Gaynor - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
my 17mnth old son will not sleep on a night until he is absolutley exhausted. he wont give up the bedtime bottle which i dont mind too much as its the only time he drinks milk, but i need more sleep and he is starting to look like hes got black eyes constanly and i get funny looks in the street!! iv tried controlled crying and gradual retreat but these only work for a few weeks and then all of a sudden he stops sleeping again and im loath to do either of these again tbh as they just dont work full time. my brother is now living with us part time which doesnt help but i live in a 2 bed house and cant put my brother on the couch as hes too long for it so he has to sleep in my sons room. please help!