Suggestions for smooth weaning/transitions?
I want to wean my daughter.
She's 21 months (nearly), and she bfs first thing in the morning and last thing at night before bed. I was planning to let her self wean , however it's starting to make life difficult.
I work 3 evenings a week, and don't get home to nearly 10pm. She's looked after by dh, and whilst she is perfectly happy, she will not go to bed until I'm home and she gets her 'mulk'. This is turn means she is over tired and grumpy the next day (when I'm here she goes to sleep about 7ish), and wants to nap which then stops her sleeping that night etc - it just doesn't work with our family routines (I have two older kids who need to be in school by 8.30am.
The way I see it, I have two options - either I leave her to self wean and deal with it in the mean time, or I force her to go cold turkey, and assume she'll adjust reasonably quickly - but having seen her distress when I delay her bedtime because something else is going on here, I know it's not going to be fun!
If anyone has any transitional suggestions or other help, then please tell me!
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