How many bottles does your 14 month old have ?

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My son eats heaps but loves a bottle , especially for comfort . He's 14 months old and has 3-4 bottles of full cream milk a day .
How many bottles are your babies drinking ?

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Jennifer - posted on 10/20/2010

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You know, I have read that we are suppose to be giving them less by now too, but I have twin boys turning 15 months soon, and they are still getting a bottle before naps (which are still 2 a day,noticed that is slowing changing though) and one before bed, that is 3 bottles of whole organic milk/day too. And, I don't worry about it one bit. I have 2 friends that breast feed thier little ones right now and two others that are bottle feeding, and they are doing the same. The way I think about it is, why do my babies have to stop drinking milk out of a milk bottle at one, when it is strongly recommended that you breastfeed babies until they are two. Mine use them to sooth, and it's also a way I can be assured they are getting enough protein during the day.

Jennifer - posted on 10/22/2010

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I think I read that somebody is using crystal light for thier little one, just keep in mind that sugar substitutes, artificial sweeteners, additives, and other chemicals have been shown to cause food allergies as well. There is valid research out there mentioning the problems these things do to kiddos, esp. babies. Something about these extra chemicals consolidating in their digestive tracts, causing brain imbalances, and other sensitivites. Sorry I cannot speak intelligibly about this. I have just read enough to minimize the use them myself, but not enough to confidently repeat what I have learned. So ditch the "light" stuff, and the high fructose corn syrup ladies.

Masterson - posted on 09/03/2011

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Buy him a sippy cup with the soft nipple to wean him off the bottle. i went cold turkey with my 14 month old

Lindsay - posted on 10/20/2010

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My son is only 12mths but he still has at least 3 a day, sometimes 4! They say that they should be off of them by now but he's happy and I don't mind. He'll be off by 16mths so i'm not worried about it!

Tiffani - posted on 10/20/2010

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Right before my daughter turned one, her doctor told me to take her off the bottle ASAP. So about a week before her birthday I tried giving her a cup instead of a bottle before she went to sleep and she didn't mind at all. As long as she got her milk, she didn't care if it was a bottle or not. She is now 15 months old and gets 3-4 sippy cups of milk a day and 3-4 others a day with juice or water, depending on wether she asks for it or not.

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Brittney - posted on 02/18/2012

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My daughter is 16 months and drinks between 20-40 ounces of milk from her sippy per day

Sonal - posted on 02/15/2012

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she is 19 months old and takes 3-4 bottles of milk usually when she is sleeping

Monica - posted on 02/10/2012

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Not having bottles anymore but has 3 full 220ml sippies 3x a day. For some reason he self weaned at 10 months and hardly touched any milk for 2 months, and suddenly, after he turned 1, milk request came back full force!

SHANA - posted on 11/16/2010

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My son is 16 months old and still loves a bottle as well. The doctor says he should be completely weaned by now, but I am not rushing right now. He drinks about two bottles of whole milk as well. One in the morning and one at night after his bath. He drinks from sippy cups as well so I don't see the problem. I am going to start brushing his teeth soon as well.

Danielle - posted on 11/13/2010

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My Sixteen Month old is Having plenty food but like yours he drinks the bottle out of comfort i would say one bottle during the day but he only has it when he wants to go sleep and 3 bottles at night , it is a horrible habbit but my husbands insists on giving him the bottle to keep him from crying

Katie - posted on 11/09/2010

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I honestly probably spoil Joey a little. He doesn't go to sleep with a bottle or sippy cup usually. I usually just sit with him on the couch for five or ten minutes and watch some t.v. and he goes to sleep without a fight. If watching t.v. with me doesn't do the trick, my husband turns on the hairdryer and lulls him to sleep with the noise.

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I'm confused. I'm starting to wean my Son off bottles of milk before his nap and at bedtime. He already drinks water throughout the day out of a sippy cup but I've never tried milk out of a sippy cup. He calms down for sleep with his bottle but I think he wouldn't care weather it was a bottle of a sippy cup so long as it was something. I'm trying to figure out how to sooth him before sleeping without either a sippy cup or a bottle. Those who are completely off bottles, are you using a sippy cup with milk instead of a bottle or are they going down without either? If they go down without either, how did you get them to that place?

