Does any one else's 11 month old still have to have a bottle when layin down for a nap or bedtime?
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Amanda - posted on 05/27/2010
oh yeah i have the same issue. and when he wakes up in the night i have to give him another bottle or he wont sleep. two days ago when i laid him down i gave him an 8 oz bottle and when he cried in the night i just let him be and then last night he slept all night. i still gave him a bottle when i first lay him down though and he gets one at nap time. im hoping that soon i can start putting him down with out a bottle since hes learning to fall asleep without one in the middle of the night.
Melissa - posted on 05/27/2010
Start moving the bottle a few minutes sooner every day. We started changing the routine at about 7 or 8 months. His nighttime routine was bath, book, bottle, bed. At 7ish-8 months we switched to bath, bottle, book, bed. At 9 months we started eating dinner as a family, then he would take a bath, we would read a book and I would put him to bed. He is now 11 months. But when I say bottle I mean sippy cup, we switched to sippys at 8 months.
Jennifer - posted on 05/27/2010
In the morning my son gets a bottle if he wakes up super early,if he wakes up at a decent time like 730 we eat breakfast with a sippy play for a few hours lay down for nap without bottle..before bedtime it all depends on when he ate last he will want a bottle before bed..He wakes up in the middle of the night still and sometimes it's just for a bottle but every time he wakes up he's got a full diaper so last night instead of giving him a bottle when he woke up I would change his diaper hold him close& lay him back down for bed.He self soothes himself since he refuses a passy.He went to bed without a bottle at a later time then normal& slept through the night til 8am
Brittany - posted on 05/27/2010
my son was taking a bottle to bed and nap and still waking 1 or 2 times overnight for a bottle. last week I decided to try a sippy cup at nap time...and we havent looked back. he does not cry for a bottle at all...he will take his sippy...drink it all...then go to sleep. we are still working on him waking up over night...but now at least he is taking a binky and doesnt want any more to drink! : )
Jodie - posted on 05/29/2010
My son gets 3-5 bottles a day still, he will be 1 yr in 9 days.
When he wakes i make him weetbix, then when nap time comes he gets a bottle.
Lunch time is varied (Spaggetti/baked beans/chicken nuggets) then afternoon nap he has another bottle.
Then its dinner time he has whatever we're having that nite and then when he is ready for bed he gets his last bottle. sometimes he wont sleep right away so if he remains up an hour after his bottle i make another one and give him half of it to put him to sleep and save the other half in the fridge for his breakfast weetbix.
He has always been a big eater/drinker since birth, he was 10p 4oz (4.650kg) at birth and is currently 12.5kg which i think is roughly 26p or something like that..
my daughter still drinks five 7-8 oz bottles a day... along with regular meals. she has one in the morning when she wakes up, one a couple hours after breakfast before her nap, another one in the afternoon, another after supper (im trying to cut this one out but she gets cranky if she doesnt get her bottles lol) and one before bed. she usually finishes it about 20 minutes before she goes to sleep, but if she doesnt have it, then she wont sleep.
Charmaine - posted on 05/27/2010
My 11-month-old son can sleep already without wanting a bottle. But when it's really time for him to take a bottle (even during at nighttime) I give it to him, even when he's sleeping (because he can hold his bottle on his own now..)
Ava - posted on 05/27/2010
My daughter will go to sleep without if she's so tired that she can just placidly lay there and stare at me and not move, and then fall asleep. But she usually isn't that tired, and yes, normally needs to go to sleep with a bottle. As soon as she stops sucking on it, I take it away from her, however. If she notices and cries, I stick a binky in her mouth to fool her into thinking it's her bottle, or give her an empty bottle, or a bottle full of water (because sometimes they just want something to suck on; it's comforting). Sometimes she just replaces it with her thumb. Just don't let the bottle sit in their mouth while they sleep, because it can cause infant tooth rot from the sugar sitting on their enamel.
Amanda - posted on 05/26/2010
My 11month. old daughter takes a bottle b4 her afternoon nap and b4 bed. But I never let her have one in bed. Thats a hard habit to break! She has to have a passy tho. It will take time but he will grow out of it. Have u tried the pasifiers that look like bottle nipples? Try those.
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