Not sleeping anymore

Marley - posted on 11/24/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

5

7

0

I took my daughter's bottle away about a week ago. Ever since then she won't go to sleep at night. We end up trying to console her for almost two hours before she finally cries herself to sleep. Should I give her back her bottle and see if she goes back to sleeping at night or keep letting her cry and hope she finally does it by herself???

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Kristy - posted on 11/24/2009

33

29

5

I've gone through this situation twice...I don't recommend giving the bottle back. If you do, it will confuse her and when you decide to try again it will be 10 times worse. Let her cry it out and console her the best you can. It is not killing her, nor will she remember it in the future. She will eventually calm herself down and forget about it. Stick and out and stay strong.

8 Comments

View replies by

Valerie - posted on 12/01/2009

901

29

172

i would give her the bottle back...why did you take it away? pressure? health? give her the bottle back with water in it and don't worry

Valerie - posted on 11/29/2009

901

29

172

i would give her the bottle back...you can put water in it if you are worried about teeth...what made you take it away? i have had four kids...some clung to their bottle and others gave it up early...all kids are different...

Nicky - posted on 11/25/2009

2

11

0

my daughter whos three loved her bottle but she use to wet the bed cause she drank all night so when she bit her teat i showed her it was broken and brought her a drink bottle the doesnt spill and she hasnt had one since ,she sleeps long and no more wet beds....

Marley - posted on 11/25/2009

5

7

0

Thank you all for your support. I think we are going to stick with the sippy cups and let her cry it out. She has gotten herself worked up to the point of throwing up but that only has happened once so far. I will just take an extra anexiety pill at night to help me stay calm and stick to my guns. To help make the transition not confusing im going to throw out her bottles so I dont get tempted to get it back again. Hopefully the crying wont last much longer, although a week is long enough I think. Once again thank you all for your words of support.

Jenna - posted on 11/25/2009

10

13

1

Don't give her her bottle back, but I often give my son a water cup which he has a drink of before lying down to sleep. you could try that. good luck.

Andrea - posted on 11/24/2009

5

24

0

i'm a pediatric OT, so i have a good bit of experience with feeding. when i transition my kids from a bottle to a cup i keep the milk night cap. i just put milk (as opposed to formula) in a sippy cup (i use a nuby sippy cup from walmart-it resembles a bottle). it's not the night time bottle, but it's a good transition. i DO NOT let my kids sleep with the bottle/cup. i give it right before bed and they will drink it and then even play for a little bit. when they start to fuss i just lay them down and they'll fall asleep. there is nothing wrong with giving milk before bed as long as the baby doesn't sleep with it.

Sherry Anne - posted on 11/24/2009

12

64

1

i have a year old son and i have the same problem where he dosnt sleep at night .what i do is i put him 2 bed and i just leve him 2 cry him self off 2 sleep .i no it souds horrible but its the best way for them 2 learn .good luck x

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms