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Same old subject. LOL<br><br>
DS3 will be two next week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
and DH is driving me batty with weaning talk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"> (DS2 was weaned at 2, DH's only first-hand experience of any kind with extended nursing)... and well his biggest concern is really nightweaning and... we're moving DS out of our room and into his own room this month so... it's a good time to think about nightweaning strategies. So I feel nightweaning is a good compromise... ANYWAY...<br><br>
DS nurses to sleep at night, then is settled in his own crib. He remains there until he wakes later at night (usually 7-8 PM until about 12-2 AM) then he comes to our bed to nurse through the rest of the night. I want to cut out these remaining feedings without kicking him out of the early morning bed. The tactics I used for moving DS2 from our bed to his own were no problem and worked out okay for us but I was not terribly happy with nightweaning, plus DS2 took both a pacifier and a cup of milk - DS3 takes neither.<br><br>
So, talk to me about your nightweaning experiences and tactics with an older nursling.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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You might help your DH remember that all your kiddos are different from each other and that since DS3 *isn't* taking a cup of milk or a paci and since he's *not* his brother, night-weaning at 2 might not be right for him. Maybe at 2 and 2 months, or 2 and a half, or something else. It sounds a little like the fight might not be worth it just now and you might hold off until it seems like a more do-able option.<br><br>
The way night-weaning always went in my house: if DH wanted them nightweaned or out of the bed, he had to do it. It was far too easy and wonderful to me to sleep with them and let them nurse all night. If getting his sleeping space and sanity back was important enough to DH to lose a few weeks of sleep over, then I'd condone it. Also, it's been a constantly organic process. If the nursling was sick or we'd had some tough times in the family or something, night nursing and co-sleeping might return for a few weeks to satisfy those changing needs.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DS nurses to sleep at night, then is settled in his own crib. He remains there until he wakes later at night (usually 7-8 PM until about 12-2 AM) then he comes to our bed to nurse through the rest of the night.</div>
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Why exactly does your DH desire this? Reading the above, I was thinking<br>
A: bed sex, in which case there is time before midnight for that.<br>
B: Your son being in bed disrupts your DH's sleep, in which case you could sleep from 12/2a.m. with your son in a seperate bed?
 
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