My 2 1/2 year old is still nursing to sleep at night (and through the night, and to wake up in hte am
). I recently officially weaned from all daytime nursing, when we did that he stopped taking naps every day (still conks out midafternoon a couple times a week). I htink I timed it well-he's doig fine, I eel better, and he sleeps much better at night.
One thing that might help your husband is knowing that especially as babies get older, they can often handle going to sleep without nursing *if mom isn't around*. It might take a little longer, but if htey trust hte person who is with them it can work out just fine
So after about he year mark I could be out past his bedtime. Usually he would be with his daddy, but sometimes we went out together and his grandmother watched him. Some times he waited up and just played until I was home to nurse him, sometimes he was tired enough to just fall asleep in someones arms or wherever.
It was pretty rare for us, as I really don't have much I like to do that can't be done in the day or earlier evening(ds is a late-to-bed, sleep in kinda guy) but hte times when something came up we had no problems.