My 21 month old DD still has a bottle at night if she wakes, so of course she wakes every night for it..she now asks for it too. i know its my and DH fault that we didnt nip this in the bud earlier...we tried about 4 months ago to get her to give up her waking for a bottle using a "controlled comforting" method i guess you would call it (called Sleep and Settle)...we used it on a DS and it worked brillantly and he was sleeping through the night within 3 or 4 nights after we implemented it and hasnt looked back since. However...still after one month of using the same program she was still screaming for her bottle most nights and waking up, she cried so much she would wake up with a hoarse voice the next day! ..so we gave up as we were over it. Now we just keep putting it off as i cant bear the thought of going through it again...however i know she will not sleep through until she loses this "sleep prop".....but every time i think of doing it i feel anxious. she also does not eat solids well beacuse she drinks too much at night even with it watered down a lot! so its becoming an issue more than just sleep...
so please does anyone have a method of stopping night waking for bottles / being fed to sleep situations? should i just try the same method again as i know it and im ok with doing some comforting and shusshing etc....any good books anyone can recommend for getting rid of "sleep props"? what worked for you?