My 2 year old lost his comforter 2 days ago and we brought another but its not the same. He always slept with no problem ever but now the comforter is lost. will he adapt to a new one as he cries himself to sleep. I feel so sad for him.
Answer: Hi, At two it's timely for him to give up his dummy anyway. For his tooth development, speech and language and general oral skills there are benefits for him in not sucking on one anymore. He will be sad for a few days but you'll be surprised by how quickly he adapts to not needing it anymore. What we do find is that stopping the dummy for the day sleeps in the toddler age group can mean that they are more resistant to day sleeps. And at two, he may be around the age when he's not needing a daytime sleep. So you may also find that this is a bit of a frustrating time because although he still needs a daytime sleep, without the dummy to help him it's difficult. But being patient and kind with him and providing him with lots of love and support and reassurance will help him to get through this time. Consider this is a good time to stop the dummy altogether and I'd suggest you don't try too hard to encourage him to develop a fondness for the new one. Best Jane
Answered: 30 Jul 2015