sippy at bedtime??

Stephanie - posted on 02/25/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 19 months old and has always had a bottle/cup at bedtime. Since we are potty training her I dont want to throw her off the great progress she is making by taking away her bedtime cup. As of right now I dont have a problem with changing a diaper in the morning when she wakes up, but would like to get away from it! also if you mommys are giving cups at bedtime what do you give your child? I was told to never give milk at bedtime just water but my daughter wont drink anything but milk at bedtime, i guess its kind of calming.

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Michelle - posted on 03/01/2011

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I have two girls and a third on the way. I never gave bottles or sippy cups at night. If you have to, only do water as juice and milk are horrible for their teeth. I found that if they needed a drink before bed, I gave it to them prior to going to bed....vs, taking a drink to bed. I am not sure if this is what helped them to really never have bedtime accidents but both of them potty trained at age 2 and only had a handful of nighttime accidents before they were completely potty trained at night to. Maybe make a big deal that she is a big girl now and she can have her drink before she goes to bed like mommy does instead of taking it to bed......good luck!

RaShell - posted on 02/27/2011

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I eventually broke my daughter of the drink at nite. She had a sippy cup but once she understood to go potty really good during the day then that's when I took it away. Also when I was ready to take the diaper off during the nite is when I took the cup away. I only tried to do one big change at a time. Too many changes at one time may cause her to step back a few steps. You will know what to do. Your the only one who knows your daughter best.

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 02/26/2011

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I have always given my kids drinks at night. They usually have juice or chocolate milk or water (depends in the weather,how they feel etc) id say stick with the drink at night, make sure she goes toilet before bed. Or even wake her during tge night for a while. :)

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