15 months old and still needs a bottle for naps and bedtime

Wanda - posted on 08/10/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My little guy is 15 months old. He will not go for his nap or bedtime unless he has that bottle. Any ideas to get him off the bottle. I even tried sippy cups...NO WAY

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Ineke - posted on 08/13/2010

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hiya, what's the rush? He seems to still need that and its not fair on you to be worrying about it-i finally got my girl off bottles when she was able to pick a cup she really liked and never looked back. My 15 month old also still taking bottles before her nap and feel that's ok. They will grow out of these things in their own time. Encourage them but if they not ready i think give it a bit more time.

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Rachael - posted on 08/19/2010

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This has happened to me too many times as well. I thought it was just my daughter.

Esther - posted on 08/16/2010

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My 16 months old is the same. She has 3 bottles a day, 2 of them at bedtimes. I have tried her with beakers but she only drinks water out of it. The only reason I am trying to change her to a beaker is because apparentely bottles are not good for the teeth. However, I don't think it's a huge issue and am not in a rush to get her off the bottle. Despite milk is good for them at any age so as long as they have 3 meals and snacks the milk can't be too much.

I know from my first daughter that they eventually will automatically reduce down on their milk and will also take a beaker.

Just keep trying

Melanie - posted on 08/13/2010

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I have that exact same problem. My son is 15 months,and I've been trying every few days to get him to give up the bottle at nap time and bedtime,but no.He's a stubborn little guy too.He'll stand in his crib with his sippy cup(the backyardigans to boot,he loves em!)and cries until I give in and give him his bottle.I've tried letting him cry it out,but 15 minutes was as long as I could last before I caved in.Second he gets his bottle,he lays down,and it out cold.I dunno what to do,I don't wanna do cold turkey,I can't stand listening to him cry,that and I want my sleep too!lol

Patricia - posted on 08/13/2010

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After he eats and is full give him a warm bath and then let me him run around for 30 mins to and hour or put on a show he likes to get him to relax. I have 3 boys and it worked for me.

Wanda - posted on 08/11/2010

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I have tried putting him in his crib and he crys until he throws up. I am sick of washing bedsheets and changing him..LOL

Kara - posted on 08/11/2010

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I'm in the same situation - our son doesn't take a soother. I think we may have to have him cry it out. *sigh*

Kriste - posted on 08/10/2010

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My 15 month old is the same way. He will go to sleep with a bottle but prefers nursing to that even. I hope it's something he grows out of.

Wanda - posted on 08/10/2010

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No he use to have one but gave it up at 3 months. I have thought about trying it again but then i figured no way cause that will be something else I will have to get him off.

Rachel - posted on 08/10/2010

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Does he take a pacifier? My son still uses them but only for naps and night time and it helps soothe him and calm him down.

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