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“I have an 18 month old son, he used to be a great sleeper but recently he refuses to stay in his bed and wakes up about 2-3 AM and is so hard to put him back to his bed. probably a bottle will help but I have stopped giving bottle during the night and I usually give his morning bottle about 5:30-6 AM or when ever he wakes up in the morning and he should wake up anyways about 6:30 to get ready for child care and me for work. he usually goes to bed about 7:30-8 pm. would appreciate your help. we do have a routine before bed time, dinner, warm bath, story time, cuddle, bottle and bed.” What do you do with an 18 month old that walks in the night?

Posted by Asal, 13/04/13

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  • Like the other comments, maybe a night light or a toy for comfort :)


  • I just put my daighter back down, sometimes I offer her warm milk to help


  • Wow! Interesting! It was interesting reading the comments on this!


  • We put them back to bed. No chatting, limit eye contact, pick them up and return them over and over. We have a gate on one child’s door and make sure her room is safe. Sometimes she falls asleep on the floor


  • Maybe try a night light and lay in his room for a while other than that not to sure but hope all works out for you.


  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.


  • Keep a light on in the house and he might stop, we keep the hallway light on and our daughter doesn’t get scared when wakes up anymore


  • Has he stopped walking in the night?


  • How is your baby now?


  • My son often was thirsty, we also put a sippy cup next to his bed at night.


  • That’s a good suggestion from Sallty! I might have to try that myself


  • I started putting a sippy cup of water, a night light and some books on my son’d bedside table. That way, he can sort himself out at night if he’s bored or thirsty!


  • Just take him back to his bed, and make sure hes comfortable (not too hot/ too cold). Hopefully its just a stage that hes grown out of by now.


  • Keep a night light on .Is he warm enough?


  • Sleep patterns change all the time!


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