I just want to apologize for posting the 1,000th thread asking a similar question, but some of the posts were a little older and I didn't know if anyone would respond.
My son turned 2 on June 1st, and he still nurses to sleep at naps and bedtime. He will occasionally wake up in the middle of the night for a "sip", and then he likes to nurse first thing in the morning. I also sit with him while he naps (which is either on the couch or in our bed) and of course, sleep next to him all night. This sounds good and fine, but my issue is I feel like I have zero "alone" time. With my first, I could bottle feed him and put him in the crib, and he would fall asleep on his own. Like since he was 2-3 weeks old. I don't know why I chose the co-sleeping route with LO, although I think it's because my hubby was so open to it. I'm ok with the co-sleeping, but the issue is that no one else can get LO to sleep because, of course, I'm the only one that can nurse him. I went out for 2 hours to my neighbor's house the other night and had to come home at 10:30 because hubby couldn't get LO to sleep for the life of him. I am in NO way resentful toward LO, I just feel like I'm going to be on this pattern FOR. EV. ER. Is anyone out there still co-sleeping and nursing their toddler? How are you coping?? Any tips and tricks for getting through this stage? How could I get him to sleep WITHOUT "milky"?? Sometimes it feels like an uphill battle.
Also, LO isn't talking much so I haven't wanted to start weaning because I'm not sure if he would understand what I'm saying. He says a few words but unlike some other tots, we don't have full-on conversations about stuff. Because of this, I feel like it would be super confusing to him if I started weaning him right now (although I suppose I'm not opposed to it).