How old is to old for a bottle at night?

Karie - posted on 03/11/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My two year old still wants a bottle to go to bed. Is he to old for this?

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Bobbie - posted on 03/11/2011

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I think it's ok but make sure to only put water in it , milk or juice could ruin your baby's teeth but start soon to try and wean your baby off make sure your baby is well fed before bed and slowly take the bottle away a night. I had this problem with my frist child it took about a month to wean him and some times I had to give him something else to hold ot fall asleep with.

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Jennifer - posted on 03/13/2011

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I'd say water only. But getting rid of the bottles now will be easier than later. Time for a new bedtime routine... when you feel determined with strong resolve, do it.

Meg - posted on 03/13/2011

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If it is possible, try to wean to a sippy cup or a covered container with a straw. The cup stays on a night table. My son is 6 and sometimes is thirsty at night. I keep a covered container of water on his nighttable. He knows he can have a drink and put it back there. My son use to have a sippy cup of milk before bed when we read to him, but once it was bedtime the drink was gone.

Kelli - posted on 03/11/2011

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when my daughter who now is four we took the bottle away about two we one night decide that a cup was need so we packed up the bottles and told her the bottle fairy came and got them so she was now a big girl and needed to use cups and it worked that way for us no problems at all

Krista - posted on 03/11/2011

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If it's milk, it's not recommended at any age, because of the harm it can do to their teeth. In my opinion, two is too old for a bottle, and besides that, giving him a drink before bed will make potty training difficult.

Cheree - posted on 03/11/2011

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i say thats way 2 old for a bottle.get your little one to drink a cup of milk on the couch before bed and then lay them down.

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If it's just water I'd say it's fine for now. If it's anything else you should probably wean him off asap for the sake of protecting his teeth.

Verona - posted on 03/11/2011

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If he just turned 2 I thinks it's ok. I was told that if you want your child off the bottle or pacifier that it takes 3 days for them to get use to not having it.

Sherri - posted on 03/11/2011

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Yup according to pediatricians he should have been completely off the bottle by 12mo's.

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