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Julie - posted on 09/27/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My baby girl is almost 2 and She still don't sleep though the night. I am also trying to bottle break her at the same time,

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I think you should tackle the bottle first and then the sleep issue. She probably isn't sleeping through the night BECAUSE she is still on the bottle. Get her some soft tipped sippys or even some regular plastic cups and start letting her drink from those. Whatever you put in her bottles, just start putting it in cups or sippys and eventually (after a lot of messes, if you use regular cups) she'll get the hang of it. I think once you have her off the bottle, it will make the sleep issue easier. Wish I could offer more help. Good luck :)

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Crystal - posted on 09/28/2010

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I also agree with Joy, its a process. My son is 20 months and didnt sleep through the night until we got rid of the bottle.
I started by not giving him a bottle at all during the day and at night he only got water in his bottle. He soon grew bored with the water and then I switched from a bottle at night to a cup. He was mad but he lived, LOL.
Then I had him throw away all his bottles and he started sleeping better.


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Dora - posted on 09/28/2010

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I agree with Joy definitely tackle one thing at a time. Let her come off the bottle first and then hopefully she should get into a normal sleeping patter. IOf she is not happy about her bottle being taking away it may be causing her insecurity problems and that could stop her from sleeping through the night. Try replacing the bottle with her favorite toy at night. Also it may sound crazy but it worked wonders for me, rock to sleep at night without her bottle. Maybe if she has you to hold her she may not look for the security that comes from her bottle. Also it is a nice time for you to spend one on one time with her. Read her a story while rocking her and briefly talk to her about her day. My son is now 2 1/2yrs old and I lok forward to the nights that he will actually let me rock him. Those nights are now few and far between :(

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