11month old still wakes up every 2-3hrs for bottle!HELP

Melisa - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my son still wakes up every 2-3 hrs for a bottle, ive put cereal in the bottle he has right before bed but it never fails that he gets up soon after for another...for instance he will go to bed around midnight..wakes up a 2 then 4-5 ish and for good about 7..all for bottles...when will he start sleeping longer, lol mom needs some sleep!

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Marwa - posted on 01/15/2010

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the same problem with my baby ..she has 1 year old ..and still wake up for 3 and 4 every night ..i can't sleep really i 'm very tired ,,,and my dr .said to give her water in the night when she wake up ..but i can't do it ..cause she doesn't eat anything in the morning she 's hate every food (for baby & for adults &fruits) she doesn't eat any thing ...plz help me what can i do with her .

Lisa - posted on 01/12/2010

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Hi have you tried giving him a bottle of water instead of milk. My first son slept but after i had my 2nd when he was 11months old he started waking for a bottle in the night even tho my 2nd slept. I found that it was because of the change and to stop this i gave him a bottle of water, if he was thirsty he would have it, if not he would go back to sleep. It did take a bout 2 weeks to do but it worked in the end he stopped waking up because he got a boring bottle instead of an interesting bottle.



Hope he lets you sleep through the night soon

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User - posted on 07/08/2013

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My son is 20 months old and hAs started to do this I'm so tired by morning idk what to do with myself.... All these comments helped! I'm going to try the water as well.. And not go in there when he's fussing.. Thanks!!

Shawn - posted on 01/15/2010

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Try feeding him a jar of fruit or a small bowl of cereal and maybe a bottle of milk just before bed. It always works for me. I hope this helps.

Maude - posted on 01/14/2010

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I had a son that started waking up at that age wanting to be nursed. My dr. said it was because he wanted to be "social" and I had to break him of that as he really did not need the extra food. Hardest thing I had to do but I let him "cry" it out for about 4 days and he did. I was a wreak but he started sleeping the night through again. 30 yrs. later he still has no problems sleeping!!! Also giving him milk at bedtime is not a great idea because of the sugar in the milk-it can wear down his teeth. They do need to learn to self soothe. Tough thing to learn!

Linda - posted on 01/13/2010

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OMG you poor thing. Just to let you know, I have 7 kids, my newest is 2 weeks old tomorrow. You need to feed your baby a good hearty dinner before bed and a bottle after that, or put him down with a bottle, how ever you do it. Then leave a bottle of water in his crib....AND LET HIM CRY. He is waking up for bottles because he knows you will be there to give it to him. He will eventually know that you are not going to come to his rescue and he will accept his bottle of water and he will get over it. What ever you do, DO NOT go in his room when he cries.....unless it's a cry of pain of course. If you do not hurry up and do this, the older he gets, the more set in his patterns he will become. You need sleep in order to be a nice, patient mommy during the day and is better for him to cry at night and have a well rested mommy during day. God bless you and the best of luck to you.

Mel - posted on 01/12/2010

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oh I hope it goes well. I never had to wean my off the bottle she was tube fed til she was 18 months so then now I have no problem I give her a bottle of water, she hates milk and formula. So cant say I know how you feel but hope it works out I understand its really hard for them to learn when they have to switch from having a bottle of formula to water

Melisa - posted on 01/12/2010

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i think im going to try that tonight, i do give him his pacy when he starts to cry but he usually cries still and it falls out so ill stand there for awhile and rub his back but he still cries, so thats when i get the bottle ready...but ill try just giving him water tonight and see what happens

Mel - posted on 01/12/2010

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Hes doing it out of habit. After 9 months they dont need a bottle of milk at night. Let him have watr and nothing else. Our daughter is 21 months now but goes to bed with a bottle of water. If he uses a dummy give him that when he wakes, or just sit with him and dont pick him up and stroke his back for a few minutes

Melisa - posted on 01/12/2010

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thats a really good idea! i was always thinking to myself how in the world is he still hungry..so ill definitly try that. thanks so much!

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