Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Megan | 2010/12/01


Re my post 909

Dear Doc. Thanx for the advise. I tried it last nite and I cried more than my son did, this carried on for over 2 hours and it breaks my heart to hear him scraming like that. Just a question I forgot to ask... can I offer him water when he asks for milk at night? I did last ntie, as I was not sure. How many nights will this go on for?

Expert's Reply



It would be best not to give him water as he will simply cry for water five times a night from now on. This method is very hard on the nerves and it takes determination to get through the stress it causes. You have to get to the stage where both you and your son sleep through the night.

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Posted by: Hmom | 2010/12/01

Megan. thats what i did when my little girl wanted milk in the night - gave her water instead and quickly she learnted that that is boring and didnt bother to wake for it anymore. She was much younger so she might not have been as " clever"  as he is going to be though ...good luck.

Also if i could add to the wonderful Prof.''s adivise and seeing as he is teething (mine is too with the same big molars which are sore) I would rub some Vidol on his teeth about half an hour before putting him down - maybe while you read him his story. If it is starting to pierce the gum or just underneath rub 2. It will take that pain away and make him feel more relaxed.

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