bloglove

  6. September 11, 2017 / 9:18 am

    We had issues getting the dummy of my youngest but we swapped it for a toy train instead. He lost the dummy over 2 years ago now but still carries a train around! #bloglove

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