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Hubby and I are considering giving our 13month yr old his milk bottle to drink in his bed he still tends to wake up every 2-3hrs for a feed he won't settle otherwise we have left him to cry for 15 min but he ends up to upset and occassionaly throws up so I tend to give him a bottle and he resettles right back to sleep. I hope that giving him to drink his milk in his bed would help him settle without the tantums and help us get a better nights sleep...many thanks Mommybear335.

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Asked by MommyBear335 at 6:49 PM on Nov. 28, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Many doctors will advise against anything but water at bedside. Try just water. LO's probably eating out of comfort at this point

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 6:51 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • I agree, try water. The sugars in the milk can cause cavities if it sits on the teeth overnight, and also wouldn't want him picking up the bottle a few hours later and drinking spoiled milk. Yuck.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 6:54 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • I agree with previous answers. The milk spoils quicker because of the bacteria from the child's mouth. And the absolutely true part is what milk does to the teeth. Look up baby bottle mouth. Not pleasant. Maybe you need to adjust his meals/ snacks so he isn't hungry at night time. Good luck.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 6:59 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Agree, it can roit his teeth

    Answer by raisingmen at 7:00 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Pro= you sleep better.

    Con= your child's teeth ROT AND FALL OUT.

    Your choice.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:03 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • I too would just give water.

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 7:09 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • WATER. unless you wnat to deal with rotten teeth

    Answer by piwife at 8:35 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • I agree with water in his bottle and perhaps offer a light snack before bedtime.

    Answer by michaux at 8:48 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • my dr suggests giving my 16month old his bottle if taking it away causes him to much stress bcuz as long as u brush his teeth morning and night he shouldnt get cavities and if he soes get 1 they r baby teeth and theyll fall out sometimes he gets water but

    Answer by Logan17000 at 9:28 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • if he wont take it i give him milk so its really youre choice.

    Answer by Logan17000 at 9:28 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

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