Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Pacifier Weaning

Okay I took the first step of ridding the soothers. I don't mind him all that much having it when going to a nap or at bed time, but I get tired of him constantly sucking on it all through the day when he really doesn't need it.

His love of the soother showed at The Baby Show.

Today we went out to the shops and I decided this would be a good time to take it away from him. We left the house at just before 4pm with no pacifier. He was a bit grumpy at first but once we got to Tesco he was playful and smiling loads. When we got home he didn't seem bothered about lack of a dummy so since he had been so good I gave him a treat.

"Can I play Assassin's Creed with Daddy, please?"

Sadly he did get grumpy just as I was getting him ready for bed and was a handful to get his PJs on, but he was calm after a kiss from daddy and a big cup of milk followed by his long-lost buddy... Mr Pacifier.

I do hope to rid of the dummy before he turns 2 years old so this is the start of a process I can bet will not be fun or easy!

3 comments:

Monkeying Around said...

We are going through the same thing at the mo. I font plan to have it gine completely till his two and a half but I would like him dummy free when his not going down for a sleep. I think it helps their speech to develop if they dont have a dummy. x

Helen said...

I think this actually made me realise I need to take action. For the past month or so he's been babbling with his dummy in his mouth and I cannot see how this could help his speech develop. Wish me luck!

BNM said...

Good Luck

I am bad mummy as my youngest 3 still has hers.
But there is light on end of tunnel - she has said that she is not taking it to her summer holidays with grandma!
I do have a rule that says she has to talk to us without it in and she does have long periods without it.

Love the blog

BNM

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