If it’s time for your child to give up their dummy, the dummy Fairy can help.
The Dummy Fairy loves to collect dummy’s when the time is right.
Prepare your little one by building the excitement and anticipation a few days before by talking to your child about the Dummy Fairy’s arrival. Creating a sense of anticipation will help a child see this as something special they will be “receiving” instead of something they will be “losing”.
Encourage them that they are a “big” girl / boy now, so it’s time to give their dummy away to a very special friend who’s job it is to secretly collect dummies and look after them.
So when the time is right, help your child find and collect all of their dummies and then ask them to place them outside their fairy door before they go to bed.
Then when they are asleep, a fairy visits through their fairy door, and carefully picks up each dummy. She then takes them back through her door, leaving fairy dust where the dummies were plus a special little treat on the doorstep to say thank you.
The look of wonder in your child’s eyes when they wake the next morning to find a fairy has visited, has magically collected their dummies and a little treat is left in their place!
There might even be tiny fairy footprints leading out through the fairy door for a bit of added magic! (our Footprints stencils are available here)
Another idea is to leave a little fairy note in their mailbox thanking your child for their dummy’s and ensuring them that she will look after these dummy’s carefully. (see our Mailbox range and our Pack of Rainbow Fairy Letters here) – see below for our FREE Fairy Note to download and print
One customer shared with us: “My little girl gave up her bottles by leaving them for their fairy ‘Bubba’ to take and she hasn’t asked for one since”
One mum shared that they used this for helping their daughter with toilet training. The fairies left a treat outside her fairy door whenever she woke up dry. Worked like a charm, mum said.
Another customer told us that when her daughter first started brushing her teeth, the fairies left a pretty toothbrush outside her fairy door and each day she cleaned her teeth with it, they would leave a special note of encouragement.
Download & Print our FREE Fairy Thank You Note
And to help even more… we highly recommend a beautiful book by our friend and author Leisa Papa, called “Daniel and the Dummy Fairy”. This book perfectly illustrates the magical effect of the Dummy Fairy and is designed to be read to your child a few days before she visits…
“Daisy the Dummy Fairy has a very special job to do. When children grow big enough to give up their dummies, she flutters into their house at night to collect them, leaving every child a surprise to find in the morning! Daniel has just turn two and is ready to give away his dummies… What will happen when he meets Daisy the Dummy Fairy?”
This beautiful book is available at https://littlekidsbusiness.com.au/product/daniel-and-the-dummy-fairy/
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