We have been taking our new baby born every where and really testing out the durability of this little soft dolly. Olivia loves to cuddle with her, feed her and take her for walks but the best thing about this dolly is that she can be bathed. We have only just discovered dollies and last Christmas I absolutely declined to purchase a baby bath that Olivia begged me for every time we took a visit to our local garden centre. So although we had a new baby born bath time dolly to play with well we didn’t and don’t actually have a bath. So Olivia and Baby born take their baths together. Olivia had just reached that stage where she is refusing to take a bath so Baby born bathing fun has come into our lives at just the right time!
Recently I read an article in the press about Harper Beckham still having a dummy at Four years old.
My Three year old recently gave up her dummy with persuasion from me and I after a week without it she has only mentioned it a few times but never once cried for it. We are however having trouble falling asleep at night. I have mixed emotions about taking away her dummy. At first I felt a little guilty asking her to give up her dummy but her reaction has actually surprised me.
I do believe dummies can affect speech and i do believe they can affect teeth but either way she will be growing up with a perfectly good set of adult teeth. Children need comfort and now I am wandering if I have been too forceful persuading her to throw it away after she had caught a recent tummy bug.
Olivia had got to the point where she would want to suck on her dummy constantly. It just did not look nice and I had to keep asking her to take it out every time she spoke a sentence.
Olivia is a clever little fairy and a sly little fox all rolled into one.
“Please don’t go Mummy”.
Every time I leave her now. For bed, for pre school, for the grocery shopping and today when I had to be admitted for an operation. It killed me. Her little voice really pulls at my heart strings until I remember that actually she just wants a reaction. She is too young to understand how sad it makes me feel. She loves her bed and is asleep within ten seconds of me leaving the room, at pre school she settles in just fine and when I said goodbye to her today she did not even give me a second glance after I handed her the iPad as a distraction! So I have learnt to be tough and not let the little Madame coerce Mummy into falling for it.