Does anyone have any advice for a toddler who still nurses to sleep? My son will be 2 next week, and I am happy to nurse him. But the ONLY way he'll sleep for me is by nursing! He'll climb up into my husband's arms, and go instantly to sleep. If my mother is watching him, she can lay him in the crib, and pat him on the back (with a small amount of protesting), and he'll go off to sleep. With me, the only way I can get him in his crib is if he nurses off to sleep (sound asleep...this takes about 45 minutes!), and then i put him down. if he wakes up even slightly, that's it, he's up for about another hour or so before he is even slightly ready to go back to sleep. If he's not all the way asleep, he cries if I leave the room; if he's wide awake, he stands up and screams and cries if I leave. My husband works evenings, so i'm in charge of bedtime and naptime nearly every day, and this is getting very frustrating for me. Has anyone else been through this? I would love to be able to put him down to sleep...my sister's son actually asks for his 'cribby' when he's tired. not fair!
My son still wakes up once per night, which I don't have a problem with. We go in and get him and bring him into bed with us to snuggle. He falls asleep right away that way! No problems at all. I'm not comfortable putting him to bed in our bed if we're not there, though, which is why we don't co-sleep all the time. He's too wiggly, and I fear that he'll fall out, even with the guard rails.
How do I get my boy to sleep?! can anyone relate?