Dummies and learning to talk

Added 27 Jul 2017
Baby with dummy

Dummies offer a soothing and comforting transformation to wean babies off breast feeding as well as helping children learn to fall asleep by themselves. But dummies can get in the way of a child learning to talk and weaning children off the dummy can be challenging.  

Have a look at our information and advice on dummies.  And remember, not all babies need a dummy or bottle.

You can find more information on dummies and speech on Talking Point.