Toby is three and a half, and (until last week) we still hadn’t got around to getting rid of his dummy (pacifier for those of you playing along who don’t live in Australia). Both the girls gave up their dummies a lot earlier, but being the third child, we are more relaxed (or more neglectful – depending on your point of view), about these things. On Monday, while we went to visit little Benjamin, we took the opportunity to do some shopping, including letting Toby trade his dummy for a toy.
Gosh it feels like freedom.
How did you get your child to kick their dummy? Were you clever, and avoided them in the first place? What about fingers – you can’t just trade them in – how did you get the kid to kick that habit?