Baby still waking up 3 or 4 times a night for bottle

Danielle - posted on 12/14/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My 10 month old is very smart. At 9 months she started walking, she's saying "mama" and even trying to talk. However, she still wants to a bottle 3 or 4 times a night, and I don't know how to stop it. I tried rocking her back to sleep, giving her juice instead, even letting her cry it out. Nothing seems to be working, she has managed to get over on me with this one, this is the only issue we are dealing with. Can anyone give me a few suggestions or advice on how to deal with this issue?

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Amanda - posted on 10/29/2012

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My daughter will be one in November, my bf and I are 22 and live in his parents almost finished basement, our daughter sleeps right by us but we have a sheet Hung up so she can't see us. Anyways she goes to bed at 830-9 pm every night no problem with a 8 ounce bottle of regular milk. The problem were having is that she's getting up every hour, 2 hours, (every 3 if were lucky) in the middle of the night and she constantly wants a bottle do she's getting 3-4 8 ounce bottles a night waking up soaking wet no matter how many times I change her... It's constantly happening I'm worn out I've tried everything what should I do!! Someone please help us!?!?!?!?!

Priyanka - posted on 12/17/2010

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This was happening with my 10 month old too.
But giving him cereal in dinner helped me. My son sleeps at 9.30 pm and I give him dinner at 8.00 pm. First I used to give him just fruits and them nurse him to put him to sleep. He used to get up every hour and I was really frustrated. But then I started giving him 4 ounces of cereal(mixed with water/breast milk or formula) and 4 ounces of fruit then I nurse him to put him to sleep now he sleeps 6-8 hours stretch and I feel wonderful now. This worked for me, I hope it will work for you too. careful about cereal allergies!!

Katie - posted on 12/17/2010

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My son is 10 months old and I just got him off the bottle at night. When he woke up I just gave him 4 ounces of water in his bottle. The first night was the worst, but he eventually fell back asleep and has now been sleeping all night and even waking up later in the morning.

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Amanda - posted on 10/29/2012

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My daughter will be one in November, my bf and I are 22 and live in his parents almost finished basement, our daughter sleeps right by us but we have a sheet Hung up so she can't see us. Anyways she goes to bed at 830-9 pm every night no problem with a 8 ounce bottle of regular milk. The problem were having is that she's getting up every hour, 2 hours, (every 3 if were lucky) in the middle of the night and she constantly wants a bottle do she's getting 3-4 8 ounce bottles a night waking up soaking wet no matter how many times I change her... It's constantly happening I'm worn out I've tried everything what should I do!! Someone please help us!?!?!?!?!

Amanda - posted on 10/29/2012

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My daughter will be one in November, my bf and I are 22 and live in his parents almost finished basement, our daughter sleeps right by us but we have a sheet Hung up so she can't see us. Anyways she goes to bed at 830-9 pm every night no problem with a 8 ounce bottle of regular milk. The problem were having is that she's getting up every hour, 2 hours, (every 3 if were lucky) in the middle of the night and she constantly wants a bottle do she's getting 3-4 8 ounce bottles a night waking up soaking wet no matter how many times I change her... It's constantly happening I'm worn out I've tried everything what should I do!! Someone please help us!?!?!?!?!

Cathy - posted on 12/31/2010

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It helped with my lo to wait 5-20 minutes before going into his room depending on what he was doing, a lot of the time he would go back to sleep on his own, if he didn't then i would offer the paci, this got us down to 1 feeding my 9 months and he just dropped it around 10 months

Kathi - posted on 12/28/2010

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You're welcome and good luck! I hope it works because operating without sleep is awful, awful, awful for everyone.

Jessica - posted on 12/21/2010

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My pediatrician also recommended the reduced amount in bottle every couple nights....apparently they eventually just decide it's not worth waking up for!

Danielle - posted on 12/18/2010

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@ Kathy, thank you and I think I am going to try the water bottle as well. My sister says it might work since water fills the stomach. I appreciate your suggestion, thanks.

Danielle - posted on 12/18/2010

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@ Kathi, thank you. And you know maybe that is the problem, that my daughter doesnt drink much milk during the day. She eats so much table and jar food during the day, that she might only drink 3 bottles of formula between 9am and 8pm. I don't like to force it on her because she eats so much other food. However, maybe thats what I need to do nonetheless. Thank you, for your suggestions!

Kathi - posted on 12/15/2010

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From what my ped. said at my son's 9 month checkup, kids this age should be able to sleep for an 8 hour stretch without eating. Ferber's book (Solve your Child's Sleep Problems?) recommends a graduated reduction in bottle size over several nights and/or spacing out the feedings an extra half an hour every night. Eventually you can teach her to give up a feeding, but you'd do it slowly so it isn't traumatic. I've not tried this, but if it works, it could help your daughter figure out that she doesn't need to eat all night if she eats well during the day.

SONYA - posted on 12/15/2010

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SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A SIPPY CUP, I WOULD TRY A SIPPY CUP WITH WARM MILK BEFORE SHE/HE GOES TO BED MY OLDEST DID THAT OF COURSE ITS BEEN 25 YRS AGO BUT HE DID THE SAME AND I JUST GOT UP WITH HIM BUT I WASNT WORKING EITHER SO THAT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE THOUGH I JUST PLAYED HIM TO SLEEP AND IGNORE THE BOTTLE

Stacy - posted on 12/14/2010

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I wish I had an answer for you. My daughter still nurses 3-4 times a night. We have tried different things as well. For now I am going to go with the idea that she needs the nurishment. It can be exhausting but their little smiles are worth it in the end.

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