Re: Weaning off night nursing for 8 mo o
Hi, sorry I dont have more to offer, since I go with your doc's approach. But two thing jump out at me: can you put him in your room, in his crib? So you wouldnt have to wake up so much? That is, co sleeping without bedsharing? Second, how about adjusting his schedule so that his night matches your natural night better -- it sounds like he's actually sleeping great, just not the same hours you are sleeping. If he stays up until 9, after your toddler goes to bed, you could go to sleep at about the same time. If you spend 9-10 hrs in bed, even with wakings you can feel rested! That's how I do it. If the problem is that you have to do chores around the house while he's sleeping, at least that's much more easily remedied than changing a baby's desire to eat -- perhaps you could hire a local kid as a mother's helper for 5 hours a week? In short, I think the key to being rested with a young child is to sleep when the child sleeps, and to try to adjust their schedule so that you CAN sleep when s/he is sleeping.
Last edited by @llli*katmar; February 5th, 2012 at 11:53 AM.
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
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