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Using dummies

  • Try to wean your baby off their dummy by 12 months old

  • Dummies stop babies from babbling which is an important step in learning to talk

  • Learning to talk can be difficult, so toddlers need lots of practise

  • A dummy may stop your child from chatting with you

  • If your toddler is still using a dummy, always ask him/her to take it out before you talk to each other
For help and advice, contact your child’s Health Visitor or visit the Wye Valley NHS Trust website.