My son has been waking at least once a night for a bottle of milk since he was born. He is two years and 3 months. I had been too scared to try training him to go without - there was always a reason why it couldn't be tonight. The other day after he woke at 3 and then 4 (sadly not particularly unusual) I decided enough was enough.
The next evening (Mon) I told him there would be no bottles that night cos he was a big boy etc. He woke at 3, asked for a bottle, I said no, remember you are a big boy etc, lie down and I will sing you a song. He did and I did and then I left and that was that!! Til about 5 when he woke again and I did the same thing. He eventually got up about 7.
I can't believe it was soooo easy and that I had put it off for nearly two years. Last night was exactly the same. Hopefully song can also be phased out but it's a massive improvement on a bloomin bottle.
Anyway just wanted to post something about positive about breaking the dreaded night waking. Almost.