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.
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 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.
Have you ever used a fairy to help with something before?
Such a clever idea! And she looks so adorable painting the box.ReplyDelete
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. xReplyDelete
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 xxReplyDelete
Brilliant idea, I will pass this on to my daughter who will try and take the dummy of her 2 year old soon.ReplyDelete
I'm looking for a dummy fairy toReplyDelete
Fabulous idea -going to try this
How you getting on with the dummy fairy -not having much luck with my nephew yetReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
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 #justanotherlinkyReplyDelete
Aww! This is so lovely! Such an adorable idea.ReplyDelete
Great idea! That's a really nice way to get rid of a dummy...do you do it for thumbs?!? ;) #JustAnotherLinkyReplyDelete
Such a brilliant idea and the children love it.ReplyDelete
She is so adorable. I am so glad this has worked out so well for you :)ReplyDelete
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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.ReplyDelete
What a clever idea! So good involving her in the design too. Lovely!ReplyDelete
That's a lovely idea :D xxxReplyDelete
This is great - good value as well!ReplyDelete
That's a brilliant ideaReplyDelete
This is a great idea, love that Lily was involved with decorating the box for your fairy. Congratulations Lily!!ReplyDelete
I do wish I’d thought to make the dummy fairy more approachable... she kinda just stole the dummies, left a note and disappeared!ReplyDelete
This is a lovely idea. My daughter has never taken to a dummy but this would have been a good idea for my son who wouldn't let his go for ages!ReplyDelete
lovely idea,when my child was young we left the dummy for Santa to give to a baby as he did not need it now he was a big boy,I thought we would have lots of tantrums but his presents distracted him,he asked for it once or twice but I just reminded him Santa had given it to a baby and he was fineReplyDelete
This looks like such fun for the little ones - what a good idea!ReplyDelete
Such a sweet idea xReplyDelete
thats a great idea and very cuteReplyDelete
This is such a cute idea I think I might try thisReplyDelete
What a clever idea to get her away from using a dummy in the dayReplyDelete
This method never worked with my nieces and I saw the tantrums that were played out. Hence why when I had my two little ones, I swore to never let them ever use a dummy to start off with. Seeing how grumpy my daughter gets when someone tries to take her stuff, I am so glad I made that choice as I don't think a dummy fairy box would work on herReplyDelete