when to stop bottle feeding a child, anyone any idea?

Sonal - posted on 02/05/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I have a 19 months old and she would not give up her bottle of milk. I got her a baby cup, tried with a glass, tried giving her bottle to her cousin, however, she would not give up her bottle. she is also being difficult in potty training. can anyone suggest what is the best age for a child to give up bottle, and when do the potty training start?



Thanks & Regards,

Sonal

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Julie - posted on 06/30/2012

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throw away the bootles give her a sippy she will get thirsty enough to drink from it. Thats what I did with all four of my kids. All 4 were off the bottle by 1

Ciara - posted on 06/13/2012

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we started our daughter on full fat milk a few days after she turned 1, about a month later got rid of her bottle so just sippy cups(hard spouts) and now she uses normal cups..

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Megan - posted on 07/05/2012

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The longer you wait to take the bottle away the harder it becomes. It becomes more of a comfort to them than anything. My oldest son never had a bottle after his 1st birthday we just took them away gradually before this but he still had one at night. The night before his birthday I told him it was his very last bottle he cried for a couple nights then gave in. My daughter was completely off a bottle by 10 months never much cared about them at all. The bottle at night is usually the hardest dr told us to take that one away first and it makes it easier. goodluck!

Melissa - posted on 06/19/2012

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I put more water in the bottle than milk gradually, so that the cup had the yummy milk she wanted and the bottle wasn't as tasty. Eventually the cup seemed better to her.

Samantha - posted on 06/18/2012

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my son and my daughter both had a hard time giving up the bottle, it gets to a point that with kids having the bottle is more of a habit not a need. what i did was cut them cold turkey. sat them down and said you are a big kid now and drinking from a cup is what big kids do. keep them out of site and out of mind. offer her the cup, and when she gets thirsty enough she will drink from it. good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2012

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I don't have an issue with letting our kids move to a cup at this age. We gradually introduce a sippy cup during the day and let him have the bottle at naps and nightime.



I guess I'm laid back with both issues. When I can communicate with them about training and cups then I really work at it. I have 4 and my older two are just fine. My daughter was a little slower to train.



I brought her in with me, then let her try. Figured when she usually went and would sit her on her potty then she like the baby seat for the toilet. I'm a stay at home mom so I wasn't rushed to prepare for daycare



When I could talk with them more I asked them to pick out their sippy cup so they were part of the process.



Good luck

Loraine - posted on 02/23/2012

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you should keep trying on getting rid of the bottle thats something you want gone as soon as possible... heres a help it wont hurt your baby and it is kinda gross but some kids need so drive put behind them to do certaint things lol but my nephew was like that and my sister mixed mustard and warm water it tastes naty so it give the baby that idea of eww thats gross and shed put his fav. drink in a cuppy at first it was a lil more he would get the type of drink he normaly didnt get but does sometimes and loves it took prolly 1 day of a lil bit of a foght and cranky kid and the 1day of well i just wont drink nething till half way threw that day he was walking around with his cuppy just like it was his bottle.......... and the potty training at that age id set an alarm for every hr or if you noticed a certain pattern on time of day ur changeing diapers go abt 5-10 mins be for them and just sit the baby on the poty for abt 15-20 mins give him/her a book or something to keep occupied and on the potty but keeping the same rutine will help a ton

Sarah - posted on 02/18/2012

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I put all my kids on the bottle at 12 months. Put them on soy as they liked it best

Sonal - posted on 02/15/2012

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thanks for you help. just wanted to know how much milk should a 19 month old have in a day?

Samantha - posted on 02/15/2012

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no bottle for my baby at 8 months... he had the soft sippy cups at first and switched. and with potty training i would say incourage her but wont happen til she is ready. maybe work on the bottle thing and just keep encouraging her and it will all come.

Emily - posted on 02/10/2012

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Hi, my 19 month old still has a bottle of milk in the morning and again in the evening, before bed. During the day he will often have a cup of milk (sippy cup) or just drink water. I am going to stop giving him the morning bottle soon and just give him a sippy cup of milk to have with his breakfast, and then will work on the evening one in another month or so... I know plenty of 2 and 3 and 4 year olds that still have a bottle of milk at bed or during day so I guess there is no 'right' age, just whatever works best for you. :)

Also, 19 months is still quite young for potty training. 'Normal' age for this is considered to be between 2 to 2 and a half years of age. Some will be ready earlier, some won't be ready until later, but you shouldn't force the issue or you will do more damage than good and it will make it harder to train her down the track. Just introduce the concept slowly, make it fun and don't get upset if it's not working, just try again in a few months. My 19 month old knows what the potty is for and likes to sit on it and pretend to go 'poo' or 'wee', but when he really needs to go, he won't go anywhere near it... I figure he will use it when he's ready and he is only young so I'm not worrying too much just yet.



Good Luck with it all :)

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