help has anyone had this problem?

Chrissy - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok so my child has problems staying asleep all night he hasnt slept threw the night hardly ever and he almost a year old...The only way he will go back to sleep is if he has his sippy cup filled with juice i try giving him water but he screams and cries till he gets his juice...I dont know what to do i dont want his teeth to decay outta his mouth..Another problem is he doesnt have his own room and everytime he cries i tend to him and give him what he wants so i can get some sleep... he wakes up more than 2 times during the night...I need help has anyone experienced this with there kids???

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LISA - posted on 09/06/2009

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the reason they wake up in the middle of the night for a drink is because they know you'll give it to them... when he wakes up as heartless as it sounds let him cry himself back to sleep with out picking him up or giving him juice... with mine I just let him cry it out and then went and checked on him when he went quite... it will be hard but it works after a little while of doing this you will have broke the habit.

Jo - posted on 09/06/2009

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you probably dont want to hear this but one of mine was exactly the same except he wanted me to take him milk through the night, unfortunately this continued until he was over 2 years old, one night he just never woke up. It seemed the more i tried to stop him doing it the more he would wake, probably cause he could sense the tension he was causing. The only thing i noticed the first few nights it stopped was that hed found a towel and cuddled it as like a soother, i think that was a substitute for the bottle and I guess he felt he didnt need to seek comfort anymore.

Kimberly - posted on 09/06/2009

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NO CUPS in bed ! Let him cry, it will disturb your sleep, but you have to teach him that he is the child and you are in charge. He will scream, cry, fuss and moan until you give him what he wants because he knows you will. Now you need to flip the table and do the complete opposite. You give him dinner and his last something drink then, if he is thirsty a little water will do, but after that take control and remain in control. if you break and give in he will never learn to listen and understand that you are in charge. Stay focused on getting him to understand no means no.

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