Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Works for me Wednesday ~ Toddler sleep!

I am going to admit what I do/did to get Anna asleep. I have not done cry it out well except once which was a complete nightmare. When I was nursing I nursed her to sleep. When I weaned her I rocked her to sleep. We have now hit a new milestone. It is breaking my heart almost more than weaning did. She doesn't want to rock to sleep at night she wants to go lay in the bed with me. So when it is bed time she gives out night night love and we go climb in her bed. Sometimes it takes her a while to settle down but other times it takes her about 10 minutes. She is turning into such a big girl! She turned 2 in August and I knew the time would come for her to become independent but I didn't realize it would be so soon. So I guess the moral of my story is that all things come in due time. Patience will pay off. Two years of her life to be nurtured and loved and snuggled when she needed will just be a blip on the radar screen in years to come.

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  1. They grow up so fast! Don't be surprised when bouts of wanting mommy close return. I still go through that with my daughter and she is 7.

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  2. I can't handle letting my babies cry it out, either. I still nurse my 5-month-old to sleep, or rock her, if she won't nurse.

    My 3-year-old was the same as your toddler: rocked to sleep as long as she would, then cuddle in bed when rocking didn't work anymore. Cuddling, plus a cup of milk, worked every night.

    Now that she's preschooler, she goes to bed all by herself. I'll sing or cuddle if she needs it (or I need it), but she's completely independent now.

    They do grow up so fast, and you're right, two years is not that long to "wean" them from anything. They all grow up someday. You have to take advantage of everything she gives you now, because you never know when she'll stop giving.

    Good job, mom!


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