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11/02/2014 at 10:12
11/02/2014 at 10:33
I think it helps. Even if its just a distraction from the pain. If Henry's are playing up and hasnt his dummy hell ram his hand in and chew for all his might, so I'd rather he had his dummy.
11/02/2014 at 11:11
No experience Lamby as we still have no teeth... Henry does have a dummy but he no longer wakes for it in the night...maybe that will all change when the teeth do appear...
Just wanted to send you hugs x
11/02/2014 at 11:21
Thanks both. HJL - Did Henry used to wake for his dummy and stop, or has it never been an issue?
My H thinks it's mean to take away the dummy! I'm really unsure what to do but am struggling with how things are currently. Pass the coffee!
11/02/2014 at 12:23
J ditched the dummy when he started teething, and he was a lot more settled without it TBH.
I was very against him having a dummy in the first place though, so was glad to see it go.
11/02/2014 at 13:05
AK - He just ditched it himself? You lucky thing! Sam no longer has it for pushchair and car naps, I stopped that a couple of months ago and it was easy but for naps in the cot he really cried when I tried to get him to sleep without it and I felt awful :( I totally agree though that I think, like J, he will be much more settled without it. It's just the teething dilemma, but obviously that can go on until he's around 2 I think?!
11/02/2014 at 13:39
Molly had a dummy and although she was restless with teething, it was even worse if you tried to remove the dummy. We didn't get rid of hers (for bedtime only) until she was two and then it went without a blink of the eye
11/02/2014 at 14:00
Thanks NB. I wouldn't be fussed about him hanging on to the dummy until he was older if I didn't think it was causing so many sleep problems :( Perhaps I'll wait until these two teggies are fully through, and if that improves things at all. If not I may have to take the plunge, as much as I'd rather not!
11/02/2014 at 14:34
I know it is horrible Molly got several teeth all at once (I can remember being all upset that my friends babies had teeth and she was still gummy!) boy did I regret being upset!
11/02/2014 at 21:44
Thanks Nina x
14/02/2014 at 10:21
Lamby..sorry for the delay....rubbish at getting on here nowadays!
Yes he just stopped waking for it in the night..he still has it when he first goes down but often it comes out and he falls asleep without it....
Hope things improve soon...
14/02/2014 at 15:50
Thanks HJL :)
14/02/2014 at 20:21
We went through.a stage of wake up after wake up, about 8.5-9months and often not even 30mins between, and she wanted the dummy each time, I don't think it helped the pain but it helped for her to soothe herself back to sleep again iyswim, in the end I removed it, fed to sleep, then put down, rocked during the night, and eventually she realised she didn't need it. Now she has it, but, will not wake for it, or will put it in herself, almost like she knew we were making a stand, or prhaps she realised she didn't need it..
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