10 tips from mums for dummy weaning
Dummys can be a lifesaver, but it can get tricky when trying to wean your little one off them. Here are ten top tips from mums on what worked for them.
Swap for another sleep aid, such as a teddy.
Trade the dummy for other toys, such as Sophie the Giraffe.
Plan a visit from the Dummy Fairy, who will take it away in exchange for a gift.
Make a hole in the dummy — the air may frustrate baby into giving it up.
Add a funny taste like a bit of lemon juice.
Do not upgrade to next dummy size — it will become too uncomfortable.
Have the dummy ‘accidentally go missing’.
Have Santa or the Easter Bunny take it away in exchange for a gift.
Set a ‘giving up’ date (tell baby they’re all grown up).
Take it away completely (brace yourself for this one, but it works).
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