This probably only applies to a few, but wow, I have weaned toddlers before, not twins. This is going to be tricky. I am okay with going until they are 2, but really not after that. They are almost 18mo, so I have a while, but I would like to wean them slowly, but my attempts so far are not going awesome.
They always nurse before naps and bedtime, and usually at least once during the night. They nurse a few other times in the day as well. I usually tell them no if I can, and offer a sippy cup, but depending on how insistent/whiny/snuggly they are, I will give in. We recently cut out their first nap, so I thought maybe I could avoid that feeding, but they are still wanting to nurse around that time anyhow.
Wyatt is my super snuggly boy, loves to sit, cuddle, and nurse with his momma, like all day. lol. If Abram sees him nursing, well, of course he wants to too. Abram is more of a busy-body, so he would probably be easier to wean. On the rare occasion that Wyatt is playing and Abram wants to nurse, of course if Wyatt sees, than he wants to too.
About one night a week I have dh put them to bed w/o me, and they will go w/o nursing, but often over much crying and screaming (Wyatt is super dramatic). Plus they are both on the little side, Abram in the less than 5%, and Wyatt is 10-20%, so if extra nursing is probably good calorie wise for them. They are finally doing better with sippy cups, but they still do not love them. My older two loved their sippies, and had like 3 a day, these boys finish 1 a day each, on a good day. We've sweetened milk with ovaltine, instant breakfast, etc, and they just don't love it. I don't feel I can push weaning when they are going to miss out on more calories, ya know?
I would be okay with them self weaning at this point, but just don't see it happening any time soon. Anyone have any tips for me??