Catherine - posted on 01/09/2011 ( 80 moms have responded )
Hey everyone I have a question or two. My son is 18months old and my doctor told me that by 18months he shouldn't be using a bottle anymore. She said it was because of kids teeth. Because of my lack of breast milk I was unable to breast feed, so the bottles all he's known. He's been able to drink from a sippy cup for awhile and does like it. But when it comes to nap time and first thing in the morning, EPIC crying fits are thrown if its not a bottle. I'm talking full out, down on all fours tears soaking the floor, looking at me as if I'd killed his best friend... And this can go on for 30 minutes at a time. Each time. With eventually getting so tired he just cuddles and has no milk.
He's never ever like this with anything else. It looks like he's just not ready for this... But another really important thing to mention is that he was totally off any day time bottles about 2 months ago. He only had one in a day and that was an hour before bed. Then he had a serious allergic reaction to cinnamon (weird right) and refused to eat any food for 2 weeks, only thing he would take was bottles... Then when he finally started to eat "real" food again, he refused his sippy cup...
In other peoples experience is it best to cut cold turkey? SHould I just let him have them for awhile longer? Help!