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Should a 14 month old still be waking up several times a night wanting to eat?

My son slept the night through at 9 months so I don't know which is normal or both are.
My cousin's son still wakes 2-3 times a night


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 9:46 AM on Jul. 3, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • After 12 months, there is no need for an overnight bottle, as they don't need the nutritional value anymore. Assign more daytime eating and snacks.

    Answer by didavisfl at 12:12 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Waking, maybe...but usually they can put themselves back to sleep, or might want *something* as comfort. My kids went to bed with a sippy cup of water at that age in case they woke up. If he's actually waking up *hungry*, I'd look at what (and when) he's actually eating during the day--if dinner is early, its very possible he is hungry in the middle of the night...but its also possible there is something wrong, or its a comfort thing. When my son was 2 he went through a stage where I had to give him a bedtime snack and drink before brushing teeth and going to bed or he would wake up around 3 am wanting a milk sippy (and only a milk sippy would make him happy).

    Answer by thalassa at 9:53 AM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • He may be going through a growth spurt. Give him a bowl of oatmeal before he goes to bed. It fills up the belly.

    Answer by attap5 at 11:43 AM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Waking up is normal. He most likely doesn't NEED to eat, but finds it as a comfort thing and it is easier for him to go back to sleep with the bottle/nursing/sippy cup. Or he might be going through a growth spurt if he was sleeping better before this.

    Answer by hill_star03 at 10:34 AM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Each kid is different. Personally, my kids slept through the night at that age except if they were sick or didn't have a nap during the day in which case their sleep was haywire.

    Answer by ChicaThis at 2:01 PM on Jul. 3, 2011