HELP! MY 14 MONTH OLD STILL WANTS HER BOTTLE!!!
Tara - posted on 06/26/2011
If you find it to be a problem you could try what I did with both my girls at that age. I transitioned them to a sippy cup most of the time, then when they were really comfortable with the cup I told them that the "bottle fairy" was going to be coming to get the bottles for new, little babies that needed them since they were bigger girls and could use a cup.
I told them about a week in advance of when I was planning on getting the bottles out of the house and encouraged them to use the sip cups that week. The day before the "bottle fairy" visit, my husband and I took them to Walmart and let them each pick out a brand new "big girl" sip cup (the ones with the no-drip straws by Playtex) - the next day, all the bottles were bagged up and the girls came along with us so the "bottle fairy" could drop off the bottles at the local Salvation Army for all the little babies that needed them. Neither of the girls fussed at all, except the 1st night after we dropped the bottles off and it's been smooth sailing since. (My girls are currently 3 and 20 months).
Sadie - posted on 06/26/2011
It's not a big deal, but maybe if you are wanting to have a plan for when you want to change, you could try taking her shopping and letting her pick her own special sippy cup for a big girl. Don't stress over it, she won't be 21 and still on a bottle!!
Marcele - posted on 06/26/2011
i agree that it is no big deal. i nursed my son until he was 1 year almost exclusively. he was taking sippy cups since he was 5 months. but when he went on milk at a year i put it in a bottle. it just seemed more relaxing than a cup. I took him to the dentist at 15 months for his first check up and she agreed it was not a problem ... as long as she does not drink it throughout the night. that is when it is bad for her teeth because the milk sugars will sit in her mouth. i used to make him sip some water after his bottle to clean out his mouth. i see no difference between bottle and sippy cups anyway. does it really bother you or does it bother your pediatrician??? we drank bottles until we were 3!!!! DON'T STRESS
Jodi - posted on 06/26/2011
Meh. I personally don't see it as a big deal. My youngest enjoyed her bottle first thing in the morning when she woke and at night just before she cleaned her teeth,etc, right up until she was about 2 1/2. It won't harm her.
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