Posted by: Aims | 2011/07/05


Is it wrong?

Hi doc

My baby is 23 months old. For the last two months I had to purchase a dummy once a week as she bites right through it. She also looses the dummy constantly and then it takes us about a hour to find it! Oh, she refuse to have the clip-on her clothes she tore her clothes as she doesn''t want the dummy -clip stuck to her clothes.
Anyway, she lost her dummy on sunday, I''ve found it, however I told her it''s gone. Everytime she asks for it I say it''s gone. I try to change the subject. Last night she fell asleep without it and slept right through. This morning she asked for it but I stuck to my answer.
What I would like to know, am I perhaps damaging her personality by taking the dummy away? Should she do it herself? I just don''t want to do any harm... but it''s becoming costly as she only want the Nuk dummies, she throws the others away.


Expert's Reply



Your little girl is old enough to stop sucking a dummy. It is also costing you a lot. Cut a very small piece off the end of her dummy and shorten the teat a little bit more every day until it becomes difficult for your daughter to suck on her dummy. She will then give it up by herself.

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