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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