I feed my 2 and half year old to sleep. I don't have any problem in this because I feel that when he is ready and developed enough to sleep on his own, he will.
The only issue he is waking up at 5.30am ish most mornings. I have read because he does not fall asleep on his own that he is waking at this time and is not able to fall back to sleep because he has had enough sleep. I am happy for him to be awake but I was wondering if anybody had any tips to help him fall back to sleep or play on his own after I have given him a feed. So I can get a little more sleep or rest.
He still has an afternoon sleep. I have tried to reduce/ remove it but it just makes him so cranky and then he struggles to go to sleep. He normally goes to sleep well at about 9pm and sleeps through.
Any suggestions greatly received.
Or do I just need to suck it up and realize this is what I have signed up to by not night weaning him. I think even hearing other people stories might help because I feel a bit alone and that I have done this sleep thing all wrong. I never wanted to do the cry it out method and still don't.
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