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I have no intention of changing anything at the moment, i'm just curious.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmm...about 2 1/2 years. He was an extremely high needs little guy though.</div>
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2 1/2 here too! and oonly b/c i was 5 months pregnant and it hurt to nurse for longer than 2 minutes. she would nurse for a couple minutes then pop off and i would sing to her... now we dont need to sing as often....
 

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About 2 years old.
 

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Depends on the baby ime. #1 sucked to sleep till he was over 3. #2 prefered swaddling + rocking after a feed, #3 is worn all day (slept in a bed on her own for the first time yesterday) and falls asleep when I'm busy moving while wearing her, but will want a feed if I'm not moving.
 

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ok that's about what I thought....
 

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Around 2, but inconsistently. I still nurse her to sleep every night, but some nights she wakes up when I put her down and she'll happily fall back asleep on her own. That's not the norm, though. She's 25 months now.<br><br>
But she does her nap with dh and has been doing it without a bottle of bm since about 16 months. Now she's much more likely to take a good long nap when he puts her down than when I nurse her for a nap!
 

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DD1 i actively night-weaned when she was about 20 months because i was pg and had no milk and instead of calming down, nursing was making her really upset. i think she would've nursed to sleep for a long, long time after that had i not felt i needed to nightwean. She always had a super intense sucking need, and still sucks her finger to sleep at age 5.<br><br>
for DS, at around 18-20 months he suddenly started popping off the breast before he was asleep, and then cuddling with me till he fell asleep, with no encouragement from me whatsoever.
 

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DS hasn't sucked to sleep since 5 weeks... Could be a phase though and he'll start again..
 

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After 3y of age for DD1, and not yet for 20m old DD2.
 

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DS #1 is 8 and still sucks his thumb to sleep. That said he gave up nursing to sleep at about 10 months old.<br><br>
DD #1 Around 18 months.<br><br>
Ds#2 around 18 months?<br><br>
DD #2 - she has been goign to bed awake (with no crying) and not nursing to sleep for about 2 months - so at about 6 months. It is VERY rare for her to fall asleep nursing nowdays. To be honest for a bit there I was getting so frustarted because she would be tired and I would be nursing and rocking her and she wouldn't fall asleep. I kept trying and trying and we were both miserable. One day I just had to set her down because I was so tried...she rolled over and went to sleep. I had an 'Ah ha' moment and started laying her down when she was tired and by golly she would just go to sleep...In fact I can actually be gone and someone else can lay her in her bed awake and she just falls alseep! IT is the most amazing thing LOL!
 

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Neither of my boys have required sucking to fall asleep at any point, though certainly nursing is one of the primary ways they go to sleep. But they also fall asleep in the car, while worn with rocking and bouncing (or just walking), and being patted over a shoulder. Oh, and DH can do that knee-bounce, but it doesn't work for me at all.<br><br>
DS1 spontaneously gave up nursing to sleep at night when he was just short of his third birthday, but still prefers to nurse to sleep at naptime. He goes to sleep for nap most school days, though, without me even there, so he doesn't *have* to nurse to sleep for nap.
 

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dd does not nurse to sleep and never has but she does have a pacifier. She's 11 mos.<br><br>
My ds used a pacifier as well. He was 2.5 yrs old when we "lost" the last paci and he went to bed just fine and never really asked for it so I'm guessing he had probably been able to fall asleep without it for a little while since he didn't get upset that it was lost.
 

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Pretty much right away. I always tried to lay them down or carry them for a nap from time to time during the day without nursing so they wouldn't be dependent on it for sleeping.
 

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DD is 4 months, but has been falling asleep in a few different ways from early on. her first favorite place/way to fall asleep was on Mr Toona's reclined but not laying down chest. But now mostly she likes to be held across the arm (colic hold) and either swayed or bounced. She will nurse to sleep, but that's more of a naptime thing for her.<br><br>
Of course, I'm sure this is all subject to change. But I feel hopeful that sleep comes in a variety of ways for her.
 
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