Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sons | 2009/08/12

Q.

1 year old not sleeping at night

My son is 1 year old and is still not sleeping very well during the night. He wakes up about 3-4 times a night and will then have a bottle. How do i get him to sleep longer or right through for that matter, need my sleep as well

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The problem is that your baby has become used to this routine and also likes the attention involved at the same time. If you are sure that he has eaten well before bedtime and has had his bottle at bedtime then you may need to try the controlled crying method to break his pattern of regular waking up through the night for more bottles. See further advice about this method on our forum and on the internet.

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