Dummies work so well for many babies and are an instant settler and soother, but if it has become a hindrance to your baby's and your sleep (read: you're getting up multiple times a night to pop it back in) then it might be time for it to go.
So what's the best way to get rid the dummy if you feel you're ready to make that change? In short: cold turkey. And luckily babies forget very quickly all about their dummy after the first few days.
Some other advice to help:
For babies over six months you can try introducing a comforter in place of the dummy before removing it altogether
Use an alternative settling technique for your baby's sleep at night instead of using the dummy
Try reducing the use of it initially during the day so that the dummy is only used at bedtime
For young babies you can remove it just before they fall asleep which can help them to learn a new way to fall asleep
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