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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Goodbye Mickey Mouse....

Tonight my baby is no longer a baby.......for the first time in two and a half years he has gone to bed without his 'Dodie' (dummy).  I'm a little bit sad if I'm honest and part of me wishes that we hadn't had the 'dummy chat' tonight and I could just go up and see Jack's little mouth going up and down as he sucks away in his sleep. It wasn't really planned although it had been at the back of my mind for a while. Jack only has his dummy at bedtime and naptime and has done for quite some time. When he wakes up in the morning he wraps his dodie in his taggy and leaves it in his bed, although I do sometimes catch him sneaking in to get it before he goes to play in his big brothers bedroom and has a little giggle when I go upstairs and catch him red handed sucking away!

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2 months old



Tonight Jack was sat on my knee just before bedtime and he mentioned going up to bed and getting his taggy & dodie & I just said 'you don't need your dode, you're a big boy now, shall we give it to a new baby?' and he said 'yes'. We had a little chat about how we would wrap it up and send it away to a baby that needs a dummy and as a reward for being a big boy he would get a present.  There was no going back now.........


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He was really excited about sending the dummy away and quite happy to go up to bed with Daddy......and then the cries of 'I want my dode' started........ To make sure Daddy didn't give in I went upstairs and gave him an extra taggy and settled him down. The dummy was by now in my jeans pocket and there was no way I was giving in......


5 minutes later I could still hear whimpers from upstairs so again I went up and settled a very hot & snotty faced Jack. He asked for his blanket (his favourite one from Fairy) and settled down. That was two hours ago and although I don't want to count my chickens I think we may have cracked it.


Just the potty training now then.............

14 comments:

  1. Awwww, that is so sweet. It is awful how quickly they grow up. I didn't know what everyone was talking about until I had my wee Cooper. Too. too fast!

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  2. Aww bless - I totally agree, it goes far too fast. Precious times and precious memories. Lovely how you have recorded this milestone by blogging

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  3. Oh bless him. My boy has never had a dummy so we've never had this issue but those small milestones are always meaningful. My little one had a haircut today and I can't help looking at him and thinking 'where has my baby gone?'

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  4. they look so different after that first haircut don't they! proper little boys...

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  5. workinglondonmummy10 October 2011 at 15:08

    What a sweet story, well done on the smooth transition! I think at this age they do think of themselves as grown up. I know my little 21 month old is very loving towards babies and your trick would have worked for her (though in our case we decided ditch the dummy a little while back whilst she was too young to notice..!)

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  6. we did that with the bottles....he has been drinking only out of a beaker since 9mths, I imagine its much easier than trying to take a bottle off a 3yr old! Unfortunately it seems that not only has he ditched the dummy but he's ditched his afternoon nap along with it too!! x

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  7. We were the same on friday night altho I didn't have the chat I just gave him his dummy as normal and he handed it me back. 'No want my dummy'. End of story. Went to sleep as normal and hasn't asked for one since. GUTTED!!!!! Hes a big boy now. *sob* Glad Jacks happy too without his. YAY the boys xx

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  8. yaaay! well done Caleb! I wouldn't say that he's exactly happy, he's coming round to it.....he hasn't asked for it but he's been having a bit of a whimper when trying to get to sleep and he skipped his nap today.....hopefully he'll get used to it & go back to having naps! I hope........ x

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  9. awww. Well done Jack! Is it still going well?

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  10. he's been struggling to get off to sleep, little whimpers- but once asleep he's fine...hopefully he'll get used to it soon x

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  11. Mummyandthebeastie11 October 2011 at 20:16

    Losing the dummy is one thing we don't have to worry about as Beastie stopped using his at 4 months (his choice). I can sympathise though that it must be a toughy, although I think I would rather a dummy than our bed time malarky...xx

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  12. I wasn't really bothered about him getting rid of it but it sort of happened & there's no going back now!! He was starting to have it more & more out of his bedroom in the mornings & I objected to him talking with it in his mouth so will be glad I no longer have to listen to that!

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  13. Mummyandthebeastie11 October 2011 at 20:23

    Yeah I have to admit I don't like seeing kid's talking with dummies, I have seen them much older doing that! x

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  14. yes we have to get the night time bottle habit kicked. Am hoping will be ok as she is ok with beakers in day but who knows.... x

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