Cold turkey. Took a day at 18 mths. Recommend doing it when they aren't sick as we had to give it back a few times before 18 mths just for the comforting factor when she wasn't well.
We did it at age 1, cold turkey but started with day sleep first then a few days later night.
Cold turkey. A couple of miserable days and then it was fine. In the end, I think I was more attached to it than he was.
In hindsight, I would never have given my baby a dummy. Since I was little, I had dolls with dummy's and always wanted a baby that I could give a dummy too. So when my son was born and the nurse walked into my room, she said Why has he got a dummy? He's the quietest baby on the ward! I said Because he's a baby! She is an older midwife, so I wasn't offended by her "old-school" remark of Its a rod for your own back, you've made. How right she was! Eight weeks in and my son's dummy was falling out of his mouth during the night, causing him to wake up, cry out, and for me to get up and down all night long putting the wretched thing back in his mouth. We were both sleep deprived. As he got older, of course, he worked out how to find it and put it back in. With that little bit of convenience, came the realisation that he was depending on it, in bed and out of bed. It was misery when he was unwell with a stuffy nose trying to breathe and suck his dummy at the same time. So what I did, at age 3, was let him take it to bed at night only, then gradually weened him off by putting him to bed and reading to him, talking to him and keeping his mind off of it. I'd rub his back and sing to him or whatever and he'd drift off. Then eventually, he didn't reference bed with the dummy and he sleeps peacefully with out it. In the bin, they went while he was sleeping. Sometimes he asks for it, and I say Santa picked them up on Christmas Day and took them for other children, and then I change the subject. It's all trial and error and none of us wonderful mummy's gives birth to babies with an instruction book. Each baby is different. Persistence is the key xx good luck to all xo
My 3rd child was nearly 3 1/2 and it took my dad to get rid of it for us she was playing us big time lol I say good luck to anyone trying to get rid of them!
We got rid of it at 8mths cold turkey. Was one night of taking a while to settle then fine after that.
We used verbal reassurance, she had it just in bed and in the car if she was cranky.
Ours just threw it away himself when decided he didn't need it..... was about 12 months old.......
Cold turkey. Took two days if I remember right. I just threw them out and dealt with it.
When our boy turned 1 it was only for bed. A month or so after that we lost it and couldn't find it one night so had to go cold turkey, he was fine. Will do the same with #2.
Just take it away, the older they get the longer the performance. 3/4 nights tops.
Cold turkey for my boy at 4months but my 2-year-old girl will not give it up!!! She gets beside herself if I take it.
Cut the tip off one and gave it to her so she could see it was broken and threw all the others out. Bit of crying at nap time and bedtime for 2 days then absolutely fine.
5 months. verbal reassurance for my twins. one was one nap, the other about 2-3 days.
Cold turkey just after she turned one. But we were very strict in that it was only for bedtime and the car right from the get go.
Cold turkey at 9 months. Began at the start of the Easter long weekend, and he could self-settle by the end of the weekend.
The baby was a week before his 1st birthday and I just took it away cold turkey.
Basically cold turkey at around 15mths. Put them in a box to give the Easter Bunny to give to the babies (because it was Easter at the time but would have done Santa or Man in the Moon or something) in return he got some chocolates a toy car and a book. Asked for them once at bedtime (since that was the only time he got them from about 3-4 months old) and then never again. He no longer needed them to sleep with as he had gone to sleep without for a few nights before hand so figured we just got the timing right. We also conditioned for about a week before - telling him that he needed to put all his dummies in a box to give to the Easter bunny and that he might get a present in return because he was a big boy now.
Cut the tip off. It means they can't hold the bulb bit to the roof of their mouth. Do it to all of the dummies. Did it with my son... he said "Broken" and didn't want it after that.
We only ever use at bedtime I had so much trouble getting my boy to sleep I tried one that someone brought me I never thought I would use one. I'm thinking of ditching it just putting if off....I read you can wean off one sleep at a time starting with the least important one first.
Just went in every few minutes, laid them back down with their teddy, said shhh, and out. Cried a fair bit night 1 but so much better by night 2.
Dumped dummies a month ago for 10-month-old twins. Four nights later, forgotten.
