My 2 yr old son Ethan is stll waking at night for a bottle, i have made sure he is full befor bed, but without fail come 4:30 he is sreaming for a bottle. Pls Help??????
Kayla - posted on 02/11/2010
i dont think that he should have a bottle at all. he is 2. he should be drinking out of a regular cup(with no lid) by now. my daughter threw her bottle away on her own when she was about 13 months old. my son is now 10 months old and we are already transitioning him to a sippy cup. i think 2 should be a little old for a bottle. try putting a cup f water by his bed. i do that with my daughter when she goes to bed. it works.
Sam - posted on 02/07/2010
hiya i had this problem and the advice i got helped water down the milk each night til its completely just water and giving giving him water from then dont go bk. Then when he relises thats its not worth getting up for then he shouldnt get up. This worked for me hope this helps
Caitlin - posted on 02/06/2010
In my opinion a two year should not have a bottle. Start by getting him involved and throw away all of the bottles. Tell him that he is a big boy and big boys drink from sippy cups. When he does wake up at night give him his sippy cup. Making him involved in the process and explaining everything to him will make him feel like a big boy and should get him more excited about it. Good luck!!
Bic - posted on 02/04/2010
My questions i when does he go down to bed? My two year old is in bed and crashed out by about 6.15pm...and wakes up at 4.30am.(this is his start to the day ...ick) He always wants his cup/ispper cup of milk upon waking up...so maybe he's just thirsty/hungry after all???
If your little one falls back to sleep for a few hours afterwards though, maybe try diluting his milk gradually...to eventually it's just water..
Another thing we've done now is leave a sipper of water near his bed so if he wakes he can drink from that...maybe that might help
My daughter used to wake up when she lost her pacifier in the middle of the night. A couple of weeks before her 2nd birthday we started preparing her that she had to turn in her dummy when she turned 2 because she wasn't a baby anymore. When the day came we made her throw away the dummy by promising her a gift (a fairytale book). Maybe you can do the same kind of thing with his bottle?!
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