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18 Mo old thinks she's a newborn

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#1 Kattikat

Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:37 AM

So my 18mo DD is up every 3 hours overnight and has been for a month or two. Before that it was more like twice, but it's never been none! She is a boob addict and is showing no signs of giving it up and she feeds to sleep at bedtime, nap time and every night waking. I'm done with it! She's totally healthy and eats food (although not heaps, probably because she's full of breast milk) and basically has no excuse to be up all the time.

Any tips? My DS weaned himself cold turkey at 11 months so I'm out of my depth here.


#2 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:49 AM

Get her ears checked! DS was up every couple of hours, turns out it was infections in both ears.

#3 mum2jp

Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:51 AM

This was my DD since birth she was feeding several times. When she was around two we moved to a bed and i started to offer a drink of water and said feeds (what she called boob) were empty during the night. She did still wake up for a while but got used to me just hoping into bed next to her for a cuddle and not feeding. She didn't really start sleeping through until closer to 3 so i would just bed hop every night but at least with her in a bed i could dose back off and get some sleep.

Also if you haven't purchased a bed yet get a king single or double straight up, i went with a single and it's squishy sharing with a toddler who sleeps like a ninja.

eta DD is 3.5 now and sleeps through so even the worst sleeper can get there.

Edited by mum2jp, 21 March 2019 - 06:53 AM.

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