We've hit a little bump in the road recently. I've always nursed Jordan to sleep at bedtime, for the couple of night wakings she has and at nap time. In the past week she will nurse to sleep but cry as soon as I put her in her crib. I have found that I just have to lay her down and walk out or it gets so much worse. She will not let me just rock her and she is done nursing so the only alternative is to sit in her room with her which is more upsetting to her. She usually will not cry very hard, or if she does it doesn't last more than a couple of minutes. At most it has gone on about 10 minutes? I hate walking out when she wants me but I don't really feel like I have a choice. I'm sure it's just another phase we will go through, don't you think?
While we are on the subject of sleep, I am really ready to have her night weaned. She is still up twice every night and since she is 14 months I know she is fine nutritionally speaking. I still plan to nurse a few times a day (including nap time and bedtime) but how do I go about gently weaning her at night? I have a lovey for her but she could really care less about it. I know she might still wake some at night but I am hopeful that this will help move her in the direction of sleeping all night. Or am I only kidding myself? She still hasn't earned the title of "good sleeper" but it's bound to happen eventually. Like in her teenage years.