I've just put ds down without his bottle. We followed all the normal routines up to that point. He is still waking for a bottle during the night so I am stopping his bottle that he has when he goes to bed in the hope that he will also understand about not having it during the night.
Someone tell me I'm doing the right or wrong thing as he is crying at the moment. It's not heart breaking or distressed but I'm feeling bad and want to give in.
Stress over. He's asleep now. How did I know that would happen. I'm pleased I was busy typing as he fell asleep.
Can someone tell me why he is waking during the night. He's certainly not cold as I got him a grobag and he is a hot little bunny anyway. I'm sure it is habit but I don't know how to break it. I suppose it is the fact that I need to stop weakening at 3.00 am in the morning.
All advice from those that have been through this appreciated.
Have you tried putting water in his bottle instead of milk? I did that with ds1 who was still waking for a bottle at 8mo, and eventually it worked-he just stopped the night waking ( tho I think I still gave him a bedtime bottle till he was quite a bit older).
Both my children (3yrs3mo and 15 months) take an anywayupcup of water to bed with them. For dd, the eldest, it is definitely a comfort thing, but it is always empty in the morning so she must drink it through the night. For ds it is something to keep him amused for an extra 10 mins in the morning before we have to get up!