Thank you all so much for your responses. Since I wrote this post, I got a job working in a child-care centre.
I was talking to a few of the staff on my break at how Tahlia still wakes up 2-3 times a night. They asked me what my routine was etc (one bottle before she goes to bed and then usually another one when she wakes up at about 2.00 ish just so I could get some sleep. waking up to a child 2-3 times a night and then working a 38 hours shift is very draining and I had 2 occasions where I was close in a car accident so decided to just give her a bottle and within 10 min, she'll be a sleep & so will I!!! I know it was not the best thing to do but I had to for safety reasons.
Anyway, all 3 off them said to take all bottles away from her. So we did! The first night, she cried for 1.5 hours, second night 40 min and now the 3rd only 15 min! Also, the second night she slept for 10 hours straight (she's never done that from the time she was born)wonder how long she'll sleep tonight?
If it was not for these ladies, I would have comitnued giving her a bottle until she was at an age where I could explain it to her why we ware taking it away.
Each child is so very different. I thank you for your responses.
Take care, Angelique xxx
My 2 Angels, Vanessa 10 & Tahlia 2