Are you the lucky ones? A Skibz giveaway!



They say the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. I can confirm this. I peeked over and the lawn was bright and lush and covered with plump, happy babies sucking on dummies. You see Roscoe could not, would not have a dummy. I bought ridiculously expensive, orthopedic ones and cheap as chips, pack of three ones. I got blue ones, pink ones, fat ones and thin ones and each time he looked me in the eye, wrinkled his little nose and let it fall from his gummy mouth. My friends said, 'Oh you're lucky! You don't want him to have a dummy.' 

So when I braved my first night out of the house, at a small chinese restaurant in the east end of London and he screamed through two courses of sweet and sour flavoured freedom, I tried to remember - we were the lucky ones. 

When my husband went on business for a month all I wanted was a quiet night with a boxset and a box of wine. I learned that you could teach them to keep the dummy in by tapping gently on it. I tapped until my wrist got RSI and then my beautiful boy gently spat out that dummy with a 'nice try' smile and I whispered to myself, 'we are the lucky ones'.

My first night away with my other half we left the tot with his aunt and she had to drive across county lines to get him to settle. Was there anything she could give him for comfort? Of course not. I just had to swallow down the guilt of abandoning my child and hold on to the fact that we were the lucky ones. 

My friends tried to tell me that they were always losing them in their bag but with Skibz Bibs suckerz range your dummy can attach to the bib with it's handy popper, so it's always within reach. They told me that they could never keep them clean but with it clipped into place there'll be no muck and fluff on those suckers. So if you're one of those 'unlucky' dummy mummies* maybe your luck is in - Skibz have offered me one of their new 'made in Britain' Doublez Poppers in Brittania with a red spotted ribbon Suckerz (as pictured) to giveaway (UK only). To enter just leave a comment below and let me know why you feel lucky today! 

*or daddies but come on, you gotta love a rhyme.




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35 comments

  1. Because i got finished work early!

    AShleigh

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  2. My eldest loved his dummy, it was a life saver for getting him off to sleep. Try as I might, my newbie ain't having it, her little thumb is making it ever closer to a permenant fixture in her mouth. Gutted, I was a thumb sucker until I was 16!!

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  3. Oh I did thumb sucking til 11, much harder to get rid of when it's on your body!

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  4. I sucked my thumb till I was 8 or 9.

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  5. I'm feeling lucky as in a positive mood

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  6. I feel lucky today as we have had a spate of costly bills recently, but today my little boy actually went into school on his own and without tears and it really hit home that that was all that mattered to me the health and happiness of my family.

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  7. Because i have a day off work.

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  8. Because i have my two lovely sons x

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  9. We don't have a dummy by choice but I'm hoping we'll feel like the lucky ones when everyone else is trying to wean their kids OFF them in a few years time...

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    1. Yes! That could be hard work. Roscoe doesn't even have a favourite stuffed toy so no fears of losing it!

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  10. I feel lucky because we are expecting our first child!

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  11. because its saturday, no work !!

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  12. because I got to have a lay in! And I NEVER get lay ins!

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  13. If today is a lucky day i want my breech baby to TURN!

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  14. because its sunday today, sundays are always good days

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  15. Because I was unlucky yesterday x

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  16. Because even though I've been wrong for 257 days in a row, I'm still confident that today's the day that 2015 will take a turn for the better. :)

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  17. I feel lucky today because the sun has come out. Sunshine brings light, warmth and joy!

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  18. It my sons birthday , hes my only child as i could have anymore

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  19. I always feel lucky as I have 2 beautiful, healthy children, a loving husband, my own house, a well-paid job I enjoy, a large functional family, my health, & a fun hobby where I win loads of prizes! :-) I never feel unlucky.

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  20. Because its Wednesday and its my day off!

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  21. Because hubby has the day off and we are just relaxing together

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  22. My son slept in his own bed so I had a lovely sleep and felt more energetic too

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  23. I feel lucky everyday when I see my little boys face! :D

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  24. unfortunately not a lucky day! OH & I got in car to drive to see our daughter and baby grandaughter, we got about 1/2 mile away from our home when we got a flat tyre. trip cancelled, we had to leave the car where it was and walk home. I had not brought an umbrella as we were going by car, & it poured with rain, so both soaking wet (& grumpy) when we got home. tyre now fixed so trip rescheduled for tomorrow, maybe tomorrow I will be lucky; fingers crossed no more mishaps.

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    1. What an adventure! So glad you were together, hope today went without a hitch

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  25. Because I was adamant that it was my Daughters dental appointment tomorrow, but the card fell out my purse this morning revealing that it was infact today - made it in time x

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  26. lucky starts with positive vibes

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  27. Because I get to meet my baby girl soon!

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