Well weaning is actually going well these days... toyed with the idea a few times half-heartedly around age one and again at age two. At 2.5 I just toyed with it again and surprized myself with success. We're down to before bed, 6am and nap time. Thing is, these are clear and easy times for dd to wait for. ("You can't nurse now, but you can can at nap time." "You need to get ready for bed before we nurse." "Not till daddy's alarm clock goes off in the morning. Go back to sleep.") Now I'm down to a clear elimination and she's got a good memory. I actually discussed it with her and we are in agreement that the next one to go will be bedtime. It will be a while before we tackle that one because she's getting used to a new bed right now, but it is less important to her than the nap and wake up nursing. She's cool as can be when we talk about it at neutral times, but when it really happens, I'm worried she's going to balk and see it as a loss. My actual reason isn't going to fly with her: she's on a roll with weaning and I want to keep the progress going before we run into some developmental milestone or fever or big change or whatever else tends to set us back with weaning. So how would you explain it to a two year old? Any good ideas for a trade? Like ice cream instead of nursing at bedtime?