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I would like to get her down to 1 bottle per night

hi maree,
iam a grandmother of a 18mnth old girl we have custody of her. the question i want to ask is when i put her to bed at nite she has a botlle then wakes 4 or 5 hours later for another i do work and find it easier just to give it to her i would like to get her down to 1 bottle at nite.i think its a comfort thing can you help.
joanne

Maree...
Answer: Hi Joanne, When offering her a bottle back to sleep she associates this with sleep and will continue to wake for it. When she goes down to sleep initially at night make sure you give her this bottle out of bed and a bit earlier so you can watch for her tired signs and settle her into bed awake this will mean she falls asleep without an aid and when she wakes on her light sleep (as we all do ) she can look around is exactly where she went to sleep and resettle herself. Try and have a routine of dinner, bath, quiet play, the bottle a story and then bed don`t wait for tired signs to feed her off to sleep. Toddlers thrive on routine. I hope this helps. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 15 Oct 2008