Chassidy - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 229 moms have responded )
My daughter Addison will be celebrating her first birthday on Feb. 12. I am pretty sure i am tossing the bottles at that time. I did this same thing with my son nearly 5 years ago, on his birthday i threw away every bottle in our house ( and i made sure the garbage would be picked up the next day, that way i wouldnt be able to give in.) Now with that said i do believe my daughter is a bit more head strong than my son was a one. I mean my son actually started sleeping through the night at 2 months and on baby food at 4 months. My daughter on the other hand has yet to sleep through the night except a couple time around 6 months, ( i guess just to tease me and get my hopes up lol.) I know she does not need to eat during the night she is old enough to go 8 hours without a bottle but i guess now she is so use to getting one, its more of a habit than a need. I do feed her table food 3 times a day, and most of the day she drinks from her sippy cup. So for me i do believe it will be that night time feeding that will be the hardest to get through with out the bottle. Has anyone been through this sort of thing? And if so what did you do? I know some people believe one is too young to be taken off the bottle. For me I believe it is the perfect age because children adjust very well to new things at this age. And i believe it is much harder to wean a 3 or 4 year old from the bottle because they know exactly what they want and they want it now. Just my opinion. Please let me know what you think and/or any suggestions you may have.