Re: 20 Month Old Still Requiring Milk to get back to sleep
The PPs have all answered well I just wanted to let you know my 21 month old needs to be nursed to sleep and back to sleep if I'm the one putting her down. She does not sleep through the night and a fantastic night for me would be two wakings with a pretty quick return to sleep via nursing. And we do get that more and more these days. Our daughter can't be put to sleep alone and never has been. We are just fine with that. But to be candid your situation sounds dreamy to me.
If getting her back to sleep via nursing is unsuccessful and I'm looking at a bad night, daddy takes over. She'll go down in 5 min with him. They'll sleep together in the guest bed or stay in our bed and I'll go sleep.
I do think it's useful to get your child used to being put to sleep by others. I work full time and my daughter goes down very well for our nanny or my husband when I'm not there. However she does sleep on them as well. She just sleeps better and longer and more happily with a warm body.
1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12