My nephew Derin who is 2, 5 years old, threw his dummies to the Lake Zurich and said good bye to them forever. He is a brave little man, however he was very sad at the beginning. So the aunty Elif flied to Zurich over the weekend to support him. He is doing pretty well now. He was prepaid for this action at the nursery during the last 2 weeks.
ps: we took the dummies out of the lake to throw to the garbage can when he was crying to ask help from grandparents. They gave him some presents for his courage but no mercy for dummies.
When is the right time to give up dummies?
well well… I suggest about 2, 5 – 3 years old. It is important that the child do not replace the dummy with bad habbits like finger sucking. Tongue should change its position from infantile – (between the incisor teeth and/ or edentulous jaws during rest and swallowing) to adult – position. Adult swallowing and rest position placement high up on the palate automatically takes place after eruption of the incisors achieving a proper overbite. A long period of dummy use or finger sucking does not enable this tongue position and create anterior open- bite.