So my LO is now 18 months. Lately, I've been seeing him grow more and more independent, but I feel I'm a bit out of control with Baby G now. Since day one, he has nursed to sleep 99% of the time. Lately, he does not want to nurse & shakes his head no, and cries. BUT this is the only way I have even successfully put him down. Everything else ends up either with Baby G thinking momma is playing with him or him resisting whatever I try to do & ends up crying.
Also lately he's made a few other big changes. He has been staying up extra late, waiting for daddy to get home, and then going to sleep listening to music with daddy. With grandma, he does pretty much the same thing. He never used to fall asleep with anyone but me.
It's SO FRUSTRATING that I have no tools or strategies, tricks that work. And frankly, if he's trying to wean I don't want to force the boob on him anymore. Moreover, I want to continue to foster a loving, tender, working relationship with baby.
The only thing I can think of is maybe rocking him to sleep but we don't have, nor can we afford, a rocking chair or glider.
Any ideas moms? Also, what's the deal with not wanting to fall asleep with me anymore -- is this typical?