My nighttime nursling son is 2.5 years old, and I've been sleeping with him on a futon in his room since he was, well, I don't recall how old! He still wakes at least three times a night to nurse.
My husband and I have decided it's finally time for me to get more than four hours' sleep in a row, and our plan is to switch beds -- that is, have Da-Da take over comfort duty and sleep on the futon with our son, while I sleep alone in the master bedroom.
(Of course we will give our son some preparation for this -- I plan to make a little story book with stick figures representing Mama, boobs, Da-Da, the sun going down and coming up...).
My question: Are there any words of support other moms, or even better, other dads, can provide for my husband to help him get through what we predict will be inevitable, prolonged bouts of crying?
We'd appreciate any success stories on Da-Da as comforter, particularly for weaning two-year-olds with good language skills.