Top Tips for Nurseries on Using Dummies

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Sue Asquith International early childhood consultant

This free information guide offers practitioners an expert-led exploration on the pros and cons of using dummies in early years settings.

From combatting colic to supporting the sucking reflex and from damaging dental development to storage stresses the use (or otherwise) of dummies in nursery settings is a familiar debate, with compelling arguments on both sides. The ongoing uncertainty, however, is far from ideal for early years practitioners when trying to decide on their settings’ policy on dummies.

Our free information guide could at least help nursery managers and staff to make more informed judgements. Compiled with input from an award-winning expert on the subject, it has helpful guidance on various aspects of the issue – and emphasises the importance of practitioners and parents collaborating to agree a consistent approach for each child.