How many Bottles does your baby go through in a day?

Natalie - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My baby Kyla is 19 months, she does'nt hav a dummy, but she refuses to go to sleep without a bottle, even in the day 4 a nap, i give her 1 in the morning, she has one in the afternoon, and one before bed, then she wakes up at 3-4am and she has half of one, because i think shes having it too much and not eating as well as she should be, because of it. But she goes insane if i don't give it to her! she starts cryin "BOT BOT"! x

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Victoria - posted on 04/06/2010

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I stopped all bottles at 12 months you are just going to have to take it away and maybe try offering a cup instead, it will only take a couple days of insanity.

Kiri - posted on 04/05/2010

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Kiana needs to have 1 in the morning and 1 at night, she has 200ml but always only drinks half 100ml , so i started making 100ml but then she says more more more , so i make the other half up but then refuses to drink it....???

Ashley - posted on 03/21/2010

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my son is 19 months and still has a bottle, i have now tried giving him a sippy for nap and he fought me for a bit but fell asleep work it slow dont worry what people say you know whats best. Break the nap first then night time...

Nichola - posted on 03/19/2010

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my son has not had a bottle since about nine months he just has a cup and about a month or 2 ago we got rid of the paci! I got lucky and got a kid whos not to attached to anything. He had no problem giving up his bottle and only a lil while where he was upset about his paci

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My july baby has not had a bottle since she was about a year old, my april 07 baby is the same, my children still have alot of milk and dairy products but in 'big girls' beakers, neither of them woke for night feeding after 6 months old, they are both strong, healthy girls who eat a wide variety of flavours and textures of food not purely because of strictness but because of encouragement, i definately do not think your little girl should be having a bottle, my july baby was fussy when it came to style of sippy cup but we settled on a 360 degree, hope it helps xx

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Ldoo - posted on 03/15/2010

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Janet,
I would try significantly reducing the amount of milk you give your son. He probably hasn't eaten much until now because he's filling up on milk, and he really needs a much more balanced diet than that.

In terms of finding a sippy he'll drink from, try something like this: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...

It's kind of like a nipple, and I believe you can get other tops to go with them that are harder. So he can start with the nipple-like one, then move on to the real one.

Also, at this age, it won't be long before he doesn't even need a sippy at all. Maybe he could (with supervision) go straight to a cup.

Janet - posted on 03/12/2010

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I understand this question all to well. My 20mth old loves his milk! I too still give a bottle(even though I am not supposed to) he drinks about five 8ounce bolltes a day.He is just this week really asking for real food. I try to give him food at meal times, but he really did not eat much. This week he is a little beggar! Wants everything! Still picky, but eating so much more than he used to! I need to find a sippy he will drink milk from, so far he won't drink it from a cup!

Ldoo - posted on 03/12/2010

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My daughter hasn't had a bottle since she was a year old and hasn't eaten a thing in the middle of the night since she was 6 months old. I had to be diligent about breaking her of those habits, as mad as she was at first. But she quickly got over it and is a great sleeper because of it. Plus, she's getting a good balance of food vs. milk every day, and her teeth are brushed free of any milk before bed.



Your child has a sleep association that you simply have to break. She needs to be taught to fall asleep and fall back asleep in the middle of the night without that. Plus, it's horrible for her teeth.



I would read up on how to break sleep associations and implement that. Yes, your child will cry and cry and be pissed off. But she has to learn how to sleep correctly so she can have good sleep habits her entire life.

AYSHA - posted on 03/11/2010

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try give her sumthing to eat before sleeping so she will not crave 4 bottle coz she wont be hungry nd necesserilly water so tht she wont b thirsty aswell :) try it ..
i tried nd it worked !

User - posted on 03/10/2010

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It's a sleep assocciation problem. My daughter had trouble settling herself to sleep and couldn't re-settle when she woke early from a sleep/ mid way through the night. Try using a teddy as a bed time friend and saying the same thing every time you out her to bed (they love routine as you'd know.) In the early stages still give her some milk in a sipper cup while she plays before going to bed and make it a fun rewarding time when she finishes. if she can put the bottle in the sink or on the kitchen bench then her bed time teddy is a reward and off you go to bed for the night, Slowly reduce the amount of milk over time and before you know it she's not relying on it to go to bed. Worked a treat with my daughter!

Kari - posted on 03/09/2010

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My daughter has to have one with her afternoon nap and at bedtime. But if she wants milk during the day I give it to her in a cuppy, she HATED it at first and wouldn't drink milk out of a cuppy but then she knew if she wanted milk before nap time or bed time itd have to be in a cup. And now she doesn't care if she has a bottle or cuppy. We actually took her off the bottle and that night she cried for like 20 mins but fell asleep after crying but then the next day my mom called and told me she had bought me a ticket to go visit her the next day so I gave my daughter the bottle back for the plane ride so she'd drink it and her ears wouldn't hurt. And I haven't taken her off again. But Kyla will probably cry for a day or two and once she sees the milk going into the cuppy she should be fine. I'm not going to give my daughter a cuppy to take to bed once we take off th bottle cause that's just another thing to take her off of. But it won't last long because Haley was addicted to her bottles but once she realized we weren't going to give in, she gave in. Just let her cry it out, it won't hurt her. And Haley's pediatrician told me that she shouldn't have more than 16 oz of milk a day. So just show her that your the mom and you're not going to give in.

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