Posted by: J | 2004/10/25


Weaning from dummy

My daughter is 19 months old and does not go withour her dummy.
At which age/stage can I start weaning her from it and how do I go about it?

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The usual advise would be to start weaning at 1 year. At this age you may need to first restrict it to bed-time before disontinuing it all together.

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Posted by: Concerned | 2005/02/08

My Son is 13 months and been on a course of Augmentin for otitis media. He has just developed severe oral thrush. He was on Interflora from the day he started the antibiotic, but still developed the thrush. The antibiotic has now been complete , i continued with the interflora and am using Nyastatin suspension but it has been 3 days and still no improvement. The little soul is not eating and all I can offer him is Yoghurt ( few tsps) and his formula milk. Is there anything else I can do for him - or does this take time to heal?

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Posted by: Lee | 2004/10/25


Jason is 16 months old and we decided we'd had enough of dummies. He reached a point that he was sucking it almost continually (even putting it in his mouth between bites of food). He usually spits it out during the night. When he gets up in the morning, we hide the dummy and he gets it back when he goes to bed in the evening. During the day he has no dummy. He's okay so long as he doesn't see it (although unfortunately he does show signs of maybe starting to suck his thumb). At creche, he sometimes "borrows" another child's but he doesn't keep it for long.

Good luck

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