My son just turned one and since we moved he has been waking up several times a night, screaming. As soon as I give him his bottle (filled with either water...juice....sometimes milk) he instantly falls back to sleep.
He used to only get up once a night and for a while he was actually sleeping throughout the entire night. But now it seems like it's every 2 hours. I'm exhausted!!
he has his own room and his own bed. He normally takes one nap around 10 or 11am, but sometimes has a second one around 2. His naps last about a hour to 2 hrs.
I dont hold him when he wakes up, just cover him back up, say "NiNite" and give him his bottle.
My hubby and I tried ignoring it, to see if he'd go bacl to sleep. But that turned into 30 mins of pure screaming! We have a 2 year old and we cant have him waking her up too.
HELP! How can I get him to sleep throughout the night?
Answer by rkoloms at 1:31 PM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by Dana42 at 1:45 PM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by MommaM2 at 1:47 PM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by twinclubmom at 2:35 PM on Apr. 28, 2009
You should never give him a bottle in his bed. Not only is it bad for his teeth and a choking hazard, by giving him the bottle every timehe wakes up crying, you're training him to continue doing it. You need to stop giving him the bottle and leave him to learn to put himself back to sleep. It's gonna take a few nights and you're gonna have to let him cry it out, but really, it's the best thing to do. At 1 yr old, he's really old enough to start on a sippy cup and get totally off a bottle. If you continue with the bottle, it will become a security thing for him and then you're really gonna have a hard time with it. Best Wishes.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 2:41 PM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by nikkileerue at 5:00 PM on Apr. 28, 2009