Katie - posted on 11/04/2010

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Joey has been off the bottle since right before he turned one yr . but he usually drinks about two or three ten oz. cups of milk per day. We have to give him two percent or skim milk cuz he doesn't tolerate the whole milk for some strange reason.

Ash - posted on 10/26/2010

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hi there... my 14-month old son takes 4-6 bottles of milk in a day... my doctor says, it's ok as long as he crave for it just give him because he doesn't eat too much of solid food... he is more on milk and water

Simone - posted on 10/24/2010

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My son was down to 1 bottle a day by a year old. Now at 15 months he has been bottle free for close to 3 months. He loves water out of the sippy cup, and doesn't like to drink milk. He eats yogurt 2 times a day and cheese to get his diary in.

Moana - posted on 10/24/2010

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neyla has one milk bottle for her nap from 11 to 14 and when she goes to bed at 7... so 2 bottles

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A great substitute for juice is cold green tea....green tea has natural flouride in it, so it helps prevent cavities and other potential tooth problems. My son loves it...I never give him juice or pop. He only has green tea juice, water and milk. Oh, he had a couple of cups of Grandmas homemade crabapple juice...so good if anyone is interested

Sara-lee - posted on 10/22/2010

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I started with the hard spout with holes in the top and handles each side as really easy to hold and get the milk out - i started it for water/juice at about 6 months though so maybe as shes older you could use more like what I do now - a larger beaker type with a hard spout and hole in the top - the spout folds flat so it does not leak to take it out. My son loves his - neither have been able to do those non spill sucky cups and I tried and could not either! Straws are hard for babies to learn as its a different action to a botle so you dont want that yet - my son can only just and thats cause hes got a big brother so has been trying to work his cups out for months desperate to get his drink and hes has cups for a long time!xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Heather - posted on 10/22/2010

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my son will be 15 months in a couple of days and has been off the bottle for almost 2 months. he gets a cup of milk at naptime and a cup at bedtime. through out the day he has water, sometimes i give him crystal light just to change things up a bit. i found that the soft sippycups are awsome for when you are trying to break from the bottle. he is just now getting off the soft sippys for bedtime and using a regular cup.

Lindsay - posted on 10/21/2010

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By bottles, do you mean baby bottles? My daughter got weaned off of "bottles" around 10 months old. She gave up on the "bed-time bottle" around 12 months. She has sippy cups of milk of course. She has one with every meal, usually about 6-8 oz of milk in each and juice or water in between.

Jennifer - posted on 10/21/2010

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To Rachel, they make soft top sippy cups thats a great transitioning from bottle to cup(Nuby). My daughter doesn't care for whole milk at all so I actually give her formula at least once a day in a bottle and its almost like a treat to her. She gets SO excited for it. I nursed until 13 months and sadly went over to useing a bottle a couple of times a day. She may use it once or twice a day now. Like yesterday it was only breakfast time. She can drink from both a sippy and a bottle. She's #4 and the last, so I think its mostly me who's not ready to give that baby part of her up just yet :)

Kay - posted on 10/20/2010

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My daughter has about 4-5 bottles a day, milk in the morning (Alacta, or whole milk) 1 when she in the evening, 1 before bed, and 1 in the middle of the night when she wakes up. She might have 1 by the sitter, I am not sure. I learn that milk is important to children so I just keep giving. I wish she would take it from a cup, but she only drinks her juice from cups.

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My son is 15 months old and I stopped giving him a bottle at the end of the 12th month. He has one sippy cup full of milk with dinner and that's it. Toddlers only need 2 servings of dairy products per day, so that could include one cup of milk and a yogurt, or one cup of milk and some cheese. People do not need as much dairy as we think we do, because human beings were not designed to digest dairy. We get a lot of calcium from the foods we eat. Broccoli is one of the foods that is very high in calcium.

Rochelle - posted on 10/20/2010

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My son is 14 months and eats heaps also. Liked to go to sleep with his bottle. As soon as he was 1 I took him off cold turkey. It was rough for the first week, but he learned to live with his cup. Now hes fine.

