So, my DH and I rarely if ever go out at night since my 19 month old is still very much tied to me putting him down at night in our family bed. But a nice opportunity came up and my in-laws will be in town visiting, so we're going to go out at 9:30 and probably not be back until midnight. My question is:
If I put him down with all his usual things in his routine, what happens if or when he wakes up and wants his mama's milk? Normally I would just go in and nurse him a bit. I joked with my DH, "is your mom willing to pop a boob in there just to get him back down, it'll be a dry suck, but hey, anything counts". No but really, he is off bottles and offering him a cup will just wake him back up. I hate to make my MIL have to deal with a cranky grandson, especially since it is their last night in town and they catch an early morning flight.