Due to hormonal insomnia and years of sleep-deprivation, I made the choice to nightwean ds at age 3.
We moved his bed across the room from ours. He can still climb into our bed, but I told him that "dersies" were very tired, and can't nurse when it's dark out, as they need sleep. They have to wait till "Mr. Sun" is awake.
BTW-he was completely potty-learned at 34 mos. He is encouraged to wake us up if he has to pee.
Everything was going well(and my new doc gave me a cheap,awesome sleeping pill-in order to get some consistent sleep).
Now that ds is 3.5, he is very clingy and he wants to nurse in the night.
When he wakes me up, he will kick,scream,hit,and even bite me to nurse him!!
I have been speaking softly to him that he needs to go back to sleep. that I will massage his back,etc..
He is violent,yells at me to "be quiet you BABY", "GIVE ME NURSIES!!"
IRL, he is a usual,highly active ds who loves to keep us on our toes,and yet won't let any of us out of his sight w/o giving him a kiss and a hug!!!
Sooooo.....I am pms right now, and last night threatened not to give him "dersies" if he kept hurting me.
I felt terrible, but was desparate!!
Today, I talked with him about it, and he promised that he wouldn't go crazy.
I feel guilty. I feel violated. I feel confused. I can hardly keep up with him during the day! And now the night???