I'm just interested in getting some thoughts from any moms who have been through something similar. Here is the situation. My son is 2 and 1/2, still nursing at nap and bedtime, healthily attached to mama. We are planning a trip to Italy in July (right around the time he turns 3), but my husband (who is a teacher and has the summer off) would like to go a week early to Europe with our son (and also his step-father). He thinks it would be a good bonding experience for them. My son has never been away from me for me than a night (and that was only once). I'm just worried about forcing him into weaning rather than letting him do it naturally on his own (which I was hoping would be at 3 anyway). Could this be a traumatic separation for him? Give him anxiety? Any thoughts or experiences shared would be lovely! Thanks!