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DUMMIES - WHAT IS THE BIG ISSUE?

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Hello everyone,
Dummies? Do you use them for your little one?



We started using dummies with Amelia when she was just two days old, I was struggling with her constant cries and sobs. Before she was born I believed in no dummies whatsoever but by day two I completely caved!!! Being new parents is hard work maybe I could have stuck it out, but I gave my daughter a dummy. Amelia laid in her Moses basket happy, calm and sucking away. I was happy, she was happy so what is the big issue?

There is a huge stigma when a parent uses a dummy. I cannot understand why. Even David Beckham has been criticised for giving his four year old a dummy. Experts have jumped on the band wagon to criticise their parenting skills suggesting it will cause developmental issues but who has the right to judge others?

Its a dummy!!!

 I did read somewhere that you are suppose to take the dummy away at 12 months old, some even suggested that there is no need to soothe after 4 months. Seriously are these 'experts' even parents? Not unless you have a patience of a saint and don't sleep! My Amelia is 13 months old and she still has her dummy and quite frankly I don't care what people think if she has it or not. But it helps to soothe her, its her comfort and she looks so adorable.

I don't think there is an age limit of when to take a child's dummy away, just do what is right for you and your child. But when my Amelia is ready to give up her dummy I'll be ready too.
9 comments on "DUMMIES - WHAT IS THE BIG ISSUE?"
  1. It's such a tough one. I too have used dummies with two of our 5. I think they get criticised for the impact they can have on establishing breastfeeding. I think the best 'advice' is to do what works for your family though and I will always stand by that! the two of ours that had them were no more or less content than the ones who didn't but I wonder if they would have been different without them!

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  2. Yes that is exactly my feelings. There is no right or wrong answer just do what you think is best for your baby as you know them better than anyone. x

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  3. I was sworn against dummy's too but by the end of the first week we had given him one and I would 100% do it again. We said goodbye to dummy's at 18 months and he was totally fine about it

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    1. I am thinking that around 18 months is a good time to start...well I say that now lol. But I would use dummies again if I was to have another. Thank you for your comment x

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  4. I was adamant I wouldn't let my girls use a dummy, but they're three now and still use them! It's not like they'll still be sucking on a dummy when they're 18 and they don't have it all the time! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  5. If it works for your child who is to judge great post thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  6. I love this link up so thankyou. So many great comments and feedback. #binkylinky

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  7. What a great read. I was told by midwives at 3 weeks old to use a dummy as he was a 'sucky' baby (i bottle fed) He still has it now and Elliott is 14 months, like you i am not fussed if he has it or not, but now he tend to have it when sleeping! I think they are a god send! Thanks for sharing! Suz x beauisblue.com

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  8. I think that dummies are a god send too. My Amelia only has it for sleeping or when she's is not feeling herself. Thank you for your comment x

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