Throwing away bottles on first birthday?

Chassidy - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 229 moms have responded )

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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.

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Nikki - posted on 01/19/2011

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Just a suggestion but NUBY makes a great transitional cup it has a nipple like top, a spout top and a sport straw top. We used it with my daughter to ease the bedtime transition, she still got the comfort of the nipple shape but we were able to omove her to the different lids without too much hassle because it was the same cup.

Louise - posted on 01/19/2011

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I think to go cold turkey with the bottles is going to make your life a little harder for a while. If that is what you have made your mind up to do then go for it. My daughter is now 2 and will not drink milk from anything but a bottle. She drinks all day from a cup but refuses point blank to drink milk. One bottle a day at breakfast is all she has and it is not worth the upset to take it from her. I offer her her milk every now and again in a cup and she will not drink it so I have made the decision that when she is ready to drop the bottle she will and I am not going to stress her out to conform with society. I say do what you feel comfortable with.

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I have grown children however I always thought that my kids needed the comfort of a night time bottle until at least 2. At around 12-14 months they should be able to use a sippy cup through the day, but I loved the closeness of giving my babies a bottle while rocking them before sleeping for the night. Just to be clear, after age 1 if they needed a bottle during the night it was water only. We had the kids throw a bottle away (symbolic) on their 2nd birthday. :))

Katherine - posted on 01/19/2011

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I agree with you, BUT I have a 22mo still on the bottle at night. When I tried to wean her I only put water in it and she liked it! I plan to get rid of it close to 2yo. The problem is is that I don't think you should do it cold turkey. Like Luoise said, wean her, otherwise it's going to be a huge battle. My LO was quite headstrong too. Well both of my girls are.
I hope she doesn't like water in her bottle like mine did ;)

Rare - posted on 01/31/2011

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I have two daughters aging 4 and 2. And I think its perfectly alright with the bottles and sippies as long as BABIES WANT them :) Come on girls its fine even if they want it when they start school :) lol dun take me wrong and dun be surprised but I do mean what I am posting here, my mom told me the childhood of your baby is NOT going to stay all life long and once it is over I mean over enough that you can not REDO anything you feel bad about SOOOOOmany things among them is all these manners and good eating and night time routines etc etc........ Coz I myself was very particular with what my elder one was fed with and on, but now I not only got to listen to my mom but a couple other ladys (i will see if I could bring up the article I once read about it) which says we in our lives are too busy in doing things EARLY! Life has already become multi tasked and in so many dimensions that we think yes we should go for each task and dimension (ie early sleeping through the night, early eating on one's own early schooling and early swimming.....) So are we actually just bringing our kids up or are we ENJOYING 'THEIR' childhood TOGETHER ???


My two cents is "Never PUSH your child until it is a matter of some potential loss" :)

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Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2011

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give her a sippy cup at night when she wakes up...by the time you want her off the sippy cup you can tell her to take a bottle of water with her to bed in case she gets thirsty. Thats what I did with my two oldest and plan on taking the bottle away from my daughter at a year as well.

Jacqueline - posted on 02/04/2011

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Why is everyone is such a hurry to get their babies to grow up? I think you need to address the sleeping issue first before you think about bottles. I think you are just asking for your life to become hell for a while. Once you have sorted sleeping then go cold turkey if you have to. Good luck x

Heather - posted on 02/03/2011

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I would try to give her is sippy cup with milk or water at night---no bottle. After that works for a few days change to just water at night. She will get the idea and may just end up sleeping through because she knows she won't get the milk.

Laura - posted on 02/03/2011

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I'm all for the "bye bye b-ba birthday"!! I have 5 kids, and the first birthday was the celebration of stepping out of babyhood and beginning steps toward childhood. The first step is to lose the bottle. I never gave my kids pacifiers, and never worried about substituting bottles. I began to introduce the sippy cups around 6 months and made sure the kids knew how to drink from them, then when the cried for a bottle, they were given the cup and within a few days, they completely forgot the bottle.

Gwen - posted on 02/03/2011

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I agree with some of the mothers who tell you to wean your child off the bottle. For my children, I took them off the bottle the day they turned one, but they were not very attached to their bottles because I held them when they drank out of the bottle. It was easy to get them off the bottle. However, if children have become attached to the bottle a slower weaning process would be better. My advise to young Mom's, if you are bottle feeding, even though it takes time, hold them while they are feeding on the bottle and not only do you benefit with closer bonding but it is really easy to take their bottles away.

ANNETTE - posted on 02/03/2011

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I have 2 boys, they are now 17 & 19, but I do remember letting them decide about give'n up their bottle.... I just didn't offer it before bed unless they show'd signs of wanting one.... any how eventually they just quit wanting one before bed.... it was no big deal.... its a bottle, not crack for gosh sakes, if they need one to calm down and relax enough to go to sleep, then so be it was my way of thinking. I eat if I'm hungry before bed, so I let them have their bottle if they chose to do so.... they've grown up to be very strong and handsome young men and I am very proud of them.

Pamela - posted on 02/02/2011

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Yes... I have!!! That's my daughter that you are describing lol.. She'd go all day with out her bottle but at night she'd wake up and want it... When she turned one i took them threw them away... I'm not going to lay the first 2 nights were the hardest but we got threw them, and you will to :) i told her that she a big girl now and big girls don't need bottles and if she needs something to drink at night she can drink out of a cuppy... I hope that this helps you GOOD luck I hope it works for you... Oh one more thing she started sleeping threw the night not to long after that maybe because she wasn't getting her bottle anymore!!! not to sure why but I never questioned just was happy!!!!I also believe that a child should be bottle free at the age of one!!

