How to get an 11months old to sleep thru the night without asking more milk??

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Miri - posted on 08/15/2009

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see tracy hog's book "the baby whisprer" it was a night saaver for me.my bub didn't sleep without rocking and couldn't fall back to sleep when he woke up through the night.she helped big time and there are heaps more tips for dealing with other probs too.

User - posted on 08/14/2009

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The milk is a comfort thing for the BABY.... a baby yes!! I dont see the problem with a baby wanting his milk. I am a big push over with this stuff. I wouldnt be all FIRM with an 11 month old about it though. Pick your battles:) If he's up like every 2 hours or something wanting more milk that would be a problem, because then you both wouldnt be sleeping. How often does he ask for it?

Karen - posted on 08/14/2009

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Quoting Christina :

I am suggesting, you try giving water instead. Try to be FIRM as once you give your baby milk again, it will be even harder to kick their night feeding habit off the next tme you try. It takes alot of patience too. Do the 1st time when you aren't working the following day.... it can be quite tiring for you, your spouse and your baby. It probably takes you a week or who knows maybe just 2 or 3 days time. It all depends how firm and how much you can do, so as to send the message over to your kid. I hope this works for your kid.



I couldn't agree more!! I did this with both of my two and it worked brilliantly. My son only took 3 nights to get the message, my daughter was more like 3 weeks! It is tiring but if you can stick it out it is well worth it!

Ashley - posted on 08/13/2009

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Having a bottle is just a habit. b4 you give your child a bottle or go in his room let him cry for five mintues then give him a bottle and every night add a mintue b4 you go in there and it will break his habit.

Nicole - posted on 08/12/2009

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I just went through this, like 2 weeks ago. My daughter is 18 mos and her dad drives over the road all week, and I run the trucking company from home so I was always tired and let her have a sippy cup of milk at night so we could both get back too sleep, but I decided it was counteracting brushing her teeth every morn and night. I never thought she would give it up, but I tried anyhow and it worked the first time, I was amazed! I just put water in her sippy instead of milk and warmed it and she drank it, but then as the week progressed she drank less and less and now two weeks later no nighttime wakes for a sippy! It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be! Every child is different but if worked for mine maybe you could give it a shot!
Hope it works for you as well as it worked for me!

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My children are in their upper teens now, but I remember having the same experience. Our pediatrician explained that he probably needed more calories during the day (good calories). So I added another jar of food,etc. as a snack or supplement with a bottle. He was waking up because his caloric needs were increasing. After a few days of giving more solid food, he went back to sleeping all night.

Wendy - posted on 08/11/2009

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my advise would be to fill the child up before they go to bed milk in a babies eyes is food so just give them a bigger portion at tea and try givin abit of porriage before bed time this way your child will be full and won't need to wake up during the night because the only reason the child is demandin milk is because there hungry it worked for my little boy but every child is different good luck

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My son is 11 months old. He gets formula before bed around 7:30, but wakes up a few times a night. We found that if we give him a sip of water and his binky he goes right back to sleep...less than a minute awake. We keep his cup and extra binky's in his bed with the hopes that he will realize he can do it himself...no luck yet, though.

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them CHILD you PARENT.

be firm, you will win this. after all your little one is only 11mths old, you have a few years on her/him

good luck, keep with it, stay strong xx

Charlene - posted on 08/11/2009

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i agree tyr givin water because wen they realise they not goin 2 get milk they give up and stay asleep x

Christina - posted on 08/11/2009

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I am suggesting, you try giving water instead. Try to be FIRM as once you give your baby milk again, it will be even harder to kick their night feeding habit off the next tme you try. It takes alot of patience too. Do the 1st time when you aren't working the following day.... it can be quite tiring for you, your spouse and your baby. It probably takes you a week or who knows maybe just 2 or 3 days time. It all depends how firm and how much you can do, so as to send the message over to your kid. I hope this works for your kid.

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