Almost 3 and bottles at betime?

Carrie - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son still gets a bottle at bedtime. Its hard to break the habit. During the day he has a normal cup, but when it comes to bedtime he will not take a sippie cup only a bottle. What should I do?

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Bottles at bedtime can lead to a multitude of health problems later down the road. Crooked teeth are the number one but there are a whole laundry list of others.

Sheila - posted on 07/14/2010

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Zoe got to 2 and a half and I told her the bottle monster was going to come and take all her bottles. I gave her her milk in a cup and she took that under protest but I had to stick with my word. She doesn't have a cup now but does ask for cereal and a drink at bedtime. Fine with me. Sx

Catherine - posted on 07/14/2010

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i stared this about 6 months ago, its hard to get them off but you can try different things, i took my son to the shop and told him i was buying him a new bedtime bottle, instead of the baby ones i showed him more grown up ones that still had a teat he used that for about a month and then we took him back to buy him a grown up cup. still shapped like a bottle but it is soft spout cross between a teat and a spout then again a month later we got him a new one which is a non spill sippy cup. sometimes a normal sippy cup can the drink come out to quick so we find the non spill one better as it is slower. he still uses that now but only has water instead of milk. its a long process that way, but it has worked for me. you could try just giving him the drink in the cup and saying the bottles have gone because other babys need them now and he's a big boy now..... depends how tolerant he is :) hope you manage, google tommee tippee, they do a great range of cups and bottles

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