I have worked in nurserys now for many years and I was the first person to say I don’t know why they have got a dummy they don’t need it ! . Alot of parents will tell you that I was the one to take their dummy’s off them and have on many occasions been given them to send to the dummy fairy .
So when we knew we were having a baby I didn’t really think much about dummy’s I did go and buy a pack just incase but didn’t really intend to use one . So I had packed my hospital bag and didn’t even cross my mind about taking one with me.
Whilst in hospital after having Ava I had a really bad night with her and wasted so much milk cause all she wanted was the teat and not actually drink any of the milk. So when we got Home I thought right let’s try the dummy as it seemed she just wanted something to suck on to soothe her.
She took to it straight away and loves her dummy now . We don’t give it for the sake of it only if she is upset and most the time in the night she just bobs it out when she is finished. If anything I think it has helped her to sleep better as when she wakes up in the night she is soothed quickly by the dummy and goes straight back to sleep.
So to all the parents over the years I may have looked at and thought why have you given them a dummy I understand now I am in the same boat as you !.
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