Posted in Breastfeeding, Sleep, Toddlers

Tips on weaning at night and sleeping through the night please.

Anonymous

My almost two year old (in 8 weeks) still does not sleep through the night. Wakes up 5-10 Times a night. Wants to nurse and if I’m out of milk then he’s up for a few hours. He has never slept through the night! It’s tiring. Any tips are welcomed

  • Brianna
    Dec 05

    I probably did this the hard way but it had to be done in my case. I stopped breastfeeding my now two year old, 3 weeks before my newest baby girl was born in October. I just decided to go cold turkey on her. It was a solid week of nonstop crying for at least 5 maybe 10 minutes. My husband and i just stuck it through. It was hard but eventually the crying the stopped. I would hold her in my arms and pat her back. However, now she watches YouTube until she falls asleep. 10p the latest. No more breastfeeding though lol 😅

  • Jessica
    Dec 05

    Sleep coach

  • Christa
    Dec 05

    Babysleepsite.com Also look up the book baby wise!!! Both will help you establish a sleep routine and help you and baby get a proper amount of sleep!!!

  • Britt & Ant Sala
    Dec 05

    Do you have a good night routine set up for your little one? If not, I highly recommend a routine. And are they getting enough rest at during the day?

  • Fabiola
    Dec 05

    The only way to fix it at this point is to let her cry it out.

  • Sara
    Dec 05

    I second having a good bedtime routine and CIO (its a miracle).

  • Becca
    Dec 05

    I also nurse my 2 year old. We were in the same boat. I told my son when they sun is down no milky and when the sun comes up then he can have it. When he woke up the first night I'd just say "sun down" and give him his water cup. It actually worked with no crying just a little fuss. He sleeps through the night and nurses for naps. That's my next challenge. We didn't want to do CIO and this worked for us because he is old enough to understand. Also a great night light that projects on the ceiling has been a life saver whether hes in his own room or yours (that way when he wakes up he still feels safe-hes been using you for that comfort so it's nice to have somewhat of a replacement). It sounds silly and simple but it really worked for us.