I won’t lie it was really hard 😅 on and off for like 90 mins. We did the whole 2 mins, go in and settle, 3 mins, 4 mins etc. She did actually fall asleep a couple of times but then then stirred and started again. It broke my heart but by going in every few mins she knew we weren’t completely abandoning her. And then the next night she slept through, and has basically slept through every night since. We even said at the time if we had another child we might not have been able to do it though! Lots of my friends say their toddlers sleep really deeply and sleep through the cries but I’m sure lots might not!
Most times my LB will just suckle and fall straight back to sleep within seconds of being on the boob. So I suppose that’s how I know he just wants comfort xx
@Naomi how long did she cry for? My LG is a Madame and cries if she doesn’t get what she wants. I worry because I have a 3yr old in the next room to her and I don’t want to disturb her 🙈😵💫
I read somewhere that most babies beyond 6 months shouldn’t need milk in the night, as long as they’re eating/feeding well in the day, so that’s what triggered me to stop. I don’t know if that’s right or not but it’s worked for us. She was definitely just feeding for comfort! X
@Naomi with my 3 year old I had to leave her to cry cos every time we went in it made her crying worse. But like you the first night was th hardest. She was older though, I think she was 18 months. As sleep habits are always changing at this age I just worry I will put her through something that with time will change. Trouble is I don’t have time as I’m tired and I’m back at work.