27/07/2011

Just Violet

I was certain before I had children that I'd never use dummies. Then one of my children discovered one at a friend's house and I was amazed by what a comfort it was. So whilst I know this picture would be all the more lovely without a great big pink dummy in V's mouth, I allow her to have one at bedtime and nap-time. I did try and wrestle this off her temporarily to get a dummy-free picture but the result was a very cross looking baby! Our house rule is she's allowed one at bedtime and nap-time but never during playtime.

10 comments:

  1. So cute, she is growing up fast.

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  2. Ah she is so beautiful, dummy or no dummy (love the blanket too of course). :)

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  3. That's our Dummy rule too. Though it has sometimes been extended to include supermarkets (despite me hating with a passion the sight of older kids out and about with a dummy, I am in denial about my own 'baby'... )
    They do love them.
    Violet is so beautiful! And if she is anything like my girl, she will be fascinated with the photo of her "sucking a dummy like a baby" when she is a bit older.

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  4. she is so lovely, a cross between you and Jamie I think... dummy or no dummy she is adorable (even with sick down her!). We must meet up soon... next week? Lou xx

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  5. She is lovely - such a beautiful girl.

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  6. Such a gorgeous girl! I have to live by that rule, too. I think that's a nice compromise.

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  7. She is gorgeous!

    I didn't think we'd use one either but Milo loved them, and sometimes you just do what you gotta do, you know? x

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  8. My two didn't have dummies, but then my eldest found his thumb very early on. While we thought this a bit better than a dummy, it's been really hard for him to break that habit. He's six now and has really only just stopped. I think some babies definitely need that sucking sensation for comfort more than others. I really like your rules about when V is allowed hers.

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  9. She's so cute! Torin has a dummy at bedtime too. Before we had him we thought too that none of our children would ever have a dummy, but the health visitor actually recommended that he had one because he was so windy! It did the trick and really saved me from comfort feeding him all the time when he was tiny. He's still got it now - the plan is to go cold turkey with it at Christmas (big bed and new room to come first) - one transition at at time! I won't mind if the new baby needs to have a dummy too, though I'll try to stop it earlier I think.

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