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Offline wendywoos

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Almost two and still waking at night!
« on: November 15, 2005, 16:26:54 pm »
Emily will be two in Jan and has only slept through a handfull of times. I think I know the biggest problem and that is that she needs her bottle of juice/milk to get back to sleep, it is my fault I know, I should have been firmer at the beggining, and never allowed her to have that prop to get to sleep in the first place. 
Thing is, how do I get her out of it, as its getting rediculous and wakes at least once, two to three on average. 
I'm mean, shes not a little baby anymore, and I probebly should look at ditching the bottle now anyway, as I think that is the only way to end these wakes. Problem is how?  And nights are sure gonna be hellish for a little while. But for her sake as well as ours i'v got to get on top of it, as its not good for her teeth either!
HAs anyone else had a similar problem, how do I deal with this, as much as I hate to hear her upset, I can go the harsh route if need be as I think it will be better in the long run.
Should I just ditch all the bottles, let her have a beaker of milk before bed/nap etc, and literally go cold turkey, or is there a better approach to this. 
Also she is dry at home during the day, and night dryness will follow, but not with the quanitie she is drinking at the moment!

Any advice greatfully recieved  :D

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2005, 18:11:17 pm »
You could try watering down the bottles over time, and then she may realize it's not worth waking for water.  Or you could just get rid of it altogether and do pu/pd to help her back to sleep.

Sorry I am not much help!  Hopefully someone who has dealt with this will have some words of wisdom for you!
Carrie

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 14:57:11 pm »
HI, just an update to my post.

I decided to take Emily off of bottles completely offering her a beaker of juice during night, (this way it wasn't so harsh as to ignore her completely to start with) which she refused, cried/moaned for a while, then by the third night slept through! yipppee.   :D
So thats two nights in a row so far, fingers crossed, we're getting there.
So she now has a beaker of milk with me on the sofa whilst we read a book, then she takes that book to bed, no bot bot, then she settles herself when shes good and ready.
I have been giving her a bottle of milk when we get up, cos we like our cuddle on our own in the mornings.
But wow, such an improvment. Thanks for the advice. x Wendy  :D

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 17:02:56 pm »
Glad to hear that things are improving!
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