I have used dummies right from the start and I have found them very helpful in settling my LO, especially at night. My DH and I swore that we would wean her off them after 4 months. Well, she is now 6 1/2 months and we haven't done that yet! She doesn't use them all the time, if she doesn't need it, she tends to reject it. However, I find that putting her in her chair with a dummy and a blanket is a signal that it is time for a nap and it seems to work. I feel guilty that she is still using them at this stage and I don't want her to still depend on them when she is a toddler. Should I be brutal and just throw them away or am I okay to still use them when she needs to sleep?