How do I get my 3 and 4 year off bottles?

Joy - posted on 10/12/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )

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How do I get my 3 and 4 year old to stop using bottles

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Sherri - posted on 10/12/2011

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Simply throw them away. They were ready 100% for a sippy or regular cup by the time they were 12mo's. Heck my kids were off sippy cups and only drank from a regular cup 100% of the time by the time they were 2.

Faye - posted on 10/12/2011

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With them helping, box the bottles and such and "send" them to a baby who needs them. Take the box to a woman's shelter in your area.

Tinker1987 - posted on 10/12/2011

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Have you even tried sippy cups and such?? ! that seems old to be having a bottle... Personally i would just throw them away.

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Bonnie - posted on 10/15/2011

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Having a special needs child is something totally different. I would definitely talk with the doctor about it.

Ez - posted on 10/15/2011

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If you have a special needs child, that is something you need to discuss with their doctor. But otherwise, just take them away. Take them to choose a special new cup and replace it with that.

Medic - posted on 10/14/2011

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Just throw them out....my kids were off the bottles by a year. My niece is handicapped and she was off the bottles by 18-24 months and just used sippys.

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If the 3 year old is capable of drinking out of a cup during the day like you mentioned.... you should just be able to get rid of the bottles.

Sara - posted on 10/14/2011

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If your three month old is developmentally incapable of using a cup, then I'm not sure there's much you can do. Talk to your ped about it if you're concerned about giving her a bottle and see what they recommend based on her medical needs. Good luck!

Sara - posted on 10/14/2011

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We took the bottle away from our daughter when she was 2, and while it was a struggle for a few days, we just took it away. She was having one before bed, so we just started giving her a sippy cup (which she was using at all other times of the day) and that was that. She threw a fit for a few days, but after that she never asked for one again.

Joy - posted on 10/14/2011

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they only use bottles at bedtime cups during the day. My 3 year old is handicapped and I was told that her mental compatibly is that of a 6 month old rather then one of a 3 year old

Amanda - posted on 10/12/2011

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My son was nearly 2 when I got rid of the bottle. I told him bottles were for babies and that he had to drink out of a big boy cup. I bought a pack of take and toss cup with the differnt coloured cups and lids and he got to choose what colours he was going to drink out of.

September - posted on 10/12/2011

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I would suggest that you just take them away. Our son was on a sippy cup at 6 months and drinking from a regular cup by the time he was a year old. If need be start with a sippy and ease them into a regular cup. Good luck! :)

Bonnie - posted on 10/12/2011

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Yup, some kids are ready very young. On average, bottles are usually gone by around 12-24 months and sippys are used and then by 3 or 4 a regular cup.

Tinker1987 - posted on 10/12/2011

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very true bonnie. come to think of it my neice who is 2 and a half is drinking from a regular kid cup!

Bonnie - posted on 10/12/2011

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I agree with Keli. Throw them away without them even knowing. By 3 and 4 years they should already be close to using a regular drinking cup if not already using one.

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