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Mother and a Child

Gentle Night Weaning Guide

for toddlers 12m+

An in-depth, step-by-step guide designed to smoothly navigate both you and your toddler through the nuances of night weaning or minimising night feeds. Beyond the mechanics, this guide emphasises enhancing sleep quality and protecting your unique relationship as you move to the next chapter of nurturing your little one.

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Night Weaning for Nurturers

When I wanted to night wean, I couldn't find a night weaning resource that felt right. So I made it.

 

This guide is much more than just a set of instructions. Recognising that better sleep and well-being is a holistic endeavour, I believe a truly gentle night weaning process should encompass both emotional and practical preparations.

 

I've designed this guide to strike a balance between emotional readiness and actionable steps for night weaning.

 

Drawing from a blend of sleep and attachment science, lived experience, and professional experience guiding families through gentle shifts just like this, this 68-page guide is your comprehensive companion to reducing or eliminating nighttime feeds with your toddler.

 

One of my favourite things about this guide is that the content is not only applicable to night weaning. The in depth tools and insights will equip you to navigate future sleep adjustments, pattern changes, and transitions confidently and sensitively

Establish readiness

Get clear on your "why" for night weaning, explore viable options and alternatives, and determine if night weaning aligns with your current needs and circumstances.

How to be calm

Night weaning can challenge our emotional balance and shared regulation abilities. Arm yourself with essential tools to not only navigate this intricate process but also to strengthen and deepen your bond amidst the complexities of night weaning.

Prepare emotionally

Night weaning is a big deal! Dive into the dedicated section on emotional preparation, packed with insights and tangible suggestions to ensure both you and your toddler are mentally and emotionally prepped for the transition.

Let's do this

Explore and weigh up multiple night weaning methods and strategies. Pick the one that resonates most, craft your personalised plan, and confidently set it into motion!

Optimise sleep

Before moving forward with night weaning, it helps to optimise sleep. Hence, I've provided scientifically-backed, practical sleep recommendations that you can adapt as needed.

Bonus

As an added perk, delve into two real-world night weaning case studies (including my personal experience) for a glimpse into others' journeys. Plus, browse pages of resources spanning sleep, parenting, feeding, and more.

Sleeping Like a Baby

The night weaning guide is so much more than I could have expected. Not only was it helpful for making a decision but it has so much goodness in it for myself and sleep as a whole. Thank you, once again you have absolutely killed it.

Charlotte

I'm not sure if I'm ready to night wean yet...

Whether you're still weighing the pros and cons of night weaning or have firmly made up your mind, this guide is tailored for you.

 

Initially, it aims to help you assess your readiness for night weaning. If the thought of night weaning has crossed your mind, there's likely an aspect of your current routine that feels challenging or unsustainable. Yet, after careful consideration, if you decide that the timing isn't quite right, rest assured, you're still on the right path.

 

The strategies I've curated for preparing for night weaning aren't just confined to this change. These insights offer a broader perspective, equipping you with knowledge and tools to enhance both your and your toddler's overall rest and well-being. Whether you're gearing up for a significant shift or simply aiming for improved sleep and wellness, these strategies are invaluable.

 

As you navigate the guide, you'll pinpoint the challenges in your current routine, outline actionable steps to address them, and feel empowered to support your baby or toddler. Revisit these steps as often as you need, ensuring that when you decide to proceed with night weaning, you're wholly prepared and confident.

A supportive, truly gentle, and holistic approach to night weaning 

About The Author

Dr. Jessica Guy has a PhD in child development and spent over a decade doing research in various domains with babies and young children. She also trained and worked as a sleep scientist, assessing and treating adults with sleep disorders and is a certified Infant and Family Sleep Specialist.

Jess brings together this expertise and her passion to make evidence-based infant and child sleep and development information accessible and digestible for attachment-focused, cycle breaking, parents.

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