The Dummy Tree is the Place To Be!
The Dummy Tree is calling all dummy owners! Make your dummy happy. Let it retire with friends on the dummy tree!
For healthy mouths and teeth, aim to stop thumb sucking or dummy use by 12 months and certainly be 3 years.
Excessive thumb/dummy sucking can slow down speech development and can severely affect teeth development, especially the front teeth.
So make those growing smiles happy and send us your dummy to add to the tree!
See The Real Dummy Tree
Thank you for your interest! We understand it is a big undertaking to give up a dummy and appreciate that it can cause worry about where it goes and what happens to it – we aim to make it a little easier! Just pop your well loved dummy(s) in an envelope with the donor’s name and address and send to:
The Dummy Tree at Growing Smiles, Quarterland Road, Islandmagee, BT40 3RW.
We will tag your well loved dummy with your child’s first name and general geographic location e.g. Leicester etc (or not, as you prefer), and hang it on the Dummy Tree. Once safely settled in we take a photo to send to you.
We then send the kind donor of the well loved dummy the photo of their retired dummy and a card with their name thanking them for giving up their dummy. This has a little poem about the Dummy Tree and tips for looking after little teeth plus a little surprise for a Growing Smile!
We hope to welcome a dummy from your home one day very soon!
Learn more about dummies and digits on our tips page – with links to Thumbsie and Ditch the Dummy.