Both of my children have had dummies, I never thought I would give them to them as I HATE them, not just dislike, HATE. But I was told by a midwife that I should as they helped babies with pain and this is really good. Anyway, you don’t want to hear details of my birthing experiences, that would put anyone off for life!!
So I gave in. Now I will try to find the post that I did for Buddy when the dummy fairy visited him. He was about 3, Bubbles had just been born and we decided a week before we got rid of the dummies that we were going to do this, so we kept telling him that the dummy fairy was coming on Sunday and we’d dig a hole and bury them in the garden and once he had done this, the dummy fairy would leave him a present. He spent so long admiring his handy work in the garden, Grim managed to get indoors to place the Woody character we had got for him in the house, he really believed in it.
So now Buddy is 5 and a half and his brother was due to give up his dummy. In actual fact I’ve tried twice, the first time he put them all in the bin then got his present and that night developed an ear infection and he kept vomiting and was so upset I got the one I had hidden away just in case to soothe him. Buddy has been explaining to Bubbles all about what happened to him and how he got Woody in return, but to no avail. Bubbles was wedded to it.
One afternoon about three weeks ago I tried again, this time Grim was out and when he came back Bubbles was screaming for his dummy and I was in tears. Bubbles went mental for about and hour and a half but I was trying my best.
So by this time I was scared to do it, but I was also absolutely determined that now it was going and I had to find a way to do it. I asked friends for advice on social media channels and decided to go with my friend Karen’s suggestion. She put stop n grow on her daughters two dummies and she tasted both of them, gave them back and never asked for them again. This seemed a simple solution. So the Thursday before using Stop n Grow I told Bubbles that he was too old for a dummy now and that the dummy fairy would come and put a spell on his dummies. She would make them taste horrible! I kept telling him this all weekend, everytime he put in his dummy I said it again. Then I asked the girls at nursery to hide his dummy in it’s tub near the front door and when I came in that evening I would put on a tiny spot of stop n grow and pop it in his tray. When I picked him up, I said again about it, I asked him if he had seen the dummy fairy. He bent down to his tray, opened the tub shoved his dummy inside, looked at me, started to pull a face then vomited all of the carpet.
Now that was not what I was expecting! I cleaned him up and threw away the dummy and although he has asked for it a few times, he has not really bothered about it at all.
His teeth are almost normal again, not sticking out and his ulcer that the dummy had cause is receding.
RIP dummies xxx.