i don't know how to take my childs bottle away to i can stop with nappies

Shireen - posted on 01/17/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi, My daughter Rachel just turned 3 in December and she is toilet trained but she still has a bottle when she goes to bed so i have to put nappies on at night, but i want to stop with this now because she is getting big, i don't know how to do this she is a very strong willed little person and it's hard to discipline this little world wind
Please if anyone has advise for me

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Michelle - posted on 01/17/2014

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In regards to the night time nappy, don't push it. My daughter will be 4 in March and has been day trained for 18 months. She finally stopped wetting her night time pull up just before Christmas and has been dry ever since.
They will tell you when they are ready by saying they are dry each morning or not.

Kayla - posted on 01/17/2014

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It can cause cavities, because of the sugar in the milk. Sometimes kids drink it but they don't swallow it fully, because they are half asleep or whatever. And it can affect the placement of the teeth because she is still growing.
Check out this link
http://www.ada.org/sections/professional...

About the screaming and crying, unfortunately you are going to have to deal with it. You can soothe her in other ways rather than giving her a bottle. You have to stay strong and follow through with it, consistency is key! I promise you, if you are consistent and don't give in, it will get easier, and soon enough she won't ask for it any more. If she is shouting and crying, maybe just tell her that she can't have the bottle anymore, and offer to read her a book, or sing her a song.

Kayla - posted on 01/17/2014

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At 3 she is old enough to understand what you are telling her, so I would suggest you tell her that bottles aren't for big girls, and that big girls drink from a cup. She may not be happy, but if you are consistent with it, and don't give in and just give her one, she will forget about it eventually. The bottle is definitely bad for her teeth at this point, so you really should take it away.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/17/2014

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If your 3 yo is too strong willed for you to take a night time bottle out of the equation, then I wonder how you're going to get through the next 15 years!
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Tell her that big girls who use the potty do NOT use bottles, but cups. She may have a drink of water before bed, but that's it. And stay firm. I don't care how much she screams, cries or throws fits, she doesn't get it back.

Perhaps take a weekend trip somewhere and "forget" to bring her bottle. That's how I weaned my youngest at 18 mo. My eldest weaned himself before he was 18 mo.

Shireen - posted on 01/17/2014

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Thanks, I had no idea that it is bad for their teeth, how is it bad?
she is very strong willed and what if she screams and shout and crys because i am not giving her a bottle anymore?

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