My 13 mo old goes to bed around 6.30 and will sleep until around 7 in the morning. However, she still wakes for 2 or 3 bottles of milk in this time. She eats well and has started refusing bottles during the day so I don't think she's hungry. If someone else goes in to her she'll sometimes refuse a bottle and go back to sleep. Hunger is NOT the issue. I've been advised just to ignore her crying overnight for as long as it takes. Should I do this, or offer her bottles of water instead of milk or any other alternatives. Who has managed this successfully?
DS had a growth spurt around 13 months and would want feeding at night. I'm at work so maybe he wants to see me too. After the spurt (lasted a week or so), he stopped waking so frequently - once a night around 11pm. He def had a spurt as was all of a sudden taller!
You could gradually reduce the bottles by an ounce at a time every other night so it's not a shock.
Babies waking through the night is normal. My nearly 18 month old still often has 1 or 2 night feeds! She's not being manipulative or naughty, despite what a lot of people seem to think. Whether she needs it for comfort or hunger, I don't know. But she needs it for now, so ho hum!