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Old 07-05-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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any tips for weaning 20 month old?

We're well on our way to weaning, as my 20 month old is only nursing 2x/day- nap and night time, and almost always STTN. I'd really like to get her weaned within the next month or so as we're going to TTC, and I don't want to nurse through pregnancy or tandem nurse 2 kiddos. The problem is, she still usually nurses to sleep, or at least nurses to help her relax before I rock her to sleep. She just doesn't go down easily otherwise. I guess I just need to figure out a new routine for nap/bedtimes. any tips or suggestions? thanks!

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: any tips for weaning 20 month old?

Maybe offer a sippy before bed then rock her to sleep. It might be hard for a few nights, but she will get it. Same with nap time.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: any tips for weaning 20 month old?

Yep, we did sippy cups of water and I would lay next to them till they fell asleep. A new bedtime routine can be rocking with her facing out and reading a story. Does she have a lovey? A special night time blanket or toy can help. My older boys adjusted easily, but one of my younger boys was really mad and cried. He got over it in about 3 days. We weaned for the same reason plus I had really had no milk left and dry nursing bothered me. We were pg the next month!
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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Re: any tips for weaning 20 month old?

How about letting DH start a new routine with her? We weaned about that age and it was all about distraction.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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I had DH start putting kiddos to bed when we started weaning. He got to bond with them and I went for a walk, which I needed too. It was awesome.
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