Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Noelene | 2012-07-12


2 yrs old

hi there

My youngest daughter is 2yrs 2 months old, my problem is she is stil getting up at night for bottles. Sometime its more than 4 times a night.

Is there any way in which i could stop this.


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Posted by: Mommy | 2012-07-12

refer to post 556
My LG turns 3 in september and does the same. she would wake up up to 8 times a night. On Tuesday I decided enough is enough.
I gave her a bottle of Horlics before bed - which she refused to drink and told her it is either that or water. She took the water.
I left a bottle of water and the horlicks bottle on her pillow. With her frist waking she finished the Horlicks. Through the night I only slept like 2 hours because she cried almost all night. But I kept strong saying you can only drink the water!!
But the night after she knew what was coming and it went better. And can you believe it... Last night she slept right trough!!!!
It works!! Just be patient! it takes a few nights. But i feel like a new person already!!
DO IT!!!

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Posted by: Annie | 2012-07-12

Dont know if this will be practical for you.

My LG never took to a bottle. I was breastfeeding and she drinks from a sippy cup since 11 months. But bare in mind its the same as bottle, just looks different.
When she was about 18 months I decided to give her only 100ml of milk when she wakes up during the night and not 200ml as I did before.
This resulted in her waking up more often for a while and then back to once or twice. I then decided to rather give her only water at night.... since its water she did not even finish the 100ml - just a few sips.... saves me trips to kitchen as I can leave the water next to her bed.
She is almost 2 now and has been sleeping through most nights for at least a month now. She does not drink in the night any more.

I have heard from other moms too that giving water at night helps.

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