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almost 20 months past and....(update)
by MommyOK
March 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM

....my daughter just does not sleep through the night without a meal. She wakes up every night at around the same time and starts crying or moaning and keeps going and does not go back to sleep ....I feel like I'm on the "autopilot" just get up give her the milk and change er and go back to sleep.....it only takes about 10 min to d it but it takes a long time for me to fall back to sleep....and then a long day taking care of 3 kids....

Yes I'm aware that she should be off the formula and bottle by now. We are slowly "graduating". And I tried NOT getting up.....but she'll just go fo hours moaning  and that means rough night for both of us...

 

Any advice ?

Thank you ladies so much for all the advice. I really appreciate it. I thought a lot about the fact that maybe she is not getting enough food during the day ( the problem is that she's always nibbling and does not want to sit down and have a meal and always WANTS to nibble on something). She is not underweight btw (somewhere around 25% ) but not being on formula will not kill her either.

 I will try to take a first step tonight - if she wakes up as usual I'll wait as long as I can (without loosing my mind and sleep) for her to go back to sleep and if that doesn't work I will offer her just plain water. Will keep you ladies posted on how that goes.

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  • heatherann2
    March 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM
    My son is 20 months he wakes up in the middle of the night. Some times he will want a cup or he well just fall asleep on his own. Try giving her a snack about half an hour before bed (not sugary) and some water. My kids eat dinner at 5 then at 7 they will have a snack and bed at 8
  • EvilAsh
    by EvilAsh
    March 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Ignore her. Stop the bottles. It's up to you as the parent. It's really not that difficult. 

  • MommyOK
    by MommyOK
    March 22, 2013 at 9:45 AM

     


    Quoting heatherann2:

    My son is 20 months he wakes up in the middle of the night. Some times he will want a cup or he well just fall asleep on his own. Try giving her a snack about half an hour before bed (not sugary) and some water. My kids eat dinner at 5 then at 7 they will have a snack and bed at 8


     well about a few weeks ago I stopped giving her a bottle right before bedtime. Started just feeding her something little more solid .

    And I tried giving her some rice milk during her "night time " well.....she's not  a big fan of any changes :) and was not drinking it. And still waking up. And she goes to bed too between 8-9

  • luvhubandbabys
    March 22, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    you may have to put up with a few rough nights...when i broke my kids of the bottle they whined for a few days then got over it.. put up with a few nights of little sleep to get her off the bottle....besides not good for her teeth to drink milk in a bottle at that age.....at the very least start brushing her teeth after that bottle

  • heatherann2
    March 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM
    If mine wake up they get water. :)


    Quoting luvhubandbabys:

    you may have to put up with a few rough nights...when i broke my kids of the bottle they whined for a few days then got over it.. put up with a few nights of little sleep to get her off the bottle....besides not good for her teeth to drink milk in a bottle at that age.....at the very least start brushing her teeth after that bottle


  • atlmom2
    by atlmom2
    March 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM
    Cold turkey give up the bottle. Longer you wait the harder it gets. 13 months is the best time really. Stop the eating at night when she wakes. Soothe her without picking her up. You are giving her everything she wants.
  • StacyO722
    March 22, 2013 at 9:48 AM

     You are going to have to break her of the bottle at some point. It's going to be hard whenever you do it. You'll have a few rough nights, but it will be ok in the end. And why is she still on formula at almost  years old? What has her pediatritian said? At 20 months she should certainly be able to self soothe.

  • PortiaRose
    March 22, 2013 at 9:53 AM
    oh fucking shut it. some kids are harder than others.

    Quoting EvilAsh:

    Ignore her. Stop the bottles. It's up to you as the parent. It's really not that difficult. 

  • EvilAsh
    by EvilAsh
    March 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Only hard if you give in to them. My daughters weren't happy when we took away bottles, but they got over it in a couple of days. It's really not hard at all. Quite simple, actually. 

    Quoting PortiaRose:

    oh fucking shut it. some kids are harder than others.

    Quoting EvilAsh:

    Ignore her. Stop the bottles. It's up to you as the parent. It's really not that difficult. 


  • mommieof38829
    March 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM
    My son is 11 months and still wakes up two times for a bottle at night. When he turns a year we will be on elecare jr then.
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