Ds staying at grandparents, 16 months.

(5 Posts)
Nottalotta Tue 22-Nov-16 21:46:12

Dc2 due in ten weeks. Ds is 16 months old, stopped bf on night waking two weeks ago. Does bf on waking up around 5am. Starts the night in his cot, Co sleep after his wake up when he is cuddled back to sleep.has stayed over at Gp with me several times.

I'm thinking of starting having him stay over with Gp as prep for when I am giving birth, and also perhaps to give me a good night's sleep before Dc2 arrives!

Atm he goes to bed well, had slept through 3 times in the last fortnight (ever.....) and bf on waking around 5.15 before having hus cupnoglf milk.gendrally wakes up at 3am and is cuddled back to sleep and stays in our bed after hat.

Does it seem OK for Gp forgave him overnight?

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 22-Nov-16 21:48:38

What's the worst that can happen? If he is so distressed that he won't settle they can always bring him back, no harm done. My experience of grandparents is that they do a jolly good job of knackering children out so they sleep all night for them traitors.

SheepyFun Tue 22-Nov-16 22:02:42

He's going to have to stay with gps when you're in labour, so it would seem kind to get him used to staying with gps before he has to do that and then meet a new sibling all together!

caffeine99 Tue 22-Nov-16 22:37:21

My son was/is breastfed and will stay quite happily with grandparents over night.

He is now night weaned but when he was younger I left milk for him. Usually he refused this and was patted and cuddled to sleep by His Granny.

We co-sleep at home so my mother sleeps with DS when he stays over and it seems to work well.

Enjoy your night's sleep inpeace!!

dailymaillazyjournos Thu 24-Nov-16 23:12:51

It sounds like a really good idea both for DS and for you. I've had DGD stay over for a night or two (or been to look after her at DD & DSIL's) since she was 3 months old (she was formula fed). She is 14 months now. I love having her and love giving DD & DSIL a bit of a break. It has also helped DD to know that there is someone DGD can and will stay with happily if needed.

If DS is happy to have milk out of a cup when he wakes then that's great. I was a bit worried at first that i'd not be able to settle her or that she'd be unhappy without either of her parents, but so far, she has been as happy as anything and v relaxed.

Hope it goes really well and that you get some precious kip.

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