Being a father is a wild ride. My name is Christopher & these are my observations, theories & comments on life as the dad of my two boys Ripley & Jayden. I write this to air my thoughts & update my friends & family with photos, videos and such like. For everyone else I offer hints and tips on parenting as I learn them. For legal reasons I make no direct reference to my employer or any of my colleagues.
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Monday, March 13, 2006
Top Tip_: Dummy / Pacifier Control
If you, like me, have a toddler with a passion for rubber mouth plugs then I have worked out a cunning way to limit the amount of dummy usage and encourage self relaxation. Simply put the dummy in the cot and never take it out. The baby quickly learns to associate dummies with cots. This has two effects. One it makes the idea of having a dummy less attractive, Two - it helps the baby relax when he/she is in the cot. It works wonders. Rip never has a dummy now unless he is in his cot. Next tip will be how to get the toddler off the dummy altogether, problem is I haven't worked that one out yet :)
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