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My toddler still wakes up at night for milk

Discussion in 'Toddlers' started by psych, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. psych

    psych Gold IL'ite

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    I have 3 year old picky eater who stillwakes up at night to drink milk (from his bottle)

    How do I stop it? Also hes a very picky eater. He goes to daycare
     
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    anukv Bronze IL'ite

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    did u try to make him drink milk before he goes to sleep??
    Also make sure his stomach is full before he sleeps..
     
  3. psych

    psych Gold IL'ite

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    yea he drinks before he goes to sleep. he never eats a lot. very picky eater! how can i make him eat more?
     
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    anukv Bronze IL'ite

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    hmmmm try making foods which r healthy but look exciting like junk.
    like dosas made out of oatmeal.
    candy made out of jaggery and dry fruits
    fresh home made smoothies with banana for sweetening

    boiled egg, fried in a spoon of olive oil with some light seasoning.
    also find out from his day care if he is eating his food properly or not
     
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    indianlady1 New IL'ite

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    Forcing a child to eat generally never works..try offering him different kinds of food every 1.5-2 hrs..showly he will start eating..i know its a pain for the parent .. but it works for my son..

    Also before sleeping try of give him a good meal and milk if he feels like it...then remember to brush his teeth..
    If he wakes up at night dont give him milk..u can try warm water or nothing at all..he is not really hungry its just habit..he would cry for 2 weeks ..just try soothing him to sleep..he will learn..
    A habit change is as difficult(if not more) for the parent than the child..dont give up..u just need to be patient and consistent

    Hope it helps
    Cheers
    IL1
     
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    psych Gold IL'ite

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    Thanks Ladies!! I will try both options! I like the oatmeal dosha. I will try it out and also try notgiving milk in the middle of the night
     
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    ptamil2007 Gold IL'ite

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    At night, when he has his milk, add some honey to it.
    It will give him a sound sleep and might avoid waking up in the middle of the night


    For picky eaters: Identify the times when he is most hungry, every kid's appetite is different.
    Feed him to his full when he is hungry.Also watch bowel movements, if the stomach is not getting clear fully, they will not feel like eating
     
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    kavithabalaji New IL'ite

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    First and foremost thing that u need to do is stop giving milk to him thru bottle. Try to give him in glass. This will increase his appetite and ur problems..

    For a 3 yrs old guy , it is not good to give him thru bottle. This is my personal exp since i have 3 1/2 yr old son and he is also very poor eater.

    By stopping the bottle the only disadvantage will be consumption of milk will reduce to a higher extent, so that they will start eating solid foods.

    Thanks
    Kavitha.
     
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    psych Gold IL'ite

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    Thank YOU!!!!
     
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    Priya16 IL Hall of Fame

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    psych,

    It's just a habit.Try for a week,reduce the amount to half what he ususally drinks.Next week,again reduce to half and slowly cut down.People also advise to give him water,instead of milk and see how he reacts.There will some struggle for sometime but he will stop.
    Does he like any other food.Like noodles something which he likes than the food which you offer.Like pasta or macaroni chesse anything which he interested.
     

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