My daughter is 16 months old.

Loredana - posted on 07/27/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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About 3-5 a week every week, she wakes up once in the middle of the night. She'll get fed, a diaper change and go to bed. But here recently I left her in her grandparents care who let her watch cartoons, so now that's been added to her wake up routine. I don't mind, it does take a toll. But her doctor keeps saying i HAVE to stop feeding her in the middle of the night and to try water in place of food. I tried that, but it's not the same. She's eats a lot. I know I had a fast metabolism til i hit puberty. Which her doctor says may be the same concept with her. But others say she may have diabetes.. Should I be worried.. Or can this eventually pass? Loredana

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/27/2012

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No don't worry. Totally TOTALLY normal. Keep giving her the night feedings until you feel she is ready to stop them. Sometimes it just becomes habit. I would cut the cartoons out in the middle of the night though.

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Loredana - posted on 07/27/2012

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and dove thank you for the advice.. thankfully she only wakes once a night. and it's not every night.. i would die! ur a tough woman! but i think ill cut the cartoons tonight.

Loredana - posted on 07/27/2012

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i feed her an hour before bed.. she's full.. just burns off quick in her sleep i guess...

Dove - posted on 07/27/2012

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My son didn't night wean until he was 2. He was up 1-5 times/night every night (with the exception of maybe half a dozen random times) until we gently night weaned (started at 18 months, but didn't start to stick til 2 years old).

He's a happy, healthy, thriving 4 year old now.

I think I'd take out the cartoon portion of the routine, but otherwise I'd let her be for a while. Maybe start talking to her at bedtime about how she's a big girl and doesn't need to eat in the middle of the night anymore (that's how I started night weaning), but I wouldn't push it further than that yet.

Chaya - posted on 07/27/2012

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Don't deny a child food, that's abuse. Perhaps you should give her a smallish snack before bed.

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