My DD has a dummy - Sometimes she will spit it out or it will fall out in her cot. We usually leave it on the side if we are there sitting with her or leave it in her cot if she's asleep and it's afallen out. But if she wakes innher sleep, we give her the dummy that might have been sitting in her cot for half hour or so. Would you give her a fresh one (sterlisied?) And what about leaving dummies on the side (e.g. coffee table) - would you always store it in a steri box when baby doesn't have it? I don;t want to have to keep sterilising dummies as sometimes the dummy is in and out of her mouth in cot where it falls out and we put it back in - she is healthy enough so am I being paranoid? If dummy falls on floor or somewhere else like sofa/play mat (teat down) we change it for sterilised one. So far we haven't needed more than 2 dummies on the go!! Thanks.