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#1 Nyahbee

Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:11 PM

This is the situation.
Baby Boy (5.5 months) has learnt to roll from back to front. (did it a couple of times today) I swaddle him to sleep.
Now he is also a dummy baby. He only uses it to fall asleep at this point, if it falls out during the night he doesn't care.
This issue is.
Unswaddling him let's his hands take away the dummy and he gets annoyed because he can't successfully put it back in himself.  This of course sends him into tantrum time. The patterns always repeats. Dummy goes in, hands take it away, dummy goes in, hand takes it away etc etc. I've tried holding him down to minimise the wiggles but he's very long and deceptively strong and I can't always prevent the inevitable.
If anyone has experienced this and has ANY suggestions that would be Stella.

#2 Living Type

Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:14 PM

Instead of putting the dummy in his mouth for him, try guiding his hand with the dummy back to his mouth.  Teach him to put his dummy pack in. I did this with my little one a few years ago now and it worked so much in the end he was happy just to hold the dummy. I think he was a few months older though

#3 Lou-bags

Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:23 PM

My DS2 did this also. I ended up putting him to sleep with one dummy in his mouth and another in his hands. It helped.

I tried to teach him to put his back in but he was always too worked up to do it. I do wonder if I should have persisted though...

#4 quartz85

Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:26 PM

I'd give mine a couple of extra dummies to hold.

#5 rowd

Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:28 PM

I went cold turkey on the dummies when this started happening... At that age it is pretty easy to just stop if you want to.

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