Morning ladies My DS has suddenly decided to wake at night and screams bloody murder till he gets a sippy cup of milk. This has been going on for the last 2 weeks. He will be 2 in 6 weeks and has not asked for a night time bottle in a about 8 months. He has never been the best sleeper but doesn't wake in the middle of the night crying for a bottle. Has anyone had any experience with this? His night time routine is as follows;
5 - 5.30 dinner
6.30 sippy cup milk
7pm story time and into bed
Really hoping this is just a phase as I am exhausted.
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23-02-2016 10:40 #1
Almost 2 year old suddenly waking!
23-02-2016 10:57 #2Senior Member
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It could be molars or he could be hungry. I would wake too if i had dinner at 5.30..
23-02-2016 10:59 #3
What PP said. He is probably hungry. Can you increase his milk before bed or give him something more substantial? I give my kids home made custard in the evenings to keep their tummies full especially if they don't eat lots during the day.
23-02-2016 11:08 #4
My 2 year old has the same routine, and did the same sort of thing for a while - we try not to give her milk in the night, but she just wouldn't go back to sleep so we gave it to her. Then she started expecting it every night!
So we would just go in, give her a cuddle & tuck her back into bed and explain that it was sleep time and she wasn't getting any milk. It took a couple of exhausting nights but she stopped waking for it.
It's as if she wakes around then anyway between sleep cycles, and if she thinks she can get milk she'll cry out, but if she knows she won't get it she'll just go back to sleep.
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23-02-2016 13:24 #7
Good luck with weaning him off - I used to try do it on a weekend so DH didn't have to work & we'd both be home the next day. We've had to do it a few times, after giving in and giving milk as a last resort while she was teething or sick. Hope it happens quickly for you!
23-02-2016 21:17 #8
Is he still having a day sleep?
24-02-2016 11:06 #9
Yeah he is and there's no way he would be able to drop it yet. He basically asks me to go to bed around noon. He is also in daycare 4 days a week and they have the same nap time although I doubt he would have as long a nap as he has at home. He sleeps 2 hours when he is home with me. I had a better night last night I managed to stretch his dinner out a little so by the time he finished it was almost 6pm. I put him to be just after 7 but didn't get him to sleep till 8. I heard him stir around midnight but didn't even have to go in to him and I had to wake him up this morning at 7.20am!
24-02-2016 12:29 #10Member
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Try a bowl of porridge or something more substantial than a cup of milk. My son started waking at around 2yo too. Since we started giving him two pieces of toast and a cup of milk about 45 mins after dinner he has been sleeping soundly again
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