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My daughter is 18 months and still sometimes wakes during the night for a bottle. I have tried going in and giving her her dummy back but she just cries even more until i give her a bottle. Sometimes she will cry herself back to sleep after 30 mins of crying, do you have any suggestions on how i can get her from wanting a bottle during the night???

thanks Bec

Bec, Vic, Ella 18mths, 6 mths pregnant

Hi Bec,

Your daughter associates going back to sleep with her bottle and the only way to change things is by breaking the habit. This will mean a few difficult nights ahead of you (they say it takes 3 days to create a habit and 3 days to break one.) You might have to do a few of our settling techniques for 6 to 12 month old, to give her a clear message that it’s time to sleep. You can get details of these techniques in <a href="">Your Baby’s Sleep</a> section. If you are finding it too difficult, try giving water in the bottle for a couple of nights first and then stopping altogether.

Best of luck, Maree

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