Childhood Diseases

Posted by: KB | 2009/04/17


2 year old on 3 bottles a night still

My 2 year old girl is still on her Nido milk. She has 1 bottle before bedtime and during the night she will have another 2 full bottels of Nido (250 ml). I have to get up for her at night when she calls me. Then I give her a bottle and she goes back to sleep. Lately she' s been dreaming quite a bit again. I think they take alot in at 2 and she' s a very active baby. She' s still not sleeping through and she cries in the night if I don' t attend to her quick enough. I' ve got a 4 month old baby and I don' t want to wake her so that' s why I attend to the 2 year old quickly. How can I get her off her bottle at night? I' ve tried the water and then she will only perform. I don' t know if I can do the controlled crying - not at that age. She will scream the roof off. LOL !! Please help.

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Your 2 year old is now 'too old' to still be having 3 bottles at night. She should have a single bottle at night when she goes to sleep and that is more than enough. The only way to stop her demanding more bottles at night is to use the controlled crying technique. Read more in previous replies to parents, even on todays list.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2009/04/17

My 2 year old is the same. Sometimes 2 bottles and the last 2 nights only 1. He asks for his ' tietie'  and even when he sometimes eventually goes to sleep again without getting it, he will only sleep 30 minutes or so and again wake for it. It think it is definitely more for soothing than real thirst.

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Posted by: rensche | 2009/04/17

hi kb

have you tried to give her only half a bottle of milk? i asked this because maybe it is soothing rather than thirst? if she drinks the milk and ask for more you know it is thirst if not try giving her a favorate toy or blanket to sleep with. when she wakes during the night give her the toy or blanket again be persistant with it with in days you will have a peaceful sleep.

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