Naomi - posted on 12/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter turned two on the 5th this month and i'm really starting to worry about her having her bottle to go to bed with.
Ive tried putting half milk/half water (pediatricians recommendation) or only half a bottle of milk or even just water but shes too smart and *throws* the bottle at me and screams bloody murder!( I rent out a basement where the landlords bedroom is directly above my daughters so middle of the night is really frustrating)
I dont give her a bottle during the day (unless for a nap) she drinks juice and water out of sippy cups and regular cups just fine but she absolutley refuses to give up that bottle!I've tried substituting the bottle for a sippy cup of milk even...NOPE!
Also,She still wakes up at least once a night too and I have to fill the bottle up for her before she will go back to sleep.
And yes, she polishes the thing off in record time every night!
Has anyone else had this problem?Obviously I think its mostly just soothing to her (she was bottle fed from 1 week) but I really dont know how to replace that.I tried taking the bottle away at 6 months and replacing it with a pacifier...that was the last day she EVER accepted a pacifier.
(B.T.W her teeth are fine and get brushed every day thats not my MAIN concern its the bottle thing!)
Any and all input is greatly appreciated!