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17 Feb 2010

22mnth old not sleeping
Dear Doc. My daughter is 22months old and still wakes up at least twice a night for a milk (cows milk) feed can go up to 4 times a night. She eats all her food at the daymother during the day and sometimes battle to feed her in the evenings at home. My dr. recommended that I try and give her water at night for 5 nights - don' t work she still wakes up for the bottles of water. Last night she woke up about 1:40 and only went back to sleep at 2:30(first time it takes her so long to go back to sleep - she was crying). Do they dream or have nightmares? Hope you can help!
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

The probable reason for your daughter waking every night is due to a habit and possibly also the fact that she gets a bonus amount of attention when she is awake for long periods. If she is in her own room she may like to have a small nighlight in her room at night. The only way to stop this habit is to decide whether you want to use the controlled crying method.You need to have strong nerves but it will work.Read more on this site or look on Google.
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