my 1 year old won't sleep at night and wants to drink her milk bottle

Anna - posted on 03/21/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




My 1 year old, refuses to sleep in her crib( or even go in it at all) and she wakes up several times a night crying for her milk bottle, she refuses a water bottle and cries non stop until I give in. I feel like i haven't slept in a year! Plz help!


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Sarah - posted on 03/22/2016




So where is she sleeping? If want her in her crib, you have to put her in it, not give her the option. Sarah H is correct, you must stop giving her milk all night, it is a terrible habit, will need to her not eating enough other food during the day and will ruin her teeth. You can make a transition, and give her 3:1 milk to water, then 2:2 then 1:3 and finally just water. If she is thirsty she will drink it. You are in for a battle because you have taught her to scream until she gets what she wants. You have got to stand your ground. If she cries for 2 hours and you give in, and either give her a bottle or take her from the crib; what did you just teach her? To keep crying until she gets her way. It will be tough but you will be surprised how soon it will end if you are consistent. Good Luck!

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