Originally Posted by PiePie
I want to hear more about this -- day or night? how did you explain to him? how does he react? how old is he? we are contemplating nightweaning at some point, not in the near future but not in the far future either. my gut, however, is that she is not ready, even though she is 22 mos., and would be 23 mos. but the time we start.
We nightweaned our youngest recently, mainly because she is a horrrrrible sleeper, and waking up every 1/2hour for a year and a half was making me a resentful, angry person.
We used Jay Gordon's method, and it has gotten a lot better. He is very AP in his approach (family bed, doesn't recommend it for babies under a year, gives all the power to the parents to decide when they and their child are ready, etc) and gives a step by step plan, which was great for my sleep deprived brain. He does the 7 hour time block without nursing, though we do not set a timer, we just go from bedtime until the sun comes up (ugh, at 4:30 am lately).http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/ap/sleep.asp
Night weaning has been a healthy step for my family, and that good REM sleep has also helped 'reset' some of my health issues (including my crazy cycles).