My daughter is 19 months old, and for the most part my husband has put her to bed for months. Until we went on a family vacation for 1 week where I nursed her to sleep each night. She was out like a light. 10 minutes tops. Before that it would take 45 minutes for my husband to get her to sleep.
We got back from vacation and for the first night I nursed her to sleep. The next night I nursed her an hour before sleep without really planning it that way, but even before pajamas and stories. She didn't ask for nursing but I rubbed her back and sang to her. She was out in 15 minutes! Awesome!
Since I'm home with our two daughters for about 10 hours a day, it's nice to have that little break by letting my husband put her to sleep while I tuck our 4 year old in. however, it takes him 45+ minutes to get her to sleep using the same exact method as I do (for a week I have just done singing and back rub). He says that nursing puts her out like a light, so why not use that? I feel kind of guilty about this, knowing that nursing puts her out so fast for some reason right now. On the other hand I need a break and she accepts him at bed time with no tears no fuss. We nurse a lot, probably 8x per day. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar feelings?