Re: 20mos. Twins, Nursing to Sleep. Tired/Frustrated Mommy
Another momma on here gave me some good advice on it.. we used it and it worked. Let dad take over bedtime. There will be tears and it won't be easy, but they are ok!! For us... once that transition was made and DS was doing well with it, I started to talk to him about not nursing at night. I simply told him that mommy's milk was going night night too, and when he got up in the morning he could nurse. There were probably 3 nights of kicking and screaming. DH tried to comfort as well, but generally DS would only want me. We did this about 2 months ago now (DS was 22 months or so). Now, since DH takes him to bed, he tends to look for him to comfort at night, although we have had a night here and there where he cried to nurse. It's usually short lived and we are all back to sleep pretty quick.
I did find that I could not take him to bed at all, he would nurse to sleep and then look for me in the night to nurse. It was all or nothing for us. It may not be so for you, but I would def. draw the lines so that they are not confused.
Good luck!! It has made a huge difference in my sleeping patterns and DS actually enjoys going to bed with daddy these days!
FT working momma to a 9/11/10 busy boy and 11/13/12 happy little man.
Also wife to hubs since 8/23/08, bonus momma to H (girl) -99 and G (boy)-03