Hi there MoM’s. I need some help as this issue I have has happened before & I didn’t handle it very well as sleep deprivation makes my mind go a little funky & worries my husband…so any extra advice would be great.
I have a 16.5 month old who has started to wake during the night screaming & won’t go back to sleep for at least 1 – 2 hours unless he is cuddled (this happened when he was around 11 months old & lasted for two months, almost every single night – we haven’t had this problem since October)…teething gel, panadol doesn’t work, I have also let him scream to the point of him coughing (sounds like choking) for 40 minutes.
I can hear his tummy having a grumble though…so my question is would you give him a bottle of formula (he isn’t breast fed) in the middle of the night. Should I give my toddler a midnight bottle? (this worked when he was 12 months old as our last resort).
My only concern is I don’t want to get into a habit & start a new routine of midnight bottles, as I need to start phasing bottles out…please help!