We've tried to get rid of it once before.
It resulted in vomiting.
T only takes a bottle at night before bed and in the middle of the night.
I've recently started to freak out about his teeth and never giving up the bottle, so two days ago I told him that we aren't going to have any more bottles, but if he is thirsty, he can have his special water bottle by his bed. We read stories on the couch before bedtime (rather than in bed) to change up the routine, and I repeated the no bottle thing over and over again.
He went to sleep no problem.
At 12:30 though - he became inconsolable. So we caved and gave him watered down milk.
During the day yesterday he ate like a maniac. More than I've ever seen - he was ravenous.
Nap time yesterday - no bottle - no problem.
Last night - no bottle - no problem.
1:30 - inconsolable. I wasn't going to give in though - so we got up and he ate.
Turns out dude was hungry.
1/2 chicken breast
1/2 piece of bread
a ton of seaweed
Then fell asleep.
But woke up screaming bloody murder.
We couldn't get him to calm down.
His ear infection from three weeks ago is back.
We've been up since 1:30.
But feel good about the no-bottle thing.
Turns out all we had to do was talk to him about it and he got it.
Oh - and feed him a lot of food right before bed. I had no idea how much he was getting out of the full fat goat's milk.
Good suggestions for easy high fat/high calorie before bed snacks?
He doesn't seem sick, does he?