View Full Version : nightweaning a cosleeping child
we had great success with Dr Jay Gordons technique. http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html
now dd has taken to waking and will full on tantrum until she is fed back to sleep.
(started the day at 4am, since boob is 'for the morning' )
Subscribing, as I'm slowly trying this, but am getting massive tanties as well...
Sorry, no suggestions either - subscribing as I can see these tantrums happening in my near future when I attempt to night wean too!
I night weaned my bed-sharing son at 2 (he was feeding once overnight at that stage).
I would send her to a spare room with your partner until she stops demanding boob. He can carry her around, pat her etc. That is what we did, and he slept through after a couple of nights.
Any tips for a solo mum?? ;) :freakingout:
I did the Jay Gordon thing & also started offering Jasper water in a bottle so I'd know he couldn't be thirsty - if he happens to wake after 3-4am he'll chug a fair amount so I'm happy to get up & get it for him knowing he is thirsty. I'll usually have a big drink at that time too if I'm getting up for jasper because I am too.
I did be a little tough with jasper and did let him cry a fair bit - in my arms with my telling him I love him and I'm here and he's safe and I'm sorry he's upset. It was a tough couple of weeks really. He took to it well the first week but then the third week really pushed against it again I think realizing what was going on. Then he had back molars come through and was screaming in pain all night so I wound up introducing a bottle for comfort because I couldn't breast feed & it took like a month to drop the bottle!!!!
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