Childhood Diseases

Posted by: sue | 2010/09/01


toddler does not sleep through the night

my son turns 18months on the 10/09/2010, he never has a full sleep, always wakes up crying for his bottle of milk, i tried giving him water but he will never drink it, he wakes up at least 3 times in the night, please please please help me
we feed him well for supper and he sleeps around 7h30, we are tired all the time

Expert's Reply



You sound completely exhausted and you need to stop your son's regular waking for a bottle. This is a well established habit with him now.He wants milk and certainly will not drink water.He eats a good supper and probably has a bottle of milk at bedtime so he should be getting more than enough milk a day now. So the only solution is to try the 'controlled crying' method. This is not easy and is hard on the nerves. It may also take more than one night to get things right, but if you are determined it will work.Look up this 'controlled crying' method on Google

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