Re: Advice on being a solo parent, night weaning and sleep!?
Before our family moved recently we went through a couple months where DH was working during the week in a different city and only came home on the weekends, so during the week I was a solo parent. DS had a noticeable change in behavior and temperment, becoming very clingy and wanting mommy to be right by his side ALL THE TIME. He was previously sleeping in his own bed but started refusing to go to sleep alone. Fine, we adapted. Since I got no time to myself in the evenings I adjusted my schedule so that we went to bed earlier than my usual bedtime and DS slept next to me for part of the night. Sometime in the middle of the night I would transfer him to his own bed then my alarm would wake me up earlier than usual so I would have an hour or so to myself in the morning. This is when I would clean up the house, read my email, etc. I don't know how well your DD sleeps without you, but it might be worth a try?
I know what you mean about not being able to visit the bathroom alone. DS needs to come with me to make sure he "helps" me get the toilet paper off the role and flush. I also had to learn how to shower with him, too. He would bring in toys to entertain himself and I had to make sure he didn't get hit in the face with the spray while I bathed myself, quickly.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.