Justine - posted on 05/30/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )
Just joined today and perhaps the answer to my question is here if I seached long enough, however at 20 months I have reached my limit and started sleep training. We are nearly 3 weeks into it and have come a long way. We no longer have to drive everyday for naps or wait at night until she is ready to go to bed. She no longer lies in her crib with her bottle but falls asleep easily in 10 minutes on her own. The biggest achievement is that she no longer drinks four 4oz bottles of milk a night everytime she wakes up. We are on night four of only being offered milk in a sippy cup and point blank refusing it. A much healthier appetite is resuming in the day. (yes we had got into a bit of a mess of accidental parenting). So to summarize, she knows how to fall asleep on her own and no longer drinks in the middle of night when she wakes.... so why is she still waking up? All our achievements mean nothing until she sleeps through the night, I feel like I've finally followed the rules and read so much about it only taking "3 days".I guess I'm looking for someone to give me hope and to tell me that it takes longer to break habits in toddlers and it will happen any day now!