Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tracey | 2010/04/22

Q.

20 month old boy still wakes at night

My boy wakes between 3-5 times every night and insists on a litttle milk bottle to fall back to sleep. He''''s not awake for long but we''''re really struggling. We haven''''t had a good sleep for quite a while! Any suggestions? He sleeps in his cot in our room. Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little toddler has become used to this routine and being in your room he has a ready audience when he wakes up for his feed. You could move his cot to his own room and then if he still wakes you may need to apply the controlled crying method if you really want to break this pattern.

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