15 months old and still needs a bottle for naps and bedtime
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Ineke - posted on 08/13/2010
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.
Esther - posted on 08/16/2010
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
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
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