A few weeks ago, I blogged about my daughters addiction to her dummy Addicted to a Dummy in this blog I told you all how Pixie was getting increasingly reliant on her dummy (Dodo) and despite only having it at bedtime, was always asking for one or looking (and finding one).
When she got to the stage of saying that "Dodo is my best friend" I decided that enough was enough. She was starting pre-school at the beginning of September and it was the perfect time to say that "you're a big girl now, and big girl's don't have Dodo's".
I told her that the fairies would be coming to visit her and that if she gave them her dummies that they would bring her a little treat. She asked for chocolate eggs and so that night, we wrote a little letter to the fairies and I took away every single dummy.
She acknowledged that she was a "big girl" and got into bed with a blanket and her dolly.
That was it!!!!
No crying, no fussing, dropped off straight to sleep! I was expecting tears, tantrums and a long night but my wonderful little girl had accepted that she was a "big girl" and didn't fuss or fret.
The next morning she had a few chocolate eggs and a letter back from the fairies saying what a big girl she was and that they had taken her Dodo's to a new little baby called Amber Rose. She totally accepted this and later that night asked for a dummy - I again told her that the fairies had taken them to a new baby and she was fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am in shock, I had expected this to be difficult but my wonderful daughter took it all in her stride and was totally accepting.
The Dodo is finally extinct!!!!
Peace and Love