my 2 and a half year old still takes a bottle to bed.....

Louise - posted on 02/02/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

5

1

0

my 2 and a half year old son won't come off his bottle at night. he doesn't drink the milk but keeps the bottle in his mouth. he has never had a dummy so i think its a security thing. i tried leaving him cry but he ends up hurting himself by hitting his face and head off things. i'm really stuck and don't know what to do!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

5 Comments

View replies by

Josie - posted on 02/03/2009

13

5

0

my son is the same and is 28months and he still a dummy but my son drinks the milk then cuddles the bottle i wouldnt b 2 worried bout it. in time he will throw the bottle way when his good and ready and not before if you keep tryin to take the bottle away he will find something else to replace it

Tarilyn - posted on 02/03/2009

84

44

7

Some good day time cups are actually I find anyways, any that are straw cups...you can get playtex ones (they tend to be my favourite personally), baby einstien, and princess, cars, etc. Also, sports bottles I find work really well as well. You can get super cute ones like princess cars, dora, deigo (sp?), etc. If they are thick, and you cant see the whats inside they tend to last longer I find, with the exception of the sports cups. I find the straw cups (also no spill) are hard to spray around as my daughter used to do that as well...but they dont break (and trust me has she ever tried lol), but she did figure out, if you hold it upside down and push the straw with your fingers like you do with your mouth that stuff comes out...but its only little drips...so nothing major! Also, one warning with the straw cups, be careful about them chewing on it...you may need to replace the straws from time to time...but they can be bought as a replacement, for very cheap and they are just great over all! Easy to clean too!!! Good luck!

Louise - posted on 02/03/2009

5

1

0

thanks so much for the advice. he has a teddy he's carrying around wit him at the moment!! any advice on good daytime cups as he keeps breaking them or manages to get the none spill ones to spray all over the walls!!

Tarilyn - posted on 02/03/2009

84

44

7

My daughter is 20 months, still on a bottle at night and nap time as well. She tries to have it during the day as well, but I wont let her! I only fill it with water though. Anyways, we just tried her on a new "bottle" of sorts. It's a NUBY and its actually a sippy cup, but the spout (spill proof) feels like a bottle nipple! That way shes not on a bottle, but still gets the sucking comfort (as you have to suck to get anything out of it) and the feel of the "nipple". Like your son, my daughter NEVER took a pacifier. She also has been bottle feed from 29 hours old, as I could not BF! For her we know its a comfort thing. We also found her another comfort object, well 2 really. We got her a fleece blanket that she got to pick out (Hannah Montana as she is a HUGE fan) and her stuffed frog. That way shes not feeling too alone, when shes not got the bottle! I hope this helps some! Good luck!

Megan - posted on 02/02/2009

52

32

16

What happens if you just put some water in the bottle? Maybe you could try that. I don't know what help it does with actually taking it away, but if you can get him to suck on that rather than the milk, it's better for his oral health. Maybe try replacing something else comforting? A blanky or teddy? Maybe even lay with him without the bottle.

Other than that, I would just keep trying to put him down without it. It can be a huge fight, and an emotion struggle but in the end, he really will understand that it's gone, and it's not coming back. The more you cave, the more he knows "if I keep crying and screaming, it'll come!"

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms