Can an attempt at nightweaning have backfired?
I tried Dr. jay Gordon's method of nightweaning a co sleeping toddler. DD is 16 mos. We weren't really co sleeping, but I started bringing her into bed and keeping her there to go through with this method. I also stretched it out much longer than the 10 days because she got sick in between and when we picked it back up again, it seemed harder somehow, like she wasn't accepting it as readily as she had been the first time.
Well. Now I've backtracked. I am only unlatching her before She's asleep because when I tried the final stage, flat out refusing to nurse overnight, we were up all night. And now, well, I'm worried the whole thing is the cause of whatever is making matters worse. We are STILL up all night, with DD waking not every hour, but twice an hour from about 12:30am on (2 nights like this), crying anxiously for na-na at the least disturbance, before I've had a chance to react, as well as waking earlier than usual (but within normal hours for a toddler).
Could it be the nightweaning attempt backfired? How do we get back on track to a better nights sleep for all? My stress from the lack of sleep and concern about it is having an impact on the whole household
Last edited by @llli*isabelofmtl; November 15th, 2013 at 06:04 AM.
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