Gwen - posted on 07/22/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
My daughter goes to bed like a dream! We rock w/ her blankie while she drinks her bottle (her only bottle of the day). Then I put her in bed, give her a kiss and leave the room. She usually plays for a few minutes before falling asleep. She also has her pacifier in bed with her (that is the only time she has it).
At night, when she wakes up, the only thing that makes her happy is her bottle. It takes me 5-10 minutes to give her 2 oz. and put her back in bed, where she falls right back to sleep. How do I get rid of this bottle habit? I know she can sleep through the night, because she does it sometimes. It's just not consistent. Nights when I've tried to give her a cup or paci instead, she screamed for at least 45 minutes. There has to be a more gentle approach. I'm not a cry-it-out mom.