Getting rid of dummy
Let’s start by saying we DO NOT CARE how long you decide to let your child have a dummy for. That, our friends is for you to decide. You are their mother. It is up to you. What we will say is this, it is ALOT harder to get rid of it the older they are, as soon as they wise up to bribes you’ve lost your KEY bargaining tool and you can no longer bullshit a bullshitter.
So how did we go about it? Well, firstly it is very important to know that this will be ALOT harder for you then it will be for them. You need dummy much more than they do. If you can remember that, it’ll get you through a few struggle streets. Whispering ‘YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME’ also helps, along with wine.
A few weeks of build up ‘Are dummy’s for babies or for big girls?’ when the solid response was ‘Babies’ whilst referring to herself as a big girl It was time to strike. Prepping her that on Easter Sunday bunny was going to take them and give her a special treat. On Easter Sunday Ronnie popped all her dummies into an Easter basket, then closed her eyes counted to 10 and TADAAAA Easter bunny took them all away (to give them to the babies- see previous build up strategy) and had replaced it with a chocolate egg. Done.
That was it, it took her a lot longer to go to sleep that night and she kept trying to suck her hand or her bunnies ears- which made me want to run down and grab them out the bin. BUT I stayed strong and eventually she fell asleep. The next morning, again she asked for them. Every time I just said very light heartedly ‘You don’t have dummy anymore they are for babies, remember easter bunny came to give them to them’ and she would remember and agree quite happily.
And that was that. No more dummy. I did have to throw them away as soon as I had made the switch, it made not going back MUCH easier.
Jess threw her kid’s dummy’s out of the window and said she was feeding them to the ducks. Job done.
And that Clubbers is the difference between having 1 and 4 kids.