We’ve finally done it…the dummy is no more!
At 3.5 years old, Evie has finally given up her dummy. I honestly thought I’d never see this day, or at least not for a long time. I’m so proud of her for doing it!
She had become so reliant on it and had it pretty much all the time that she was at home, only taking it out when she left the house. James was keen for her to get rid of it but I said we shouldn’t push her at the moment because she was going through a lot of change anyway with going back to preschool, and I felt like she really needed the comfort.
We never had this problem with Max, we took his dummy off him one night when he was around 2.5 years and that was it, he never asked for it again. So naively I assumed it’d be just as easy with Evie.
So what happened? Well, she was down to just one dummy and one night before bed she announced that she had bitten a hole in it! Que panic from me because I knew we didn’t have a spare one and thought she wouldn’t sleep without it. She did moan a bit but accepted that we weren’t going to go out and buy her a new one at that time in the evening. We promised we’d get her a new one the next day, but she got on really well that night and didn’t ask for a new one the next day so we figured we’d run with it.
She’s been going around telling everyone that she’s a big girl now because she doesn’t have a dummy anymore. She’s even named the panda that she got last week ‘Dummy’ and she takes it to bed with her each night as a replacement for her real dummy!
It’s now been almost a week without the dummy and apart from a few tears the first couple of nights she’s done so well, there’s definitely no going back now. I have to say I’m enjoying going into her room at night and watching her sleep, without that bloody dummy in her mouth!
Did your little one have a dummy? How did you get rid of it?
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