Monica - posted on 05/25/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 3 year old who still uses the bottle. A lot of moms have told me it's not okay for a kid his age to still be drinking from the bottle and I've had moms tell me it is, to just let him stop when he is ready.
The thing is that he is so attached to the bottle that at times he replaces meals with the bottle. For example, we try to eat breakfast with him and he'll cry and say he wants the bottle and won't eat or drink anything else. He mostly does eat for lunch and dinner but has about two bottles in between. Lately he just went through a period where he wouldn't have anything during the day but maybe some yogurt and cereal and his bottle. He did this for about 2 weeks. He didn't want to eat anything and I took him to the doctor and told the doctor he wasn't eating and the doctor said he was fine; found nothing wrong with him. Also at night he wakes up at least twice to drink from his bottle. I go through gallons of milk quickly.
Should I take away the bottle from him?