BABY ADDICTED TO HIS BOTTLE AT 19 MONTHS

*SAMANTHA* - posted on 04/06/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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SO IVE BOUGHT MY 19 MONTH OLD DIFFERENT TYPES OF CUPS TO WEAN HIM OFF THE BOTTLE THE THING IS WHAT EVER IS IN A CUP HE LIKES TO SPIT IT OUT AND WITH HIS BOTTLES HE CRYS FOR THEM AND ASKS FOR ONE THROUGH OUT THE DAY ALSO HE LIKES TO PLAY WITH THE BOTTLE AND BITE THE NIPLES THIS IS HOW I KNOW HIS READY TO GET OFF THE DAME BOTTLE IM SO SICK OF THE BOTTLES I JUST NEED ADVICE ON HOW I CAN MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT EAISIER FOR MYSELF AND XZAIVIER HIS A BIG BOY AND ALREADY PEED IN THE POTTY ITS JUST THE BOTTLE THING IS HARDER THEN I EXPECTED..

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Tinker1987 - posted on 04/11/2011

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and job well done on the potty training. some kids are pushing 3 years old and not doing it.why would anyone be discouraging of that!!!

Jenni - posted on 04/07/2011

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I've introduced sippy cups with both my children around 6 months. They always preferred their bottles but would still use the sippy cups. At 10 months I started just putting water in my son's bottles. He never drank plain water unless it had a tiny bit of no sugar added juice. Except when it was in a bottle. I put milk and 1/5 juice to 4/5 water in his cups. Just water in the bottles. He'd still drink from the bottles but eventually learned the 'good' stuff was in his sippy cups. By 12 months I stopped giving bottles, there was a tiny bit of protest about it for the first week but I stayed firm.



My son is nearly 3 yo now and still drinks very diluted juice in the same measurements as above.

Louise - posted on 04/07/2011

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It is a comfort thing for him,my kids were all off bottles before 1 year.However dummies were different ,they were 2 years old nearly.Because that was there comfort.With my 2 year old though from 13 months i took it of her in the mornings and she didnt have it untill night time.I figured if she didnt see them in the day she wouldnt miss them.Maybe you could start by stopping all day time bottles.If hes thirsty he will soon drink from a cup.It will be very hard but he will just scream and tantrum and you will have to just ignore him.My friend used to give in to her lad and he was on bottles and formula at that,untill he was 4.He will soon get used to it and if you can get it to where he only has 1 bottle before bed thats better than nothing.Then you can stop that 1 after a while. good luck x

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My daughter was always way ahead of herself. The bottle was the only baby thing she would not give up.She was out of nappies at 12mths lead by her might i add , walking and talking at 9mths etc.I just allowed her to wean herself off it.

She just had it twice in the evening and sippy during the day.Sippy during the day was good i guess but its comfort thing and i did not push it.She gave it up on her own.At age 2&half for good.

Jennifer - posted on 04/06/2011

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I'm not sure how it's supposed to be easy for a baby to get off the bottle after being on it for so long. I winged all 4 of my boys off the bottle at 10 and 11 months, I hated the bottle that much! You might have to do cold turkey. Or try taking it away at certain times and then increasing it and finally it should be over maybe in a couple of weeks. He is going to cry, it's inevitable.... but I hope you get through it fast.

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*SAMANTHA* - posted on 04/11/2011

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I KNOW RITE IM A DARN GOOD MOM I STRUGGLE EVERYDAY FINANCIALLY BUT IM IN COLLGE N I'D DO ANYTHING FOR MY SON CROSS MY HEART I WOULD I LOVE MY SON TO THE FULL EXTERME OF LOVE BEYOND WHAT HUMANS KNOW AS LOVE

*SAMANTHA* - posted on 04/11/2011

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HE HAS ALOT OF CUPS THAT I PERSONALLY LET HIM PICK BUT ITS LIKE HE HATES MILK IN HIS CUPS N HE IS IN THE STAGE OF SPITTING ALL LIQUIDS OUT ON THE FLOOR ITS FUNNY TO HIM BUT NOT ME LOL I HATE THE MESSES N HE BITES HIS BOTTLES

Tinker1987 - posted on 04/11/2011

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i would take it away cold turkey. or start only having water in it.he will evenutally not get any soothing satisfaction out of it.Or take him big boy cup shopping.maybe you can find a cup with his favorite character on it.like the type that have a pop up straw,my neices love those,my one neice was 10 months old when she started on that type of cup...

*SAMANTHA* - posted on 04/11/2011

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DONT EVER THINK YOU CAN GIVE ME ADVICE HOW TO RAISE MY CHILD HE IS A GOOD BOY HIS MY BABY N ILL NVR FORCE HIM TO GIVE UP ON ANYTHING N DUHH HIS A BABY HE HAS PLENTY TIME TO GROW N IMA B HERE ONE STEP AT A TIME CUZ HE IS MINE KAY JULEAH!!!

*SAMANTHA* - posted on 04/11/2011

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THANKS TO EVERYONE BUT ITS FUNNY HOW JULEAH SAY IT SARCASTICALLY I KNOW HE WILL GROW OFF IT I KNOW THAT HE IS SMALL N I DEFINATLEY KNOW THAT HE WILL GROW OUT OF IT SO NO NEED TO BE FUNNY WITH THEE COLLEGE THING I'D B ONE CRAZY MOTHER IF HE WAS IN COLLEGE DRINKN A BOTTLE LIKE A BABY EVEN THO HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY BABY NO MATTER HOW OLD HE GETS IM A GOOD MOMMY N I WAS ONLY ASKIN FOR ADVICE BECUZ HIS MY FIRST CHILD N I DONT WANNA B A BAD MOM WITH MY SON ON A BOTTLE FOREVER I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF IT WAS A BAD THING BUT I HEAR ITS OK AND HIS FINE IM DOING A HELL OF A JOB N EVER BABY IS DIFFERENT ITS NOT LIKE I FORCE HIM TO PEE IN THE POTTY IM PROUD MY BABY! HE KNEW HOW TO DO IT BECUZ IVE BEEN TEACHIN HIM I HAVE TIME FOR MY BABY N IM DOING GREAT WITH HIM SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH N GOD BLESS U N YOURS!

JuLeah - posted on 04/06/2011

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19 months old is very very young to be toilet trained, or really even start. 19 month olds are often still wanting a bottle if they use it for security. If it is a comfort thing for him the more you force, the more he will need it. There will come a day he will toss it on his own. I promise you he wont take it to college with him :) He is a baby for a very few years, don't make him give this up too soon. Let him be little, he has all his adult life to be a 'big boy'

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