My 2-year-old had 2 dummies left, she dropped one in the toilet by accident and I threw it in the bin, then the 2nd one she threw in on purpose so I didn't buy anymore and told her that dummies were dirty and had poo on them! It was pretty easy after that. The only problem is she has trouble settling and nothing relaxes her now.
We went on a holiday only took one it got lost ( no shops had the kind she took) so that was it no more dummy the first night was a nightmare but all good after that.
When I switched Miss 7 months from the Dream Swaddle (arms by side) to Sleepy Wings (a less restrictive arms up position), she would knock the dummy out and then just chew on her sleeve/hands. A completely stress-free transition to no dummy!
Put a pin hole in it every few days to decrease the sucking effect. Worked a treat. Two/three weeks
6-month-old - did It unintentionally one nap ( he used to take it out and throw it around so didn't put it back in and he went to sleep without it) so just kept going. Took a couple of weeks to get used to self-settling without it but it really was not as bad as I thought it would be and I have a highly strung reflux boy who I thought would make it a nightmare.
Mr 3 had his sucker removed @ 12 months - cold turkey put up with a few rough nights - I think 3 from memory. Miss 2 went cold turkey at about 9 months (possibly a little too early as she struggled with wind) the same thing, just toughed it out for a few days.
First daughter had one from birth til 9 months. I threw them in the rubbish bin and she grizzled about it at bedtime for 3 nights. Was almost too easy.
At about 15/16 months we snipped the teats off the dummies (without her seeing) and showed her they were broken. She threw them in the bin and only asked about it a couple of times. We reminded her she threw them away cos they were broken; no problems. She was never allowed to have her dummy all day, just for sleep and when very tired/sick.
My daughter and son had theirs until they were 3 1/5 and they did have overbites decent ones as well but they're now 10 and 6 and have perfect teeth and no speech troubles either which we were told they would, I know each child is different though.
At 15 months we threw it away. Took one day nap to learn to settle without it.
I cut the tips so they couldn't suck on it. Carried it around for a few days than gladly put it in the bin themselves. Worked a treat for us.
8.5 months. I removed it one morning when he woke up and that was it - cold turkey. That day's naps were shorter than normal but the night was the same. Still waking for his bottle.
She was 2, so a little older. We gave it and her bottles to Santa to give to the new babies who needed them. 3 nights of cuddles and she was fine.
11 months stopped the dummy in the day sleep. For a couple of days then at night. But the night took a bit longer.
My daughter only used it during the day for comfort as I stopped giving it to her at night at 5mths old. One day I just decided to try distracting her when she wanted her dummy and it worked, she forgot about wanting it. Kept doing that for a week or 2 then she just forgot about it.
Waited till 2 yrs 3 months he gave it up himself. But I was never phased about it as he only used it to sleep so just did it when he was ready.
Took her from aus to nz at 16-18 months old. Told her we left the dummies at home with daddy. First night was a bit unsettled but she just drank water!! Didn't even ask after that. She still drinks water at night even now at 6 Years old.
Very strict that was only at bedtime from 12 months. Just prior to 3 yr talked about dummy fairy needed for new baby. On 3rd birthday put in mail box for dummy fairy. Checked later was letter from dummy fairy plus couple of lollies. Couple of grizzles at bedtime otherwise all good. A couple of weeks later took to town to choose a new toy for being a big boy. Did with both boys no probs.
Cut the nipple off. Wouldn't stay in child's mouth. It took a day and a half for her to mourn their passing and then it was over.
I think around 20 months, cold turkey and she did fine-we let her keep her cuddly for quite a bit longer as her sister was due to arrive.
We went cold turkey with our 18 mth old, she handled it really well was only unsettled for a couple of nights.
We tried at 18months got him down to crying for no more than ten minutes at bedtime and nap time after three days then went to my mum's house and she had my nieces, dummies, everywhere and my son found it and started using it. I took it off him and it started world war 3, took him home for a nap and listened to him cry for an hour and a half and we made the decision that it was only for bedtime and had to be put away the rest of the time.
Used teething, she didn't want it because top teeth coming through so never gave it back.
Cold turkey, but combined it with VR sleep training at 9 months. Didn't want him to wake cause he couldn't find the dummy.
3.5yrs gave them to Santa to give to kids in need haven't looked back.
Cold turkey, took 1 night.