Pediatrician and Neonatologist
Coordinator of the Department
of Pediatrics and Neonatology
HPA Magazine 12
On International Children’s Day, the Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology inaugurated its "Magic Dummy Tree"!
This initiative aims to help wean the child off their dummy without the usual drama, by encouraging children to hang their dummy on our tree, under the supervision of parents and siblings or relatives. Our tree has an associated story; each pacifier will turn into a flower and each flower will in turn change into a pomegranate!! Yes, because our "dummy tree" is a magic pomegranate tree.
We will mention some tips and tricks to make sure that this moment of separation from an object of affection, intimacy and privacy, will in no way be a painful episode for the child.
Finally, after much conversation and pampering at home, when next you come to our hospital encourage your child to leave his dummy on our “Magic Pomegranate Tree". Just as other children that have gone through the same ordeal, have done so before him.