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One year old waking alot please help! Mrs. Lockhart 1 child; Lubbock, Texas 432 posts
25th Jul '13

So ill try and make this not ab paragraph lol my son is almost 13 montha old, and eats tabl3 food all day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner... well at night he gets a 10 ounce bottle of regular milk, sometimes more and then goes to sleep... problem is he is still waking up at LEAST twice a night if not three times to eat a bottle... I know its not the best thing but I've been debating putting rice cereal in his first bottle just so he will sleep longer, me and his dad are so tired! He will scream until he gets his bottle every time he wakes up... we have tried giving him his paci and everything he just wants his bottle... my question is do you mamas think he is just waking out of habit or is he really hungry? Just seems like with him eating all day and making sure he has a good dinner and bottle for bed, shouldn't he be sleeping more at night? I could handle him waking once to eat but three times is killing me! Please help I really need advice on what to do... im anti cio but something needs to change! #TIRED MAMA

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
25th Jul '13

idk...but too much milk can actually be bad for babies....it sounds like you are giving him a lot of milk..

JΔS Georgia 74357 posts
status 25th Jul '13

My three year old still wakes up at night so....I can't help you. Cereal in a bottle isn't going to help any. He may be waking up because he's thirsty so you may just have to deal.

*~Bubba Love~* Due December 12 (girl); 17 kids; North Charleston, South Carolina 1728 posts
25th Jul '13
Quoting Mrs. Lockhart:" So ill try and make this not ab paragraph lol my son is almost 13 montha old, and eats tabl3 food all ... [snip!] ... times is killing me! Please help I really need advice on what to do... im anti cio but something needs to change! #TIRED MAMA"


He most likely is just wanting it out of habit...that being said, even once that habit breaks, he may just not be ready to sleep through the night yet. My son didn't sleep through the night regularly until just before he turned 3 yrs old...good luck!

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
25th Jul '13

what's his schedule like? when do you put him to bed?

Mrs. Lockhart 1 child; Lubbock, Texas 432 posts
25th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" idk...but too much milk can actually be bad for babies....it sounds like you are giving him a lot of milk.."</blockquote>



Yeah I know I just dnt know what to do I've tried putting water in it and he will scream until he gets milk!

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
25th Jul '13

Food is not why/how babies sleep longer.



Over feeding is not your answer.



Some children just dont sleep through the night.




Some things to look at



How much does he sleep during the day?
What time does he wake up in the morning?
Stop giving him a bottle, let him scream, it will stop.
What kind of activities does he do in the day to tire him out?
Why not switch nights, dad gets up one night, you the next?

Mrs. Lockhart 1 child; Lubbock, Texas 432 posts
25th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" My three year old still wakes up at night so....I can't help you. Cereal in a bottle isn't going to help any. He may be waking up because he's thirsty so you may just have to deal."</blockquote>




So you think he is genuinely thirsty not just doing it out of habit?

Mrs. Lockhart 1 child; Lubbock, Texas 432 posts
25th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" what's his schedule like? when do you put him to bed?"</blockquote>



He actually has been on a tight schedule as long as I can remember... in bath at 7:30, out by around 7:45 or close to 8, we out his lotion and pj's on after, then bottle and I put him to bed...

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
25th Jul '13
Quoting Mrs. Lockhart:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" idk...but too much milk can actually be bad ... [snip!] ... Yeah I know I just dnt know what to do I've tried putting water in it and he will scream until he gets milk!"

you can't give in to him by just giving him a bottle....(turstttt me I know how hard that is!) have you tried sippy cups yet?

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; Dildo, 4998 posts
25th Jul '13

He's only waking up twice a night, and just for a bottle? That doesn't seem like a lot to me... My 2.5yo wakes up for a sippy of water 3-5 times a night, and I usually do it on my own without SO's help... and I'm seven months pregnant and can't sleep to start with... and I can handle it. I dunno, this isn't meant to come off as bitchy, I just think that especially for a one year old getting up twice a night isn't a big deal whatsoever.

Mrs. Lockhart 1 child; Lubbock, Texas 432 posts
25th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" Food is not why/how babies sleep longer. Over feeding is not your answer. Some children just dont ... [snip!] ... What kind of activities does he do in the day to tire him out? Why not switch nights, dad gets up one night, you the next?"</blockquote>




WWel he goes to daycare a few days a wweekwhile me and dad work, other than that he is at home with me... activities I guess could be more he runs errands with me when needed, and me and dad always make it a point to take him to do something fun at least once a week... he mainly plays at home with his toys... and wouldn't me letting him scream for a bottle be crying it out...

Mrs. Lockhart 1 child; Lubbock, Texas 432 posts
25th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crazyhazel89:</b>" you can't give in to him by just giving him a bottle....(turstttt me I know how hard that is!) have you tried sippy cups yet?"</blockquote>




Yes he actually is off the bottle during the day only gets one in the morning and at night before bed and when he wakes at n8ght

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
25th Jul '13
Quoting ☮HippyMama☮:" He's only waking up twice a night, and just for a bottle? That doesn't seem like a lot to me... My 2.5yo ... [snip!] ... to come off as bitchy, I just think that especially for a one year old getting up twice a night isn't a big deal whatsoever."


I must be extremely lucky....my 16 month old has slept through the night probably since she stopped breast feeding around 10 months. She only wakes up in the middle of the night if she is teething or sick.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
25th Jul '13
Quoting Mrs. Lockhart:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" Food is not why/how babies sleep ... [snip!] ... once a week... he mainly plays at home with his toys... and wouldn't me letting him scream for a bottle be crying it out..."


Guess its how you look at crying it out. If you mean leave him in his crib screaming till he throws up ....hell no I wouldnt suggest that. But if let him cry and going in to comfort him and reassure him everything is okay every 10 mins or so, yes I suggest that.
Or you continue feeding into his habit (cause yes, at one this is a habit, not needed) and continue without sleep.




Is he getting too much sleep in the day (just cause you didnt mention anything about that)