Minnie - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
I've heard this forever and didn't get to experience this with my first, because we only coslept until she was six months old.
My 13 month old still wakes to nurse 4-5 times a night. Recently she's been doing something that surprises me- maybe once a night she'll wake to nurse and then stay awake (much to my chagrin). I've found that if I just lie down right next to her with my eyes closed that she'll wiggle around for a bit, roll to her belly, settle and then next time I look at her she's sleeping soundly.
Yay for a baby who can put herself back to sleep from being wide awake without sleep training! Obviously it's not her norm- 4/5 times she'll nurse to sleep, but she CAN do it! And I'm sure that as time goes by this will become more and more frequent. Look at how they mature at their own pace without our prodding and forcing!