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13/07/2014 at 16:44
How do you do it!? O has a dummy to sleep and i moved him into his own room last night and I slept in the room on a camp bed and I was up and down and up and down and up and down giving him back his dummy when he woke. Although I say woke, he is crying in his sleep but has his eyes completely shut and when I give him the dummy back he settles down again. I know I used to give him back his dummy when he was in the crib next to our bed but it definitely wasn't as much as this! I felt like I was up a hundred times (although it was maybe 10!)
what do I do!? I've googled and all I see is posts from people saying wean them off it and just let them scream it out until they get used to it but I don't want to do this, he's so used to having it and is only 7 months I don't just want to whip it away.
Im back to work in 7 weeks and I need to get him settled (as much as possible) before I go back. Help me! Is this just how it is!?
13/07/2014 at 17:34
B is 5 days younger and we have just had to do controlled crying. He was using me as a dummy and for my sanity we had to do something. He is on his fifth night now and already settling within five minutes and sleeps for a lot longer before needing me. But it can be hard, we were lucky that he has taken to it so well.
13/07/2014 at 18:24
A still has her dummy at 10 months as it helps with her reflux . We were like this when she first went into her own room but it soon settled down and she got used to it coming out when she was asleep. I read somewhere about putting a few in the cot so that if they look for it in their sleep they can usually find one and replace it themselves. Good luck tonight - hope it's a bit better for you x
13/07/2014 at 21:57
Oh gosh I remember this stage very well. I actually started to use a mams dummy clip but only when he was older as I then thought he'd try to look for it and it worked great. At 5 months though F wouldn't have tried to find it though. Might be worth a try at least. The mams clips are in my opinion totally safe as they aren't long enough to be a hazard and no little bits for them to swallow unlike some ridiculous beaded designs you see on eBay that are also miles too long.
14/07/2014 at 09:06
Thanks ladies. MamaD I took an extra 2 up last night and he found one at one point, the only think is he always picks it up by the teat so he's trying to put the plastic back in his mouth!
TP he's 7 months now not 5 (doesn't it fly by!!) we use the dummy clip during the day but he likes the clip and pulls the string and then pulls it out of his mouth. I don't think he knows to follow it for the dummy yet but I'll definitely keep this in mind for when he does get the jist!
He was marginally better last night, he slept for a solid 3 hrs before stirring (he had long since dropped his dummy though) and when he woke I didn't even get up I just shooshed him and he fell back asleep for 30mins but was then crying so I got up to give him the dummy. He then had a bad 2 hours that I was up about 5times. I finally lifted him (if I'm honest I was caving and about to take him back through to his crib but he must have had wind as he had two trumps when I picked I'm up and then he turned his face into me to fall asleep so I put him back down and he slept for another hour and then was stirring again but he woke this morning and just lay babbling away in his bed and throwing his comforter blanket thing around.
He is really stuffy today (no idea how as it's been 24degrees in our house) so I'm guessing that won't be helping his sleeping or how long he can keep a hold of his dummy.
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