Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mother | 2009-11-27




My baby from about 4 months used to sleep throughout the night. My baby girl is now 17 months and wakes up about 3 times in the night wanting a feed (Milk).
Is that normal, as I find she eats well during the day and just before bed she has a bottle feed of 100ml. Note. I have another baby aged 2 months do you think it has anything to do with the new baby in the house? Please explain.


Expert's Reply



Your toddler may be reacting to the arrival of the new baby and is now also demanding additional attention and bottles at night. Up to recently she slept well so the reason for here behaviour seems quite clear.This is going to be rather difficult to deal with but in the meantime you have limited choices. Either you continue to give her a bottle each time that she wakes or you decide that you are not going to do so. If you decide not to give her a bottle she will have to go through a form of controlled crying so that this habit can be stopped.

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