Hi there! I have a 13mth daughter who still wakes once a night for a bottle. She settles easily (with a dummy and cuddlie) during the day and when we put her to bed in the evening. Then anywhere between 11:30pm and 2:30pm, she will wake for a bottle. If we give her one, she will go straight back to bed (awake when we put her in the cot), roll over and go to sleep until 7:00amish (no other wakings during the night to replace dummy). If we do not, we will fight(!) for over 2 hours to get her back to sleep. If I go into her and try to resettle her without a bottle (after allowing the 5, 10, 15 minutes to cry thing), she will cry harder. If she comes into our bed, she will play. Everytime I go in to resettle her she still has the dummy in her mouth while crying, so I don't think the dummy is the problem (or the answer!). Do some babies still need a bottle at this age - am I expecting too much? If she does still need a bottle, when should I expect her to stop? Please - any help will be most appreciated!
Nicky, NSW, mother to 3yr & 1yr old princesses