Kristen - posted on 10/20/2010

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My daughter has been compleatly off the bottle for a little over a month now. Everything she drinks is by sippy cup and I am about to start buying her sippy cups with straws sence she knows how to use those now.

Becky - posted on 10/20/2010

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My daughter is very small and has trouble gaining weight, so she has whole milk throughout the day, with every meal, etc. I'd say she drinks about 4-5 sippy cups each day.

Ellie - posted on 10/20/2010

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hehe i am one of the mums that just goes with it and at the moment my 15 mo girl has around 2 and a half bottles...but she is starting to refuse them more and more on her own which is really really good! next step...potty training!

Julie - posted on 10/19/2010

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We do about 7 oz before nap at 1 and 9oz at bedtime about 730. he sleeps around 11 hours without waking now. we still give bottles for milk, but sippys for water all day. gonna cut out the baba soon. i hope napand night are still easy

Tracy - posted on 10/19/2010

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My son is 15 months and he still has 2 bottles a day, usually 1 for breakfast but that last till lunch and sometimes another through the day just depends on the weather, then he has 1 full bottle at night before bed. That is on top of his water he has through the day as well in his sippy cup.

Jenni - posted on 10/19/2010

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My daughter is 15 months old and still has 3-4 bottles of milk (full fat UHT milk) a day, one in the morning about 5am when she wakes up, half about 10.30ish, half at 3.30ish and then one for bedtime to settle her after her bath. She may also want one throughout the night but that's not always. She hasn't got the jist of sippy cups either and the flow seems too fast for her and she chokes on her water/milk in a sippy cup quite often , plus I have tried to change the sippy cup several times but they all seem to have the same effect so she obviously prefers the bottle and that's what I've stuck too. She constantly drinks water throughout the day but again that's from a tall bottle.

Nicole - posted on 10/19/2010

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My son only takes one bottle at night and it is anywhere from 6-8ounces. He loves his bottle but is fine with out it during the day.

Heather - posted on 10/18/2010

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OUr daughter is 14 months and has 3 bottles a day, morning, mid day, bed time. Any advise on how to start to get her onto a sippy cup? What kind of sippy cups do you start with? Ones with a straw or just a lip? Any help is good help!!

Allie - posted on 10/18/2010

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i really think it depend on the dr.. like i said before my sons dr says he should have 25 oz of milk a day. 2 oz of fluoride water and 2 oz of juice a day

Ashley - posted on 10/18/2010

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My daughter is 15 months old and her doctor told me that she should be off the bottle totally after 12 months. I find this to be ridiculous. It is very comforting to her and we brush her teeth twice a day. She only takes an 8 oz bottle at night which she is starting to not want any more. It is difficult because she will not drink milk from a sippy cup. I only give her water during the day and milk at night. I do not give her any juice since she eats tons of fresh fruit during the day. She does get her dairy in with yogurt and cheese during the day if she doesn't drink the full bottle at night. Good luck!! Remember... you're the mom and you make the rules. There is nothing wrong with your method vs. mine. :)

Patti - posted on 10/18/2010

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none she was only having them at night at like 12 months then she would just take a binky for bed

Allie - posted on 10/17/2010

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my son has 3-4 bottles a day his dr says that he should have 25 oz of milk a day

Sara-lee - posted on 10/17/2010

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My son is 14 months and has a bottle before bed 4 - 6oz while having a cuddle and one when he wakes in the morning in his cot 4 - 6oz- hes never wanted milk in the day from about 6 months so ive kept these two although he eats loads and has milk on cereal and cheese and yoghurts every day too. He has water/juice in day from a hard spout cup as he cant do the sucky ones as too hard and I dont want milk all in his bed hence the bottles.

Jenny - posted on 10/17/2010

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My 14 month old son is completely off bottles, he has cows milk in his cereal in the morning, and a beaker of 5 oz milk before bed, I read that bottles after 12 months can have an adverse affect on their teeth so was quick to wean him off bottles as soon as possible after 12 months. :)

Beth - posted on 10/16/2010

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My son is 14 months old, he started on sippy cups at 8 mos old, and I give it to him when he asks for it, a few times a day it will be milk, and then I give him water at other times to make sure he is getting plenty of water as well.

