Hungry in the middle of the night !!!

Swaraja - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 18 month old daughter doesnt eat anything substantial after 7 in the evening. She sleeps by 10 at night. But is extremely hungry and wants milk in the middle of the night by 3-4 am. If i dont give her milk , then she starts fiddling around restlessly in bed and sometimes even cries and sits up to wake me. Cant get her to eat after 7 in the evening. Need to stop waking her and myself up every night, so she can sleep well, but she just doesnt co-operate ! Any suggestions !

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Nettie - posted on 04/29/2010

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My 18 month old is the same way, she still needs her milk in the middle of the night or she won't go back to sleep. I am going to keep giving it to her for a couple more months and then switch to water

Lena - posted on 04/20/2010

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I agree. She may not be hungry at all but wants you to soothe her back to sleep. Try getting her interested in a favorite blanket or stuffed animal. When she awakes in the middle of the night she can cuddle with that and drift back to sleep on her own without waking you.



You can try to wean her off the middle of the night bottle by putting less and less in the bottle every night. When the milk is gone, it's time to go back to bed. I tried putting water in the bottles to wean my two but it just made them really mad and who wants to deal with that at 2am?



Good Luck.

Anita - posted on 04/19/2010

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I agree...my son sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night for a drink or just to get in bed with mum for cuddles. I try not to encourage food in the middle of the night now that I am not breast feeding (he would wake at anytime for a feed then) but loves to be reassured with cuddles and goes right off to sleep.
Good luck

Thamar - posted on 04/18/2010

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Maybe she's not ready to sleep through the night? Maybe try patting and shushing her instead of offering milk, so see if she will sleep without it. My son still wakes several times too. I think this is very normal. Depending on the personality of the kids they will sleep through the night either sooner or some kids later. Good luck!

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