How to continue to break my 15 month old from her bottle

Brittany - posted on 10/14/2014 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I have a 15 month old adorable daughter and I want to break her from her bottles. All during the day she be on her sippy cup. But she takes a bottle sometimes before she goes to bed. What should I do to keep her away from her bottle other than hide them. She never sucked a pacifier nor sucks her thumb.

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Chrissy - posted on 10/17/2014

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I have five children. A 14 year old, soon 13, and twin girls age 8, plus my newest addition at soon to be 3 months. One boy and rest girls. I found the best way to deal with bottles, and soothers is to only give them their milk in the sippy cup. The only thing that they can have in a bottle is water, only once a day until they seem good with the cup. Then get rid of the bottle completely by letting your child go to the store with you and tell her "you're such a big girl now that you get to pick a big girl cup." Then depending on how brave you are let her pick either another sippy cup or even better go straight to an actual cup. She will love the special shopping time with you and the compliments. You will probably still have a few rough days while getting rid of the bottle but it will get better:) good luck

Deborah - posted on 10/14/2014

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On my second child, she was hard to wean off the bottle. But I found the sippy cups that had the soft straw-like nipple was a good transition. She hated the sippy cup that can only be sipped off from the rim. She liked the one that had the sucker piece. Once I found the right sippy cup she enjoyed, the bottled were packed up. I hoped that helped.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/14/2014

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Get rid of the bottles. When she asks, tell her that she's a big girl, and big girls don't use bottles.

And if she persists, well, you can't give her what you don't have. Show her that all of the baby bottles are gone, and give her a cup. she'll throw a fit, but she'll soon realize that she's not getting that bottle back.

Sarah - posted on 10/14/2014

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If she only takes the bottle sometimes before bed I would just get rid of all the bottles either throw them away or pack them away and put some place where there are no longer seen.

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Sarah - posted on 10/17/2014

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If she is drinking well during the day she does not need the milk before bed. By time they hit 12 months they are only needing 12-16 ounces of milk a day. So if they are drinking milk at each of their meals during the day they don't need the milk at night.

Brittany - posted on 10/17/2014

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Thanks for the advice. That was really helpful. But I have one question? What to do if she want drink milk out her sippy cup? My baby drink milk, juice, water out her sippy cup during the day. But want drink milk out her sippy cup at night when it's time to go to bed

Chrissy - posted on 10/17/2014

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Soothers you just completely cut out no options. Just in case you need to know later. Lol

Sarah - posted on 10/14/2014

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Start a new routine after bath.....Instead of a bottle read a book together in the rocking chair or in her bed.

Brittany - posted on 10/14/2014

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That's great. Ima try tho. She's bout off. I just want my baby not to take one at night when she goes to bed, but she been doing good tho taking a soppy cup during the day almost half the night too. Until she gets out the tub she be knowing what time it is

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/14/2014

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I actually 'cheated' with mine...we headed out on a road trip, I forgot to pack the bottles...and by the time I remembered, it was in the middle of nowhere, all I had was a sippy cup and a pissed off kiddo...LOL...He weaned pretty quickly

Brittany - posted on 10/14/2014

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Okay. What to do if she starts crying for it? Even tho she barely does that.

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