Posted by: Tracy | 2009/10/25


child regressing and cant get rid of dummy

Hi there my little girl is 3 and 3 months and I am having alot of trouble with her lately. It seems as though she is regressing and going backwards and not forwards. She is very intelligent and speaks very well etc except now she wants her dummy more than ever and wants me to feed her tea in a bottle. At school for the last two weeks she is a nightmare and takes a while to settle in. Also at night she wants me to lie with her and tickle her till she goes to sleep otherwise the crying is unbearable. Please help how do i stop this and how can i get the dummy and bottles away.

Expert's Reply



For some reason your little girl is feeling very insecure at the moment and is regressing in a sense in that she wants to be babied again. Is something worrying her at school, possibly another child is frighteneing her in some way?You may be aware of some other reason for her behaviour.In the meantime while you are trying to find the reason for her behaviour, you need to reassure her and give her lots of love and make her feel safe and secure again.

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