how do i get my 14month old to stop waking up for a bottle

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Shannon - posted on 04/09/2009

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The last comment made me think back, Put water in the bottle, it really does work. I remember now thats what i did !!! Water for the first week, and then he got over it : )

Louisa - posted on 04/09/2009

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To get my son to stop doing this I would only give him a bottle with water in it. It really would tick him off though and he would scream and then throw the bottle on the floor. After fussing for a little bit he would then go back to sleep, but after two or three nights of this he stopped waking up. It was really more of a habit than him being hungry

Shannon - posted on 04/09/2009

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I know it my sound a little harsh, but at 14months of age she shouldn't be hungry in the middle of the night, and just not giving it will have to be done. It sounds harder then it really is. I had to do it with my son and it really didn't take that long for him to understand that it just wasn't happening. I would make sure he was feed before bed (Cereal & Bottle ) Bath was given, diaper was clean and dry, nothing possibly wrong, and i laid him down, he would cry, but it only lasted 15 minutes tops, any longer and id go in and reasure him. Because he was getting used to falling asleep on his own, he was able to put himself back to sleep when he woke in the night. Try giving a soother instead of the bottle. Hope this helps.

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Katie - posted on 04/10/2009

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At 14 months this is just a habit more than being hungry. Do you notice it happens about the same time every night? Just stop giving it too him/her. It sounds harsh but the same thing happened with my daughter when she was a little younger than 14 months. She would wake up almost to the minute at the same time every night and fuss. One night (knowing she was not hungry) I just let her go to see what would happen and after about 15 minutes she went back to sleep. It only took about 4 nights for her to stop waking up at all. Good Luck. It will be hard but just see what happens.

Jamie - posted on 04/09/2009

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I had this issue but my son had a sippy cup. And i realized he didnt need the milk, he just was used to using it to go to sleep. Once he learned to self sooth he was fine.

Laura - posted on 04/09/2009

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i no that isnt the last of it i no but got 6months to get it into exercise before new baby comes so should be done and dusted by then



 

Laura - posted on 04/09/2009

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she actually just woke up tryed lying her dwn with  her dummy wnt have any of it so gave her water she had a few swigs wimpered abit and went bk to sleep



i think shes more thirsty than hungary



 

Shannon - posted on 04/09/2009

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remember if she not wet and she went to bed full, then she's not hurting, and your really doing each other a favour. Good Luck !

Laura - posted on 04/09/2009

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im going to be starting this tonight so fingers crossed in w weeks time she'll be sleeping soundly, as i will b 2 hopefully :)

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