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user1495783607 · 26/05/2017 08:37

My 15mo has always been an amazing sleeper. But now she is refusing her bedtime milk. She obviously still needs it as she is now waking through the night for it. When we try to give her milk she points to the door and says night night. She just wants to go bed. We have changed her sleep thinking she might just be too tired. This didn't work. We gave her a smaller tea thinking she might be too full, again this didnt work. We even tried bringing her milk feed down by an hour. 6pm. But still as soon as she saw the bottle she would point to door and say night night. When she wakes through night, we tried just settling her back to sleep with a drink of water but she would stay awake until we gave her milk. She would then go back in her cot and fall to sleep with no tears. Does anybody have advice!
Thanks in advance

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KitKat1985 · 28/05/2017 21:44

At 15 months old if she's having 3 decent meals a day and snacks etc she shouldn't really be waking due to hunger. It seems like she associates seeing her night bottle as a sign that it's time to go to bed and isn't really that interested in the milk per se, so if you think she still needs something before bed could you try offering her food instead, or giving her milk before bed in a different way (like a cup or beaker) which doesn't have the same bedtime association for her. But I suspect the waking may not be due to hunger as I say.

user1495783607 · 28/05/2017 22:35

I gave her an earlier dinner last night and a milky weetabix. She slept through. May have just been a fluke. My daughter doesn't like dry food, so something lighter like toast wasn't an option. I will gradually reduce the amount of weetabix given to her before bed in hope her feeding at bedtime will not be needed.
We tried different beakers, even tried her sisters big girl cup (she loves drinking out of it usually)

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