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.
My baby is Three. Three already.
I am wondering if today is really the right time to type this post. We have had an amazing week of birthday celebrations and Olivia has been over excited but exhausted at the same time. We have missed a lot of sleep! So i want to try and focus on the positives and type a happy post but i just cant stop thinking about the negatives of her turning Three.
My baby is no longer a baby, and she is no longer a toddler i guess. Like most Mums and Daughters we are extremely close and do everything together. She does not go to Pre school as we moved to a different county a few months ago therefor she is with me every single day.