how do i get my 4 yr old daughter to get rid of her bottle

Yomary - posted on 04/23/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )




my 4yr wont use a sippy cup im struggling to take her off it her teeth are starting to get meesed up i try lots of things i even buy her toys and new sippy cups and nothing my 1 yr old allready uses it but she dont my husband is even trying my sister inlaw is even trying and nothing does anyone has any idea on how please help any idea counts thanks!


Tammy - posted on 04/23/2012




First throw all of the other bottles away. Prep her for when the bottle gets messed up. Such as when that one tares up there's no more. Then cut a small whole in the side of the nipple when she keeps getting wet say time to throw it away. All gone!! Then don't buy another one.

S. - posted on 04/23/2012




I agree with the others just bin the sippy cup's. take her to the shop and choose ones with character's on it when she ask's for the sippy cups tell her she's a big girl and has big girl cups now.
My 4 year old is very headstrong but always responds well with stick's and positive parenting so maybe that kind of thing will help in this situation too. What ever you do do not give in to her, she will use the cup eventually if nothing else is on offer.


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Sarah - posted on 04/23/2012




Just throw them out. If she doesn't like it, tough luck, bottles are for babies, not big girls. She will probably throw a tantrums for a couple days then get over it.Is

Bonnie - posted on 04/23/2012




Throw them away. She will get over it. She should get over it faster at the age of 4 than a child who is 18 months or two.

S. - posted on 04/23/2012




Tammy what a good idea :) my mum says when I was two years old she wanted me off my dummy so she stopped washing it and let it go all yucky, I put it in my mouth and gagged and she told me to put it in the bin then when I later asked for it she said "you can't have it, you put it in the bin" I apparently only asked for it a couple of times and got the same answer. A bit rank but it worked.

Louise - posted on 04/23/2012




Get rid of the sippy cups and give her a cup. Look for a curly straw and let her have fun with that and then discard the straw. Just put the drink on the table and when she is thirsty she will drink it.

Dove - posted on 04/23/2012




Throw away all the bottles (especially if the one year old is on a sippy cup). If there are none, she can't use one. Unless she has other developmental/emotional issues that you haven't mentioned, she WILL eventually start drinking without the bottle.

Brittney - posted on 04/23/2012




I agree, just take it away and don't look back. Offer a regular cup at this age, she may make a mess, but its a lot better than the alternative. She will put up a fight, but don't give in! Good luck!

Kaitlin - posted on 04/23/2012




Four YEARS old? Just take them all away. Don't even offer a sip cup- that's going to be bad for her teeth too. Just give her a plastic cup, maybe with her favorite character on it- she doesn't even need a sip cup. At this age, it is beyond a war of wills. Just take them away, throw them in the trash, and don't look back. She'll throw a fit, of course, and probably make a mess, but she's FOUR. She's just being stubborn, and giving in will continue to teach her that if she throws a fit, she'll get what she wants. Four year olds are annoyingly smart ;)

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