Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Dummy Fairy

As Lily is nearly 2 years old i've decided that its time that she stopped having her dummy so much in the daytime. There was a time when she really wouldn't use it to much during the day but she is suddenly more aware of it being taken away from her and gets upset when I do so and wants it back.

So I decided it was time for the arrival of the Dummy Fairy. 





I firstly bought Lily a little wooden box, which only cost me £1 from The Works. This little box can quite easily fit about 4 dummy's in. Then I bought her a little toy fairy that was going to be in charge of the little box.

I bought a plain box so then Lily could decorate it herself. So we got out some pink sparkly paint, and some cute butterfly stickers to put on it.




Lily really enjoyed painting her box and we did it in a darker sparkly pink and a lighter pink. I helped a little bit to fill in the gaps where she missed but she is getting much better at painting and seemed to understand that we needed to paint all the sides. 






We then left it to dry over night. This morning we got up and Lily stuck down the Butterflies. We did 2 butterflies on each side and popped a few flowers on there to. It looked so pretty when it was all finished. 






We then sat the Fairy on top of the box to look after the dummy's.

We have been using the dummy fairy box for over a week now and it really is working a charm.

In the morning when Lily gets up, we go to the fairy and she flies off and asks for the dummy. Lily quite happily pops it into the box and we give the fairy a kiss. I explained to her that the fairy looks after her dummy's until sleep time.

Lily will sometimes head to the box to take it out but I tell her that she has to leave it with the dummy fairy as it isn't sleep time and that if she wants it she has to go to bed. She quite happily accepts that and then goes back to playing.

When it comes to sleep time, either her nap or bedtime. We go to the fairy and say "please" and the fairy will fly off and open the box for her and Lily then takes her dummy back.


Im really pleased with how much the dummy fairy has helped with getting the dummy away from Lily with out any tantrums or tears. I plan to now keep this up until I feel she is ready to not have one when she sleeps, and then I will figure a plan where the fairy takes the dummy's away for good. Hopefully by this point she will have befriended the fairy so much that she is happy to let her take them away.

Have you ever used a fairy to help with something before?



17 comments:

  1. Such a clever idea! And she looks so adorable painting the box.

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  2. This is a lovely idea. I really need to do this with my youngest - she is 2 in December, and is so attached to her dummy. x

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  3. So pretty and a fantastic idea, my daughter gave hers to Santa when she was two, she asked for a few nights but soon gave up when I told her Santa would need his toys back, I felt horrible but it worked, well done Lily xx

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  4. Brilliant idea, I will pass this on to my daughter who will try and take the dummy of her 2 year old soon.

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  5. I'm looking for a dummy fairy to
    Fabulous idea -going to try this

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  6. How you getting on with the dummy fairy -not having much luck with my nephew yet

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  7. The Dummy Fairy Is working Perfectly for Lily. Maybe a Fairy isn't in your nephews interest. Maybe you could get a train and so each day the dummy joins the dummy train?

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  8. What a cute idea! It's not something we would have needed; mine thought dummies were teething toys, and never used them for the intended purpose. However, I can see this really helping kids who like to suck dummies. x #justanotherlinky

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  9. Aww! This is so lovely! Such an adorable idea.
    #justanotherlinky

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  10. Great idea! That's a really nice way to get rid of a dummy...do you do it for thumbs?!? ;) #JustAnotherLinky

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  11. Such a brilliant idea and the children love it.

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  12. She is so adorable. I am so glad this has worked out so well for you :)
    Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

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  13. this is a good idea. I never used dummies with my kids but my granddaughter uses one and is getting to the age where my daughter wants her to stop using it. my granddaughter gets very fussy if she is not allowed the dummy when she is going to sleep. I will suggest this idea to my daughter.

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  14. What a clever idea! So good involving her in the design too. Lovely!

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  15. so pretty!

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  16. This is great - good value as well!

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