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    We're down to nursing in the early AM, naptime, and at bedtime. I think it's time to cut out the mid day nursing but I'm not sure how to do it. I don't want him to wean completely but as we near the 2 year mark I want to cut back to just bed time and early am. Any tips?


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    I can't believe X is almost 2.

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    Default Re: Taking Away the mid day nursing

    Do you nurse him to sleep, or when he wakes up? Does he wake up at all during his nap?

    For us, we just did something else to comfort him and relax him when it was naptime. Rocking, swaying, patting, "shh"ing. Cooper would wake up 2 or 3 times during a nap, so if he would get up, I would just pick him up and rock him, or lay next to him with his back to me and rub his back. It took just a day a few days, and he really wasnt mad about it. I think it just depends on what you are comfortable doing to comfort him besides nursing.


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    I nurse him almost to sleep, we have a no boob in the mouth asleep rule 'round here LOL. He sleeps through his nap but he gets very...angry when he doesn't get his crack *cough* i mean milk *cough*. Should I just swaddle him up and hold him through the temper tantrum? I hate doing that to him but *I* need him to cut back some, it's just time.


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    Is anyone else able to put him down?
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    I would try rocking him or something. That's what I started doing with C when we weaned for naps. He would be upset for a little bit, then he'd get over it pretty quick once he realized I wasn't budging. I just was consistant and that seemed to help. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*number3 View Post
    Is anyone else able to put him down?
    Not during the day no, i'm the only one here aside from GOM and that's not gonna happen

    Today was okay, he was ticked but he calmed down quickly. Hopefully if he takes an afternoon nap today it'll go as good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*meganbeth View Post
    Not during the day no, i'm the only one here aside from GOM and that's not gonna happen

    Today was okay, he was ticked but he calmed down quickly. Hopefully if he takes an afternoon nap today it'll go as good.
    Shoot - I'd like to see him try

    well honestly i think if he can go down w/o it then it's just a matter of time. Continue to do what you did today and the hysterics will get less and less.

    Do you do any reading or anything 'still' before naptime?
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    Default Re: Taking Away the mid day nursing

    just snuggle and hum it's all he everwants at nap aside from milk at least lol


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    Well let me just share with you what we do now (since he's been weaned) might be soemthing worth trying... as it is IMO that part of why nursing down works is because they're still for a period of time and to be still usually helps people sleep. SO when DS was weaning we would just go to the bed and read and read - for a good 15 minutes at least and when I'd notice his feet stop moving etc I'd finish the boko and say okay we're done ... sleep time. and then I just stay with him until he falls asleep. Still works... something to consider
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    Ban the bags. ......... Watch your language. ....... Help keep Dr Newman's clinic open!

    We demand that our childcare providers are CPR certified... why don't we demand the same of ourselves! Get certified!

    I lost 22 lbs in 8 months... with a bit of determination and common sense information from this book.

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