So we are currently in the process of weaning my Dummy loving toddler off her favourite ‘Nummies’ and after a rocky start she’s actually starting to settle. Like many parents we took the Dummy fairy approach and in replacement for handing her dummies over to the Fairy Daisy received a special gift. In her case this was a pair Peppa Pig PJs, a new bedtime book and a Peppa Pig toy.
Leading up to the dreaded day we talked a lot to Daisy about what was going to happen, telling friends and relatives so she felt really special and grown up. We also purchased a wonderful Dummy Fairy Delivery pack from The Little Yellow Boat company website which we arranged for her to find the day before.
The pack is truly wonderful and in my opinion a must for those parents planning on having a visit from the Dummy fairy. Daisy came down from her nap to find the letter on the doormat and was instantly excited when I said it was for her. The labels are all personalised so it feels really special and added to the idea Daisy was a big girl getting big girl post.
Inside there is a tiny weeny letter from the Dummy Fairy and a special magnifying glass so to help you read it. Plus a bag to leave the dummies in and some fairy dust to sprinkle so she knows where to find you. For after the dummy collection there is a certificate which tells the child how proud the Dummy Fairy is of them personally signed by the Dummy Fairy herself.
The pack worked a treat and got Daisy really excited about the Dummy Fairy’s visit - she handed her dummies over without a problem and eagerly waited to see if she could see the Fairy collect them. As suspected the sneaky Fairy came while she was getting dressed but Daisy was more than happy to see the presents she left with the certificate.
All in all I would highly recommend the pack, it bought the whole idea of the Dummy Fairy to life and added a bit of true magic to what is essentially a bit of a stressful situation for both parents and child. If I were to be critical I would say that the bag for the Dummies is too small – Like Daisy I think most children have two or more Dummies so we have had to use a separate gift bag for hers. However I am being picky as everything else is truly wonderful.
The Dummy fairy packs are a bargain at £5, including postage and can be bought online at www.thelittleyellowboat.co.uk
We’re on day 6 of being Dummy free and I would lie if I said it has been easy but I hope we are starting to turn a corner with 2 tantrum free nights, the Dummy Fairy has certainly tested my patience and ability to exist on zero sleep but I think we are finally starting to see the results.