My guy has been great going to bed. We ditched the bedtime milk about two months ago and he has coped really well with it. He gets his milk before his bath, and then we brush his teeth.
Well, a few times last week and now the past two nights, he has cried for a half an hour to an hour before going to sleep. Last night we were going on an hour and I caved and gave him a cup of milk. It did the trick.
My question is: is he going through a growth spurt, having separation anxieties, or is it sleep regression? If he really needs the extra calories, I don't want to deny it, but at the same time I don't want to fall back into old habits we worked hard on breaking -- i don't want milk at bedtime to be his crutch to fall asleep.
Any suggestions or similar experiences? I know he is tired because when I go in there every 5, 10, 15 minutes, etc, he is practically diving into his mattress head first, rolling around like a little drunk crazy person, like he wants to sleep but is fighting it so badly.
Thanks, and Imappreciate any insight!