Carrie - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hello everyone. My son is 16 months old and still will not sleep through the night! Which means I have not had a god night sleep in almost two years as I didn't sleep well the end of my pregnancy. I talked to his doctor about it and she suggested feeding him high in protein foods before bed. She also said at this age he does not need a bottle in the middle of the night but uses it to soothe. So I tried using a little bit of water instead and sometimes it works for awhile but ultimately I find myself heating up a bottle once or even twice a night! He doesn't just wake up quietly either. He cries and cries and sometimes wont even calm down enough to take a bottle for awhile. During the day he is as sweet as can be but at night he turns into a different baby! Does anyone else have this problem or have any tricks of the trade to share! I also have a almost 6 year old and she used to do almost the exact same thing but wouldn't go back to sleep without me putting the tv on! I don't want to get him in this habit so I am trying alternatives. Thank you!