I received some disturbing news today.
The lovely assistant at my local Chemist Warehouse told me that Happy Baby soothers HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.
Say it ain’t so.
These dummies have seen us through otherwise sleepless nights, international flights, long pram walks, supermarket queues, car trips, illnesses and teething.
This news is enough to make me crave my own ‘soother’.
Affectionately known as the bogan dummy, the Happy Baby dummy with the cherry shape teat was the only one Millie would use.
I’d tried them all – natural rubber, orthodontic, silicone – but luckily for my hip pocket the readily-available and Australian-made Happy Baby cheapies were her favourite.
From memory I think it was about $5 for a 3-pack. Nothing fancy about Millie’s choice of dummy!
I’ve tried to find a pack at every chemist and supermarket in my local area, to no avail. I think it must be true. They’re gone.
Millie doesn’t use a dummy apart from at sleep time and doesn’t completely rely on it to get to sleep (thank goodness). But I’m wishing I stocked up.
There’d be a lot of mums of Happy Baby babies who will no doubt feel my pain. What to do once you lose your last dummy or bub chomps it flat and renders it useless?
It is probably time to start easing Millie off dummies anyway but I’m sure it would be a hell of a lot easier to do it with her old faithful Happy Baby in her cot one last time.
I have found the Tommee Tippee ‘latex super soft comforters’ have a very similar shape to the Happy Baby ones and Millie will (reluctantly) use one. No substitute for her fave ‘dumdum’ though.
So excuse me while I trawl online and buy up big on what might be the last of the Happy Baby dummies. The happiness of my baby depends on it!