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First night without a dummy

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 9 years 3 months ago
Izzys lost her only dummy at my mums house my mum brother and i were looking for it for 15minutes before i came home we searched everyone room and every toy it could have been put in and had no luck.. so tonight we are trying the first night without a dummy since she was a few weeks old im having problems at the moment getting her to bed she goes to bed happy but when i close the door she crying and banging on her bedroom door to come out any tips and advice or is it just a case of perserverance


AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 3 months ago
let the dummy fairy visit Thumbs Up

Joseph left his dummy out for the fairy (you could leave a nite for her) and she left a small prezzie in return (maybe you could leave £2 and Izzy could buy herself something). I told Joseph the fairy needed the dummy for a new baby and he accepted that and has never had his dummy since. He was 25mths when I took his away.

Hope she settles soon.

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 3 months ago
Good luck chick! I think it may be just a case of perserverance! I snipped Aaralyn's last one when she was about 2ish (I can't believe I can't remember these things already) I told her I accidently broke when I was washing it. The first night she slept with just the binky (dummy) in her hand and then didn't really care too much about it after that... every once in a while she would ask about it, but never made a fuss.

As far as the banging on the door, I never went through that with Aaralyn, she was in a crib for longer than some kids and when she went in her toddler bed she still had sleeping problems because of bad dreams but she never got out of her bed and went to the door, she would just call for me... I would go in and comfort her and then leave the room... it could go on several times a night sometimes Upset Frustrated .... until I remembered the magic turkish eye that I had... that thing has been a life saver and a sleep enabler!!

Maybe leave the door open and put a gate up instead?

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 9 years 3 months ago
i would leave the door open just the thing is her bedroom comes straight into the living room as the bedrooms are off the living room so i dont think it would work.

the dummy fairy sounds good just unfortunately we lost the dummy before doing that. my mum got me off my dummy by telling me we had left it at my aunts hosue when we went to visit them in leicester

i just tried telling her the dummy fairy taken your dummy and shes going to leave you a present if you go to sleep and did she want the dummy fairy to come and leave her a present she said yes and i said you need to go to sleep them without crying as crying scares her and she will leave you a present by your bed but we still have some crying

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 3 months ago
try leaving a little note for the fairy so she feels she has something to show her (say something like hope you are looking after my dummy or hope you can use it for a baby) and then leave the present exactly where the note was.

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 9 years 3 months ago
shes come away form the foor and the crying is becoming quieter and its not constant now its just whimpers i just dont understand where they have all gone actually i think there might be one in the boot of the car but do i want to give in to her i hate hearing her unhappy like this?

LucyLucy
posted 9 years 3 months ago
Last edited by Lucy 9 years 3 months ago
shell do fine its hard for a few days, mine gave theirs away, so they did it when they were ready, but we weaned them off when they got old or lost we didnt replace them, be strong and shell forget she ever had one Love

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 3 months ago
be strong hun. It will take some getting used to for her.

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 9 years 3 months ago
shes not i just changed tv channels and there was a loud knock on the door and a loud cry

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 3 months ago
Aw hun, I know how hard it is to hear them crying, George was hard to get to sleep full stop. I had to persevere and just go in and calm him down and then put him back in bed, I would give him 5 - 10 minutes to cry and then calm him down again, for three times I would say goodnight and everytime after I would just calm him down with a hug until he was quiet then put him back in bed (can you tell I watched supernanny LOL). It took forever the first few times but he pretty much goes down first time now.

Although he snuggles upto his cushion!!

I know when i had my blanket taken from me, my mum took me to the bin with her, and we both threw it away. I was told I was too old for it and I just accepted it. I think the dummy fairy is a good idea Thumbs Up

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 9 years 3 months ago
i gave in after an hour i couldnt get to setlle anyway i got into bed with her and everything

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