Is it okay to give my toddle 4 bottes of juice at night.

Yolanda - posted on 07/20/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My baby is 1 year and 11 months does not want to drink milk at all, I've tried giving her with cup and she doesn't want gave her purity juices and she enjoys them during the day and at night. She was using a dummy at night and sometimes calls for a bottle. Now she got rid of the dummy and she drinks more than 4 bottles at night and her nappy is wet and everything and I have to wake up @ 2am to change nappy and at 6 am and am going to work. Please help!!!

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/20/2015

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Well, she's got you figured out.
Stop giving in. Either she takes what is given (water or milk) or she goes thirsty until she takes what is given.
She likes juice because it's sugary, she screams for it because you give in, rather than being a strong parent.
Oh, and when she throws that bottle? It goes away entirely until she can be a big girl and drink what she's given.

Jodi - posted on 07/20/2015

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Your toddler shouldn't be having ANY bottles of juice at night.

Do you know why she cries and carries on and "insists"? because you give in to her. It is not good for her teeth, and it is very high in sugar. She shouldn't be having more than a couple of small cups of juice a day anyway, but definitely not at night - when was the last time you had her teeth checked by the dentist? It will absolutely ruin them.

You need to be the parent and stand your ground. Learn to say no and give her the choice - milk or water (I'd be hesitant about milk too, but it's better than juice). She won't carry on about it forever. But you need to do the hard yards and put a stop to it.

Will she drink water?

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Michelle - posted on 07/20/2015

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Like the others have said, YOU are the parent so what you say goes, not what your toddler wants. If she throws the bottle at you, then take it away and she doesn't get anything.

Sarah - posted on 07/20/2015

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The AAP has advised no juice at all anymore. Period. Due to obesity and tooth decay. It will be a tough change, but she will either drink what is given to her or go thirsty. She is not going to pass away from dehydration, she will drink the water.
One concern I do have is excessive thirst can be a symptom of diabetes. So if she is really thirsty and it isn't just a habit, get that checked out.
You can ease the process by cutting the juice 50/50 and then 25/75 and the 10/90 and then all water.

Yolanda - posted on 07/20/2015

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Yes Jodi she drinks water during the day but when I give her water at night ,she just throws the bottle back to me.

thanks very much mummy's ill try giving her water today and see.

Gena - posted on 07/20/2015

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I agree with Michelle. Just give water. Teeth will rot and its not fun to go to the dentist to get all the teeth fixed or even pulled.

Yolanda - posted on 07/20/2015

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I understand Michelle ,but she Insists and cries when she wants the juice,she does not want milk at all, she stopped using milk when she was 9 months.when I give her water in the same bottle, she throws it back to me and she cries for juice.

Michelle - posted on 07/20/2015

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You child should not be drinking that much juice, it will rot her teeth and also can cause obesity!!!!
If she is thirsty she should only be drinking water or a bottle of milk.

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