help me im trying to take the bottle from my 22 month old

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Autumn - posted on 08/24/2009

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my daughter had both a sippy cup and a bottle and she always wanted the bottle. So at 18 months, one morning I told her no more bottles, that they were all gone that she can only have a cup, I even said it twice so she would get it. Ever since then she doesn't ask or want a bottle

Sara - posted on 08/24/2009

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Just take that bottle away! You can buy sippy cups with nipple like spouts (Nuby Cups). Find them, buy them, use them. Trash those bottles and never look back.

Ashley - posted on 08/23/2009

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Why does he still have it? Take them all and throw them away! He may throw a fit but eventually he'll need to drink :)

Lisa - posted on 08/21/2009

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My son has not had a bottle since he was 7 months old.....all the bottles were in the dishwasher and that was all that was available..a sippy cup. He hasn't looked back since. Cold turkey worked for my 13 yr old when she was 12 months old. I took all the bottles and put them in the trash..put her milk in a sippy cup and told her that was all there was...if she was thirsty this was how she was going to drink...it worked!

Shonda - posted on 08/20/2009

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By the time my son was 13 months old he had no more bottles. I started him using a sippy cup for juice and water when he was about 7-8 mo old, then he'd have his formula in them at lunch... (bottles for breakfast and evening/bed time only) We started out w/the Nuby cups w/the soft spouts, (supposedly spill proof) then we moved to a Gerber cup when he got big enough to figure out how to drain the Nuby lol. One day I just went in and gathered up al his bottles and listed them on Craigslist-- cheap-- they were gone and he never fussed once. Now he drinks from a straw when we're out to eat even so the sippys are at home only. He's slowly learning to drink from an open cup too... (Im' not so excited about that one yet!)



Another thing that might help is if he's around other kids his age and see they're not drinking for bottles... my son started stealing sippys at daycare by the time he was 10 mo old--



Good luck...

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Your just going tohave to take it and deal with the fits. A sippy cup with a soft lid might help you with the transition. Best of luck.

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I prefer the cold turkey method. Take the bottles and don't look back. It will all be over in a couple or three days! Determine, first, to just do it, have patience, and don't dare give in. Basically, Mom, be tough!!!

Collin - posted on 08/19/2009

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My daughter is 21 months and she will only drink her milk in the morning and night time in her bottle. Make sure your son only uses his bottle once or twice a day. The problem becomes when they are stuck to the bottle all day long. My doctor asked me to stop giving my daughter her bottle and I told him that I will eventually, but if it makes her comfortable and happy I am not going to stop that. Is your son and the bottom line is that you know what's best for him!!!

Naoma - posted on 08/19/2009

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I agree - just take the bottles and put them away - out of site - out of mind....he will eventually drink from that cup - but all 4 of mine were done with bottles no later than 13 months....

Melissa - posted on 08/19/2009

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I realize it may be too late in the game for this...but when my son was capable of drinking from a sippy cup at 12 months I just threw away the bottles.



The nanny shows on TV for binkys sometimes use a "binky" fairy to take the binkies for the new little babies. And then the next morning give your child a little trinket from the "binky" fairy.

Celeste - posted on 08/19/2009

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I took my youngest son to the store and had him choose his sippy cups. He thought that was great because he had a choice of what cup or cups he got to buy! Then get rid of all the bottles in the house and tell your child (if they ask) that the trash man took them! They will eventually forget about their bottles!

Jessica - posted on 08/19/2009

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What we did for my daughter at a year, was only offer her Milk/juice ect in the sippy and then water only in a bottle. She would always prefer the "good stuff" in the sippy. lol.

Shelsea - posted on 08/19/2009

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my son is 16 months and hasnt had a bottle since he was 9 months! start with a sippy that has a soft top, i used the munchkin ones, he loved them because the top was soft like a bottle nipple. once she is used to that switch to a hard top one, you can also buy the sippys with the straw, he liked those too...it made him feel like a big boy...good luck!!

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