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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    I only had a bit of light so I could see. It was feed, change, bed. Unfortunately I had to change him as he pooed with every feed! I wanted DS to know that night times were for sleeping. Pity at almost 2 he is still waking constantly for a feed I try to be rough but he just screams and tantrums until I feed him.
    I don't want to overstep the mark but are you ready to wean? I fed one of mine until he was nearly 3 and the other until just over 2 so I get it. I had to wean both of mine, I thought they would naturally wean but no! I just remember wishing someone would say to me, it's ok to stop, you did good!

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    No TV or anything to distract bub. I use my phone like I am now.

    The light of my phone is bright enough, the light of an iPad would be too much though.

    How old is bub?

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    I used to have just a little night light so I wouldn't bump into things, and would feed in his room in the quiet, as DS was easily overstimulated. At the start I would play on my phone, but then I realised that I would find it soooo much harder to get back to sleep myself if I had used my phone. I think I've read something about the light from your phone/tablet stimulating your brain too much and reducing your melatonin levels. So I ended up giving that up too, otherwise I was awake for ages afterwards and would only get back to sleep as he was waking for his next feed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I don't want to overstep the mark but are you ready to wean? I fed one of mine until he was nearly 3 and the other until just over 2 so I get it. I had to wean both of mine, I thought they would naturally wean but no! I just remember wishing someone would say to me, it's ok to stop, you did good!
    How did you wean them? Hoping my 20 month old will wean herself soon but I doubt it. Every night waking she has to feed. I'm over it!! Plus I'm 6 weeks pregnant with #3 and have no desire to tandem feed!!

    Sorry for hijacking post, OP, but I had to ask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    At the start I would play on my phone, but then I realised that I would find it soooo much harder to get back to sleep myself if I had used my phone. I think I've read something about the light from your phone/tablet stimulating your brain too much and reducing your melatonin levels. So I ended up giving that up too, otherwise I was awake for ages afterwards and would only get back to sleep as he was waking for his next feed!
    I found this too. So hard get back to sleep after using my phone. So I stopped.

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    With DS I did full on light on, change nappy first then feed in front of the TV. Dont know why, the full on light on and changing when he probably didn't even need to be changed woke him right up and the TV stimulated ME too much so took me forever to fall back to sleep.

    I'll definitely be doing the dim night light and in bed feeding next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I don't want to overstep the mark but are you ready to wean? I fed one of mine until he was nearly 3 and the other until just over 2 so I get it. I had to wean both of mine, I thought they would naturally wean but no! I just remember wishing someone would say to me, it's ok to stop, you did good!
    I think I'm at the point now where I would wean. But I don't know how. I have tried other soothing technics and they just don't work, he will just cry and scream until I give in. I was 100% positive I would let DS self wean but it's just getting so hard. He is waking 10+ times a night, if it was only 2 or 3 times I wouldn't care. I'm sure most of it is just using me as a dummy because during the day he doesn't BF.

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    Would it be possible to have a night or two away from him? If feeding isn't an option, he will have to resettle eventually.


 

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