The Dummy Diaries – the challenge

Who knew giving up the dummy could bring so many tantrums? At nursery, Emily hasn’t noticed one iota where her dummy or even her blanket for that matter, until I arrive to pick her up and it’s kick-up-a-fuss dummy screaming. Oh the joys of toddler tantrums when a dummy isn’t allowed (or anything, toddler tantrums…

Dummy no more?

At Emily’s nursery, in her toddler group, dummies are forbidden. Plenty of times I’ve dropped Emily off with a dummy in her mouth as she refuses to give hers up and I pick her up and she’s without it. I’m fine with this. After all, a dummy limits a child’s speech and that’s the last…

The dummy is back… 

After Emily’s refusal with her dummy at a few weeks old, Emily has had little interest in using one, so I either gave the new ones away or threw them out. That was until the teething started. No amount of Calpol, Nurofen, teetha granules, bug-a-loops, teething toys or whatnot worked until I tried the dummy…

Why I gave my daughter a dummy at 10 days old 

Before you judge, there are reasons. Plenty actually for choosing a whole 2 & 1/2 months before the recommended age to give my daughter a dummy. My mum won’t agree, neither will my nan, my midwife or probably most of you, but now that I’ve given up breastfeeding after an agonising few days trying my…