How do I get my Toddler from begging for the Sippy Cup at night ?

Alexis - posted on 03/31/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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When I took her off the bottle around 12 months I introduced her to the sippy and she started sucking that at night to fall asleep and wakes up in the middle of the night screaming " CUP" and me or my husband would get her a cup of Apple Juice no matter the time of night so she can fall back to sleep . But now im trying to when her off and she goes into a rage. PLEASE HELP!

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/31/2016

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STOP. You're giving in to her. OF COURSE she is going to continue this behaviour. You aren't necessarily doing anything WRONG, but definitely not recommended. You can fix it though. It will take work, but you can do it.

Get her off the juice. There's nothing wrong with having a cup of water available at all times. I keep a cup of water on my headboard at night for a drink when I wake. The cup is not the problem.

The juice in the cup, however, is. Giving that much sugar in the middle of the night only serves to keep them more awake, leads to tooth decay (you don't get her up to clean her teeth after her midnight juice), and is generally never recommended. Juice, in small amounts, here and there is fine. Not as a midnight soother.

Good luck.

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Sarah - posted on 03/31/2016

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Just because your child screams bloody murder does not mean you give in to her wants

Michelle - posted on 03/31/2016

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I agree with the other ladies, you need to get her off the juice. Put water in her sippy cup and don't give in when she has a tantrum over it.
My kids will wake up thirsty during the night but they all have water bottles beside their beds.

Dove - posted on 03/31/2016

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Put water in the cup and let her drink that if she wants to.

NEVER give juice to a child during the night. Juice isn't necessarily harmful during the day on occasion, but regularly and throughout the night is SOOOO bad for their teeth and offers zero benefits.

Jodi - posted on 03/31/2016

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You're going the right way towards bad teeth giving her apple juice. I agree with Sarah, just water at night.

Heck, even now, my kids only get one glass of juice a day, and that is with their dinner.....and my youngest is 11.

Sarah - posted on 03/31/2016

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Getting her off the juice is more important than the cup itself right now. Juice is completely unnecessary and terrible for her teeth. Start diluting the juice by an ounce at a time with water until she is on just water. She may decide that it is no longer worth rousing for the water.

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