Last night was eventful not bad just funny. J went to sleep as normal at 7 and didn’t wake up untill 2.30am!!! . That is amazing it did however take me several attempts to get him to settle in his cot – 3.30am. He wasnt crying he can just look fast asleep untill I leave the room, He would then cry and I would go in and he was either dragging his quilt across the room , carrying his ladybug light pillow across the room or just generally looking lost. He would get straight back in bed when I went in and settle again. He did however have to keep hold of his sippy cup of water to fall asleep. He didn’t drink any of it just had to hold it with a death bear grip. He did come into our room at some point between 3.30am and 6.30am but he just got in and had a cuddle and fell asleep. Still no milk.
When we go to bed now I explain that “he is a big boy now and doesn’t need any milk in the night. Mummy and daddy don’t drink milk in the night so he doesn’t have to either.” I tell him he can have water if he really wants a drink but that is it no milk until the morning. He seems to have accepted that . Pre baby I would never in a million years thought of being able to explain things to a toddler and they would understand. It is just proof that toddlers understand a lot more than you realise. I have also told him if he keeps being a big boy and not having milk in the night then I will get him a present . I have let him choose a little life backpack – He wanted the dinosaur one.
I honestly could never imagine the night that he didn’t have milk . My mum is amazed at how well the night weaning has gone and how he has adjusted and he hasn’t even seemed that bothered by it. The one thing I do think has helped is using a sippy cup for water instead of a bottle. It was like he got annoyed that I was tricking him into thinking it was milk when it clearly wasn’t.