This is my third son, and I have never had a child do this, or had this much trouble breaking them from it.
My 9 month old gets up every two hours to have a bottle and there is NOTHING I can do to convince him that he doesnt need it. We have tried EVERYTHING I can think of and that worked for my older two but nothing is working. Pacis, special blanket, nightime baby tv, putting him in bed with us (another bad habit but it doesnt work anyway), just giving water, only giving 2 ounces for a period, letting him cry, even tylenol to try to at least get the ball rolling. I am sure there are more things I have tried but I am in a hurry.
If you dont get him a FULL bottle he refuses to go back to sleep and screams- not cries, SCREAMS- like you are shoving toothpicks under his finger nails.
Does any one have any ideas? I am OUT of ideas and so tired I cant see straight! I am expecting baby #4, and starting the nursing program at my college in less than a month and I have had it with him not sleeping! I have been told by several doctors that as long as a child is getting adequete nutrition during the day that after 6 months there is no reason for a child to need to eat at night.
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