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<p>I'm tired. lol. (Aren't most of us?)</p>
<p>I'm debating nightweaning ds2 (18mos old). I don't think there would be too much upset involved- maybe a little bit, but I think that part would be worked through easily. However...I think what will likely happen is that he will just wake up, and want to get out of bed to play. And when he wakes up that much at night, he's awake for at least 2 hours, even if we stay in bed with the lights off, no toys, and me not talking except to say "It's nighttime. Go to sleep."</p>
<p>A lot of the times that he wakes up now, if I don't roll over to nurse him right away, he sits up. I can tell (it's my spidey sense) that if I don't nurse him, he'll just get out of bed and play. He usually goes back to sleep with a bit of nursing.</p>
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<p>Anyone have a kid who doesn't like to sleep, and who would be just as happy getting up? What did you do in re: to nightweaning?</p>
<p>This didn't happen with ds1- he *needed* to nurse at night, and once he was in bed, he wouldn't get up to play for 10-12 hours.</p>
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<p>I think part of ds's nightwaking is food related, and his stomach is bothering him. What happens sometimes is that he sleeps fine for a few hours or more, but once he nurses, he's awake and crying and nursing every hour or more. He *has* had nights that he woke just a few times (and those nights coincide with when he has solid normal looking poop). I don't want to leave him uncomfortable, but I suspect that he'll feel better if he doesn't nurse so much at night. Obviously, I'm trying to figure out the foods that are problems, but so far I've got 5 out, and his nightwaking is as bad as ever. I don't know whether to keep up the million times a night wakings and hope it is food and I find them all soon, or assume that food isn't going to fix it.</p>
 

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<p>You could always give nightweaning a try & if it's really not going well then back off again.</p>
 

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<p>I'm afraid to just try. <span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:31px;"></span> I'd probably end up with a night of no sleep. I was hoping I'd find other people with anti-sleep kids who had some success, before I took the plunge.</p>
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<p>On the bright side, though, last night wasn't too bad- he slept from 11pm to 9am, woke once at 3am and once at 6am, then woke a lot after that. But compared the last month or so, it's much better and totally doable. I recently (in the last few days) took out citrus and nightshades- maybe there's a connection, and his sleep will just keep getting better!</p>
 
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