You can see the light. Your kids have hit a sweet spot and you feel like the fog is lifting. Your 18 month old is sleeping well (usually), eating most things, using some words and understanding many requests. Why mess with a good thing?! This same little creature is also given a bottle of milk to fall asleep with at naps and bedtime. This situation is far more common than anyone discusses because WE KNOW WE SHOULDN’T BE DOING IT.