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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2011 22:23 
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Argh! We had almost got rid of Ella's dummies and then the twins were born and she went back to it with a vengence. Then in the summer, she gave them up again - this time the magpies took them away and gave her an inflatable bowling set. She was happy with this still got her dummies for naps [smilie=sleep1.gif] and bedtimes but never inbetween.
However, this last month or so, She has went back to the dummies. She demands one all day long - massive temper tantrums ensue when no dummy is given. :scratch: She goes upstairs to find her bedtime one and sneaks it downstairs. Hiding it when I am in the room. If hers is not available, she steals the twins' dummies and lies about doing this. I know she has because the twins scream blue murder when she steals it. If i force her to give it back to the twins, they get a slap in the face from Ella. It is awful!
She is almost 3 and goes to nursery very soon :oops: :oops: . I cant let her go with this dummy dependency ( they wont let her take it in, and if she has it at the gates she will be laughed at. I dont want her getting bullied at just 3!) She wont even go to mini movers / toddlers / boogie beats without her dummy. Classes she has always done in the past without the assistance of a dummy.
Any tips ladies. She is driving me nuts :roll:
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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2011 22:53 
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just wait a while and try again. The unsettling of the twins will have thrown her a bit and she will give them up and you know shes capable so just give her some time to forget, its a little like the potty training business, time is a wonderful thing.

3 isnt a bad age, i know a boy of nearly 7 who still has his dummy at bed.....


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PostPosted: 10 Nov 2011 10:56 
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I know two 3 years olds that still have their dummies most of the day so don't worry too much.

Maybe once she starts nursery she will find it easier to let it go seeing other children without one.

Or you could just take it off her cold turkey and just wait for her to forget about it, that's prob a cruel way though and I don't have a 3 year old so I'm sure that's easier said than done haha.

Jack has a dummy but only has it for naps and night time and it's kept in his cot. He only has it in the day now for stuff like a funeral that we went to and needed him to stay quiet. I'm still worrying now how to wean him off it for naps and what age to do it!

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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2011 09:35 
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I know older kids who have a dummy too. Lewis never took to a one from being new born he took
To a blanket being over his head as comfort when he was going to sleep (strange child lol :lol: )

Can you not try swapping it with Santa for toys?

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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2011 13:00 
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Lucas was my dummy addict! The girls were fine, nap time and bedtime only until they were four, then we worked on getting rid of it altogether. Never had a problem. Lucas on the other hand would have his in all day every day if he could get away with it!
Start slowly, tell her she can have her dummy after a certain time. Seeing as they have no real concept of time at this age, you'll need to be creative! With Lucas teletubbies was on every morning and finished around 10:30 I think, so there was no dummy until that had finished, then we moved it again to after the next programme, then it was no dummy until after lunch. He was completely fine with that, then he started nursery, which was handy as he had an afternoon place, so suddenly we had no dummy until after nursery (which was 3:45), then none until after dinner, then it was after bathtime and finally at bedtime only. Yes it took us months to get to that stage, but we got there! He was slightly older than the girls when he gave it up completely, but he was dummy free by the time he was in his pre-school year.
Obviously you have the added 'problem' of having two littlies with dummies, so I'd try going down the starchart route too. If she can last until her given time each day she gets a sticker/star and if she manages so many stars in a row she gets a treat (watch out Pound World Fee's stocking up :lol:). Does she have a morning or afternoon place? If she has a morning place you can take it slowly as she'll be able to have it at lunchtime, but if she has an afternoon place, you'll have to change dummy time a little bit quicker.

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jess_r_09 wrote:
I know older kids who have a dummy too. Lewis never took to a one from being new born he took
To a blanket being over his head as comfort when he was going to sleep (strange child lol :lol: )

Can you not try swapping it with Santa for toys?


Jaidyn was the same! Muslin square over her face :lol:................then I won a darn Cuski...................gee thanks TBW ;) :lol:

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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2011 15:41 
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Thanks ladies.
The annoying thing was the Magpies took her dummies away and she was fine with it - only getting it for a nap and bedtime.
But they have crept back into her life arggggggggggggggggh
She an afternoon place Yvonne.
Have started if she asks for a wee sook, she gets it for 10 seconds - and I count from 10-0 then she has to give it up. WOrks some of the time, but not all the time.
As for Tv Yvonne, she only will watch Snow White these days :lol:
Maybe with Santa arriving in EK tomorrow, might have a little push with her. Then again, I'm using him for temper tantrums just now :lol: :lol: And before you ask Yvonne, NO I AM NOT GOING UP THE CENTRE TO PETER ANDRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am staying well clear :lol:
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Jaidynsmum wrote:
jess_r_09 wrote:
I know older kids who have a dummy too. Lewis never took to a one from being new born he took
To a blanket being over his head as comfort when he was going to sleep (strange child lol :lol: )

Can you not try swapping it with Santa for toys?


Jaidyn was the same! Muslin square over her face :lol:................then I won a darn Cuski...................gee thanks TBW ;) :lol:


lol - you got mine in the end too!!!

Charbs is still a thumb sucker and muslin (giggi) sniffer :lol: :roll:


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2011 12:02 
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fiffes wrote:
And before you ask Yvonne, NO I AM NOT GOING UP THE CENTRE TO PETER ANDRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am staying well clear :lol:
xx

And here was me thinking you'd be there at 6am to ensure a good view!

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lol - you got mine in the end too!!!

And one from Gillian and bought a ruddy pink one too! Yes she has 4, but only the original will do and he's rather threadbare now!!!!

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