is he on solids? if so let him pack up through the day, give him snacks, fruit, finger foods.
this is my routine when i took night feeds away and its never went wrong for me.
on withdrawing night feeds:
bath with sleepytime bubbles, massage with lavender cream, bedtime bottle, sleeping, transfer to cot, when waking in the night, take her into our bed, give a cuddle and a dummy, back to sleep.
on self soothing to go through the night:
dinner, bath, massage, bottle (but not to put to sleep) let her play and read a story, when she starts fussing and rubbing her eyes, say night night, kisses cuddles, into cot, lullaby light on, i leave the room. she realises im not there and fusses, i go back in stroke her face tell her mummy is here, nothing to be scared of at bedtime etc, she settles down and goes to sleep.
after a few nights of the latter routine, she learned when i put her down, she isnt scared and she will self soothe herself to sleep, therefore, when she wakes in the night she knows how to self soothe herself to sleep again.
· 1 decade ago