Ideas to get my 14 mo. Old son sleeping through the night again without bottles!?

Skye - posted on 01/29/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi :) My 14 month old son is usually a pretty good sleeper, but right now he is waking up multiple times throughout the night(usually from 12-5am) he has pain from teething and doesn't want me to put him back to sleep without having milk. He only wants me to stand up to hold him ,then he'll calm down, he won't even calm down to sleep in my bed. So....I've been giving him milk to get some sleep. Last night I tried to not give him as much milk and let him cry it out, but this affects my other son's sleep bc they share a room. I'm pregnant and also have a 31 mo. Old. I need some sleep back! Any suggestions?

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Amy - posted on 01/31/2013

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If its from teething it will be temporary just make sure he doesn't get into a habbit. When you know those teeth poke through he should be sleeping better again and if he starts waking often he is trying to stay with that habbit so you may want to let him cry so he knows your not going to keep doing that everynight. I know it sucks but its really the only way. Maybe let your other son sleep in your room till he's sleeping through the night again.

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2013

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Not sure if this will work or not, but have you tried a cold wash clothe? I would give my kids the cold wash clothe to suck on during the day and they enjoyed that.....it felt good on their gums. Not sure if it would work in the middle of the night, but might be away to not give milk but also allow him to get some relief.

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Tina - posted on 01/31/2013

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Two things come to mind,one you could use one of those freezer teethers and let him chew on it awhile before bedtime to help numb him ,also because my baby had been born with a cleft I could never put her to bed ever with a bottle,so I was taught early on to get her used to me holding her before bedtime while feeding her her bottle,and later her holding it herself untill she was just about ready to doze off and then ease the bottle from her hold her a couple minutes longer and let her drift off to sleep while then laying her in her crib,and as her tiny hands would reach out for that bottle as she was being laid down,slip her bed toy in it,good luck .

Skye - posted on 01/29/2013

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I haven't tried that with this son yet, he doesn't like Teethers but the rag may work! Thanks!

Skye - posted on 01/29/2013

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He seems very restless at night, naps are great though, he's a sloooow teether and I don't want to have to give him pain med every single night.

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