My 4 month old DGD sleeps soundly from about 7 pm until about 4 am. When she half-wakes at intervals, she wants her dummy. we oblige, then she promptly sticks her fingers in her mouth too. She sucks the whole lot for a few seconds then bats out the dummy. She sucks on her fingers a few seconds more - not satisfying - then is frantic to have the dummy back.
So far we have tried taking away the dummy altogether (horrendous), letting her sort it out herself (yelled the place down for up to an hour) or, mostly, sitting by the cot with a cupped hand protecting the dummy in her mouth until she goes back to sleep. Which seems ridiculous, but has worked so far.
Until last night, when she got really cross and literally clawed at my hand to get at the dummy and properly woke up.
As I am temporarily (and very happily) looking after the babe during the day and night, I would be grateful for any ideas you have as to what to do next!
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