For a long time now I have been saying I want to ditch Matthew’s dodie. Back then I said to myself that I would do it once he turns 2. But this was also the time he became more attached to it. It could have been because his last molars at the back were cutting through and he needed something to comfort him. In fact the dodie is his comfort. Some children have an actual comforter teddy but Matthew is not in to teddies at all.
There are multiple ways to get rid of a dodie completely. Matthew turned 3 at the end of August and I think it is now time to remove it out of the house and just have baby Chloe using hers. I just hope he doesn’t get jealous and wants it back. This time I am going to be consistent about it.
I think the most obvious method people are using is the fairy (seen in one of Super Nanny’s episodes). You put all the dodies in an envelope and post it off to the fairy in a letter box. The next morning the fairies sent back the envelope with a toy instead. If you do happen to remove the dodie for you child at the moment and you think this might work for your child then have a look at this cool book. I don’t think this will work on Matthew so I have done some reading online about some other possible solutions.
As we are only 1 1/2 months away from Christmas, it would be brilliant to ditch the dodie at this time. My plan was that he gives the dodie to Santa. In fairness to him, he doesn’t use it much. He only gets it when he goes to bed and has to hand it back to us in the morning. I see children at his age running around all day with it sometimes so it isn’t that bad.
Anyway, I am going to get a little sack which will have all his dodies collected in it. I am going to put it out Christmas Eve in front of the chimney with a little note for Santa saying this is for the baby reindeers and as an exchange, he will receive a special little present Christmas morning. I haven’t decided what it is going to be, but if you have an idea, you can let me know in the comment section below.
This is going to be tricky because as I said above, he only uses his dodies only when he goes to bed. First night without it, will be Christmas Eve.
Have you recently ditched the dodie and how did you get on?