Nicole - posted on 06/05/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
Johns biggest comfort is his bottle - must have milk in it.
in the evening he has dinner, a bath and we put him to bed. we have tried so many times to give him a plain water bottle or to replace with a soother/dummy. he doesnt accept it. we have left him to see if he'll settle and he wont.
i dont have a prob with him using a bottle as a comfort item - its an orthodontic nuk wide neck so im not worried about his oral development - looking great so far.
the problem is that he keeps rolling over onto his bottle or not putting it down correctly and then ends up leaking a half a bottle or more of milk all over the bed and himself. its winter now and i cant wash his matrass and bedding and have it dry by the end of the day like before...
if i give him a small bottle - he isnt satisfied and will spend hours demanding a full bottle to fall asleep with.
if he wakes in the night and cant find his bottle/it is empty - he will wake me for another...
please help! baby #2 will be here in 3 months!!