MAMA's of TODDLERS I NEEEEED YOUR HELP PLEEEEAAASE!!!! Eta ;) UPDATE :)
Hello mamas, I very rarely post in this group but Im hoping I can get some advise from moms who have gone through this or is recently going through this with their toddlers.
1- I have a (recently turned)2 year old son who still wakes up two times each night for feedings..( store bought milk that i warm up and put in a bottle, not formula or breast feeding) ** hangs head in shame** I know this isn't good and I am really trying to get him out of this habit of waking up at night like clock work. I need some great advice on how to ween him from this, PLEASE! any advise is worth posting. :)
2- now my other problem is with my almost 4 year old dd.. She still sleeps with a pacifier ** again hangs head in shame** I have been trying to ween her from that but nothing is working.. I tried giving her a blankie for security or a plush toy but she will still cry and scream until she gets her binki. Please HELP ME!!
I live in an apartment so I have neighbors in very close proximity, I don't want the " cry it out" method b/c A. They would have no problem crying and whining for hours to get what they want. And B. WELL I want to be Curtious to my neighbors.
Please HELP ME , AND THANK YOU FOR THE ADVISE IN ADVANCE. :)
A sleep deprived Mama.
Update: thank you all for the out pour of advise and a well deserved kick in my ass. :) I will try to apply these tips tonight when ds going to bed tonight( he only wants a bottle at night, not for a nap) and I have already applied the cutting a piece off the paci for my dd.. I cut a small hole on the side of her favorite paci. ( it would be to obvious if I cut from the top of it, I've done that before and she just asked for a different one. Lol )
thank you all again. :) I really appreciate it.
OMG IT WORKED.. IM SO SHOCKED AND HAPPY AT THE SAME TIME.
LAST NIGHT I GAVE MY DS EXTREMLY WATERED DOWN MILK and he barely drank it and went to sleep.. :)
BEFORE PUTTING MY 3 1/2 year old dd down for a nap 5 minutes ago I cut another small whole on the side of her paci. She tried it and was confussed.. " it's bocken mama?" I looked shocked and told her she must be to old for it now because she's abig girl.. She was a little sad .. Then after a while she asked for a different one and I told her it wouldn't work because she's to big for it.. She said "oh ok I'm to big for it , it's only for babies?" Lol now she is sound asleep WITHOUT HER PACI... HOLY CRAP IT WORKED!!! I'm so happy right now... It was so easy.. Now if you will excuse me.. I will go kick myself in the ass for not doing this sooner... Thank you all for your advices... GENIUSES!!!!