Karen - posted on 01/25/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
I'm starting to think about doing something different with my 26 month old daughter at night and am considering getting this book to see what ideas it has. Just wondering if it has anything new in it and if it would work with a continued bfing relationship.
My daughter has be co-sleeping with me from birth. She slept on top of me for the first few months. Her sleep routine has always been challenging for me (and for my husband. He had to move to another room when she was 4 months so he could get enough sleep) with months of wakings 8 times a night etc.
She is now over two and is still often waking every 2 hours. Sometimes I get a 3-4 hour block, but that's the exception not the rule. It's just not working for me anymore - I'm too tired (and I can't nap during the day anymore for who know what reason)! We are even delaying TTC because I cannot imagine being this tired AND pregnant.
My daughter usually nurses for awhile, unlatches (often with some prompting from me) and then falls asleep on her own. I've tried having her sleep on a mattress beside my bed but she says she needs to be closer to me. When I try to not nurse her when she wakes up at night she'll scream, cry and throw herself around for up to an hour and then lay there awake for another hour at which point I usually nurse her because I'm so exhausted.
I've had her tested for food allergies and we've recently changed her diet (about 3 weeks now). She eats well, bf's throughout the day, meets all her milestones, is extremely verbal, is very emotional.