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Eating For Toddlers / 20-month still drinks lots of milk before bedtime!
« Last post by halbonesyjr on May 20, 2020, 01:26:45 am »
Dear Ladies,

I need your help, please.

We started weaning my girl off the bottle in favor of a sippy cup at 12 months. She didn't like many sippy cups and started waking up at night if only fed from the sippy cup. Now we give her milk in the sippy cup during the day and then we still give her the bottle before bedtime so she sleeps through the night. Now she's totally addicted to the bottle before bedtime. She can drink up to 16 ounces! How do we make the switch to a sippy cup? If we give her the sippy cup, she only drinks a little milk and wakes up constantly throughout the night. Her bedtime is 8pm and usual wakeup time is 6:30am or so (nap from 12 to 2pm). Would love for her wakeup to be 7am, but haven't been able to get that last 30 minutes. How do we make a successful final switch from the bottle to the sippy cup and make it through the night (ideally until 7am)? Thanks for all your help!
Bottle Feeding / Re: Reflux? Or milk allergy?
« Last post by Amberthorne352 on May 16, 2020, 21:45:27 pm »
Did you get to the bottom
Of this?
Both my children had milk allergies. Both mild. Can offer some places to look if you still need help
Bottle Feeding / Re: How to drop middle of night feed for a 10month old
« Last post by Amberthorne352 on May 16, 2020, 18:39:11 pm »
Hello again
So weíve had a tough few weeks as he developed Rosalea. Thankfully he is better now, or at least he seems it. Problem we have now is that he is only taking around 60-80ml at bedtime.
The dietician advised us he only need 450ml at 11mths old. He roughly has around 650-700ml per day plus three meals. He is a good solid eater. This is his schedule:
A 6.15/30am wake/ bottle 180ml/ breakfast an hour later
S 9.30/45am -11.30 nap
E 11.30 130 ml/ lunch an hour later (weíve tired offering him a bottle before nap but he consistently refuses it).
S 2.45-4pm nap
E 4pm dinner solids/ bedtime bottle at 7pm and now taking only 60-80ml
S 7.15/7.30pm
E Midnight/1am 170ish ml
A 6.15/6.30am

We want to drop the night feed. He has enough solids through the day and now the dietician says he is having enough milk we just need to bit the bullet. Should I just go ahead and reduce the volume of milk every 3rd or 4th night?

The other issue we have is he comes into our bed when he stirs. Itís a bad habit we got into so he didnít wake his older sister. We need to get him to sleep overnight in his own bed. He sleeps beautifully for naps in his cot. Should have nipped this in the bud earlier. Never had these issues with my first.
S 7.15/7.30
Naps / Waking baby from nap
« Last post by Krism4 on May 16, 2020, 13:39:14 pm »
Is it ok to wake baby from a daytime nap to make sure she isnít missing feeds and to make sure she isnít reversing her day and night?
General Sleep Issues / Re: 5.5 month old canít self sooth
« Last post by Hadar on May 07, 2020, 21:20:58 pm »
Hi! Thanks for your reply, she actually fell asleep alone today! After 10mins of talking  and another ten mins of complaining/crying (maybe this is the mantra cry?) she fell asleep! She is going through a development leap as she just started crawling.. but she has been having a hard time to fall asleep alone even before. Anyways today was perfect she also slept 1.5 hours in both naps 😅 I hope itís not a one time thing.....
General Sleep Issues / Re: 5.5 month old canít self sooth
« Last post by deb on May 07, 2020, 16:08:57 pm »
She may be going thru a developmental leap, especially if she's only just recently learned to roll over. IME every time a new skill "comes online," little ones are compelled to practice it over 7 over.

Could also be the early onset of the 6-month growth spurt.

Is she cutting teeth? Those can hurt! Try some pain meds before sleep time, see if it makes a difference. :)
General Sleep Issues / 5.5 month old canít self sooth
« Last post by Hadar on May 06, 2020, 20:07:16 pm »
Hi forum,
So I have a 5.5 month old, her schedule is not constant since napping and wake times change each day. We did pu/pd combined with shush pat to get her to sleep. When finishing wind down routine - feed, bath, book, song, I put her to bed. She starts to babble and I leave the room. After ~10 mins she starts to cry slowly and finely when I think itís a real cry after 15-20 mins have passed since putting her down I will go in the room and pu/pd or pat shush. She is used to sleep on her stomach so I place her on her stomach, but she will roll to back crying and not roll back until I pick her up and put her in this position (although she is a master in rolling to both side).
Am I doing something wrong?
Bottle Feeding / Re: How to drop middle of night feed for a 10month old
« Last post by Lolly on May 02, 2020, 16:48:23 pm »
If he's teething that will throw things off for a while.

I would wait until he wakes in the night before feeding but start to reduce the intake anyway. You may find he just doesn't wake some nights or the waking gets later, if you feed at a set time you won't know what his body does naturally. The night intake could actually be having an impact on the day intake so it's worth working on cutting that night feed.

Bottle Feeding / Re: How to drop middle of night feed for a 10month old
« Last post by Amberthorne352 on May 01, 2020, 20:57:01 pm »
Thanks for responding Laura.

His usual schedule is
6.15/6.30 bottle 6/7oz following by breakfast an hour later
9.30/9.45 - 11/11.15 nap
11/11.15 bottle usually 6/7oz
12.30 lunch
2.15/2.30-3.30/3.45/4 nap
3.30/4pm bottle 4oz
5pm tea
7.15 bottle 6/7oz
7.30 bed
Middle of night feed around 12.30/1am

We noticed he wasnít really eating much lunch and figured solids might fill him more so weíve been testing whether he needs that. Today he refused his bottle and just had lunch. He hardly had any bottle at 4pm or bedtime either. I think he is teething so not a great day to measure things.

When I havenít offered him a bottle at 11am he has had lunch straight away and a snack before his afternoon nap.

Iíve tested trying to give him a bottle before his afternoon nap rather than a snack but he isnít interested. Again this could be teething or the fact he is full from lunch. He has a mix of BLW and purťes.

Last night before bed he hardly had any bottle (maybe 4oz) and woke at 10.45pm so we gave him a feed then and he slept until 5.30am but he wouldnít go back to sleep and itís way to early to be darting our day so I gave him a bottle and he slept until 6.45am but then refused anymore bottle when he woke. We are going to do the same tonight (a feed around 10.30-11pm) and see how he goes. If it doesnít work (and I have to give a bottle at 5.30) Do you think I should go back to feeding him around midnight and reduce the intake? Worried he may start waking at 5.30 hungry again?? Although my first always started stirring around 5.30am and she slept through from 9wks

Thanks again
Bottle Feeding / Re: How to drop middle of night feed for a 10month old
« Last post by Lolly on April 30, 2020, 21:50:48 pm »
Iíd swap things around a bit in the day - does he get a bedtime bottle at all? That would help the nights if he does. At that age my DD had a wake up bottle, a bottle after lunch just before the afternoon nap but not fed to sleep and then a bedtime bottle. If she needed them solid snacks.

For the nighttime, we dropped the bottle by reducing the bottle very slowly. I dropped 1oz and kept that amount for 3 or 4 nights then dropped another oz and kept going like that. If they drink less than expected one night thatís the amount they get the next night and hold that for a few nights. When it got done to 1oz I just offered water.

They gradually get used to having less to eat but you do need to make sure they get enough during the day and they are getting good fats and protein in their foods. Giving a bottle at bedtime rather than the late afternoon spaces it out a bit more too.

What do you think?

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