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my son is about to be 18 months..he still wakes up at night asking for milk i dont know ho to make him stop his doctors told me he needs to stop..ive tried things but he just wont stop..i guve him food before sleeping, but still he wakes up//he still drinks out a bottle he drinks water out of a sippy cuo but wont drink milk from it weird huh??

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noahsmommy-010

Asked by noahsmommy-010 at 9:51 PM on Feb. 24, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • he's waking out of habit. just break him of it. don't go in there right away, let him cry/fuss, whatever he does, for about 15-20 minutes. if he's not asleep by then, go in there, give him a kiss and tell him it's still bedtime, lay him back down. after about the same amount of time, if he's still not asleep, go in there, give him a kiss and lay him down, don't say anything. after a few times of this you may have to give him milk, but be consistant every night until he figures out that night time is not for milk anymore. GL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • umm just dont give it to him...he will go back to sleep eventually. and just dont give him a bottle either. he will get over it lol!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Really you just have to stop giving in... it might be a few nights of crying so start on a weekend. It's not like he gets up and fills his bottle (which he needs to ditch as well) so it's YOU that has to break this habit.
    It might be best, if you have a hard time with caving into the crying for the milk... to just throw away all the bottles, then he has no choice but to go without in the middle of the night.
    And he'll likely start taking milk from his sippy as well when he doesn't have a bottle to fall back on... not drinking milk for a few days won't harm him if he's drinking water... he doesn't NEED any milk at all... so don't stress about it.
    Throw out the bottles and I bet in 3 or less days the battle is over.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:31 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • After you brush his teeth at night, the only thing that he should have is water or breastmilk. Take him to the store, and let him pick out a "big boy" stainless steel water bottle.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:37 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

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