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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Going Cold Turkey

Following our spate of giving up in the grown up world of the Aginoths, we have decided to make LMB follow suit. We have finally, & determinedly taken away her dummies. That's it, no more dummies at all! She screamed all morning, but has forgotten right now. I'm not looking forward to bed time though:-)

With Mstr A we were much more organised. At a year we started cutting down, at 15 months it was for sleeping only, at 18 months we took it away once he was asleep, at 21 months we took it away for naps, and by the time we reached 2 years it dissappeared with little to do. In theory we were going to do the same for LMB, but somehow, what with LMD making herself felt before LMB was even a year old, it never quite happened. We started & gave up, or made commenets but didn't act on them, or put it off till a more convenient time. But now she's nearly 25 months, and I just think they are awful once children can talk.

So that's it. This morning we threw them all in the bin. LMD won't take them so there is no need to have any in the house. She'll soon forget all about it, but I'm expecting a good 4 or 5 days of hell first.

Ho hum. The job of children is to make their parents life hell.


  • At Thursday, September 22, 2005 3:11:00 pm, Anonymous MIM said…

    I love how they're called "dummies" in the UK! I mentioned that in one of my previous posts ("To Bink or Not to Bink" -- here they're called "binkys").

    We weaned Tod-lar at 14 months. I wanted to make sure he nice and weaned before In-fant arrived.

    Best of luck!

  • At Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:15:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    wow, binkies is an even sillier name than dummies. Although I hate to say it, at least the american "pacifier" makes sense!

  • At Thursday, September 22, 2005 8:20:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    And round here, they're called "soothers", often shortened to "sooss".

    Good luck. Perhaps you should invest in a few sets of ear plugs?

  • At Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:33:00 pm, Blogger Dave said…

    Reading your blog always gets me into reminisce mode! We avoided the dummy with our three but most likely it was more by luck than judgement, I've erased so much of that period from my mind.

  • At Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:39:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    My mother shoved one in Mstr A's mouth when he was a week old, and he immediately shut up & went to sleep. It was (honestly) the first 20mins quiet I'd had, and he was immediately addicted.

    I'm against them in principle, but for them in practise, as long as it's short term.


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