Sarah - posted on 10/16/2010

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My son hasnt had a bottle since he was 11 months old but he does have 3 sipper cups of warm cows milk 3 times aday, just after meals.

Chelsi - posted on 10/16/2010

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My boy will be 15 months on the 30th. We are working on taking away the bottle completley, but currently he gets two 8oz bottles a day. One w/ his afternoon nap and one before bed. He also gets a sippy w/ milk for all three meals and he always has a sippy of water threw out the day. Sometimes juice (1/2 water) but only about 2-3 times a week. I took away his morning bottle when he turned 12 months and then at 13 months we took away his bottle w/ morning nap. Now we need to tackle afternoon nap and eventually bed time. It's not been easy breaking him of his bottles but we are getting there.

Cat - posted on 10/16/2010

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I asked my maternal health nurse about this as my boy is big and does that mean he needs more or less. She said for a 13-16 month old that eats well and is not breast fed they only need 600ml a day and you can break it up as you want. For us a morning cup of 180mlish of milk and a goodnight bottle of 200ml works and in the middle of the afternoon he gets 200ml of toddler formula. The night bottle is just to slow him down and relax rather than polish off the milk in a moment.

Erin - posted on 10/15/2010

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2. One before naptime and one before dinner. She uses sippy and straw cups the rest of the day :)

Amanda - posted on 10/15/2010

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I will say we saw he was using it more as a crutch and he was ready to give up drinking from a bottle so we just stopped giving it to him. We got a nubby sippy cup and that seemed to help. The spout is softer than most sippy cups and it was a good transition.

Amanda - posted on 10/15/2010

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He has a sippy cup of milk in the morning and one before bed. He doesn't take a bottle anymore. At 14 months we just stopped giving it to him and he adjusted pretty well. He actually started eating more solids at that point.

Cindy - posted on 10/15/2010

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My daughter is 15 months and has been sippy-cup ONLY since 10 months. I just gradually started giving her a sippy cup more often and finally took the bottle away completely. She never noticed and I don't have to buy bottle liners!

Janice - posted on 10/15/2010

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mine has 2-3 bottles of 6-8 oz, one in the morning possibly one for an evening rest and one before bed. finn is very low on the weight scale, so i give half pedisure and half whole milk. but he is very competent with sippy cups and straws throughout the day with juice.

Joy - posted on 10/14/2010

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My daughter is still on 3-4 bottles throughout the day, but she's working on going back to her sippy cups. She finally started taking one about a month and a half ago, then started to refuse it all together one day. Were working our way back to them slowly. I went through just about every cup that is made and had no luck, UNTIL i found the "pampers" stage 4 cup at toysrus. It has the silicone spout/nipple thing, and that is the ONLY one that she will take. If you still can't get him to switch, I would recommend these. With my DS, I had no problems whatsoever, he was off a bottle at his first birthday, with no problems switching... now with DD, ugh.. she's a totally different story:)

Judy - posted on 10/14/2010

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My baby weaned himself off at 13 1/2 months. He likes to do everything the big sister does :) He only wanted a drink or two out of a bottle, but we'd give him a sippy and he'd drink 4oz. It's a nice feeling to be all done with bottles!!

Jessica - posted on 10/14/2010

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I rid my son of the bottle at 13 months. He only uses cups now and drinks whole milk twice a day (5oz. in the morning and at night) and has other sources of calcium during the day (cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese, etc.) If you're trying to rid your baby of the bottle, try giving milk in a sippy cup and serve it as you would a bottle. For example, if they take a bottle in the morning when they wake up, replace it with a cup but add the same contents. It worked for mine and he's doing great.

Wilma - posted on 10/13/2010

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Good for you with me cassy really asked for it even at night... she said mommy dede(means milk)...

Rachael - posted on 10/13/2010

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Phie doesn't have a bottle anymore...I think I stopped giving them to her around 11 or 12 months? It never bothered her...probably because she likes drinking from a cup like her big sister. :)

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