Ruth - posted on 02/02/2011

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Children loose their need to suck at 1 year. Ideal time to throw bottle. Do the same as you did for your son. Do make sure there is no bottle in sight in the house. You are right she certainly doesn't need milk at night. In fact it will be reducing her appetite for the 5 food groups she now needs to be eating. Replace bottle with a favourite (or new) soft toy. It will only take a few nights of you firmly saying time to go to sleep now then walking out for her to get the message. Dont let her crying dictate. If you have made a firm decision first of how to manage this, simply stick to it until she gives in. Good Luck! You can do it!

Ariesgirl - posted on 02/02/2011

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You know, I took my daughter's pacifier and bottle away at her first birthday, and she started sucking her thumb. I regretted my decision for years.

Angela - posted on 02/02/2011

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I did a similar thing with all three of my children. None of them had any problem because they like their sippy cups. My daughter actually weened herself off of the bottle at 10 months. I think both boys were around 13-15 months. I wouldn't stress about the night. I would give her a sippy cup at that time you may have a couple of rough nights, but she should be fine.

Justine - posted on 02/02/2011

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My son is 2 and I took his away before Christmas and I don't think he was ready but I decided he was getting too big now. He still asks for one but is used to the beaker so I don't think it hurts to leave it a bit longer but I also believe you should do it before they get too old and too dependent. My first was much more forward and didn't want his from probably about 18month but made the decision himself.

Nicole - posted on 02/02/2011

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I started weening my daughter off of the bottle at 9 months. I took out one of her 4 bottles once a month, and by the time she had her birthday I was able to easily stop altogether. It was so gradual that she didn't even notice.

Michelle - posted on 02/02/2011

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My son was a little more than one when he gave up bottles. He only had one to sleep (nap and bedtime). I was in the hospital for ONE day having my daughter and he would not take a bottle from anyone else. The next day when I got home, he was happy I was back, he was happy to see his sister, but was DONE with the bottle. My daughter required more coaxing. She was almost 2 when she gave up the bed time bottle. We got rid of it while potty training. She really made the connection between what big kids do and what they don do. She also made the connection between wet and dry at night and didn't mind giving it up. I think for some kids "cold turkey" is the way to go. For others, they will let you know when they are ready.

Kayla - posted on 02/02/2011

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I tried to get rid of the bottles when my son turned a year old. First I weaned him from formula and then from the bottles. He never cried for the bottles; but he also didn't really drink from the sippy cups. He would drink 2 ounces at most. He ended up losing 2 pounds; and he was eating table food very well. So he went back on the bottles. We got rid of them around 17 months or so and he took it much better the second time and didn't care. Now he's almost 2 and he drinks well from sippy cups and regular cups.

So I think it depends on the child really. It was a matter of health for my son. But there's no way I was going to 3 or 4 with bottles haha.

Oh; and if you'd like you should check out "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley for sleeping; it's wonderful...got my son to sleep 14 hours or more at night!

Good luck with your daughter's first birthday!! :)

Amber - posted on 02/02/2011

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I am in the middle of doing the same thing. My son will be one on Valentines Day the 14th, I have taken the bottle completley away during the day and I used to give him one in the mornings but not anymore. I am down to one a day sometimes and that is before bed. Sometimes he gets so tired that he does not want to sit up and eat at the highchair or doesnt want anything else and I do not want him to go to bed hungry and wake up a few hours later so I feed him a 6oz bottle. He has gone a week or so without one at night except for one night. He also will sometimes wake up in the night like the early am. One morning I went in and he was crying really hard and I couldnt get him to stop so I picked him up and held him and danced with him a little and he clamed down and I put him back in the bed for him to put himself back to sleep. He actually woke up this morning around 6 and I tried to feed him some baby cereal and he did not want it. I tried the sippy cup with whole milk to and he didnt want that. So I put him back in his crib and he whinned a little but finally went back to sleep. I think they are smarter then we give them credit. He knew that usually when he would wake up at that time he would get a bottle...so I am trying to show him it will not be that way.

Vickie - posted on 02/02/2011

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Each child is different and they go at their own pace. Since your little girl is already drinking from sippy cups most of the time, keep encouraging her. 3 & 4 years old is too old to still be drinking from baby bottles. Let your daughter pick out a couple of "special" sippy cups for nighttime feedings and things may go smoother. Keep praising her for being a "big" girl.

Keri - posted on 02/02/2011

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You need to give a child time to react to the adjustment. Your best bet is to gradually take the bottles away. If you are already using sippy cups, just replace the nighttime bottle with a nighttime sippy cup. Keep in mind there are teething/dental issues the longer to keep a child on a rubber nipple bottle - it can affect how straight/strong adult teeth will be. Just start trying and be sure not to give in to every tear-filled fit.

Joelle - posted on 02/02/2011

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I had the same proble with my first. She got up for bottle all night long. She was 18 months, and I was 4 months pregnant when I decided enough was enough ( I also watered down her bottles so she wouldn't want them, it didn't totally work). I hid the bottles and told her that they were all gone (and let her check the fridge throught the day) Then at night when she got up I just shrugged my sholders and said "ba-bas all gone" And rubbed her back. She caught on very quickly and with in 2 or 3 nights she gave up crying for them and pretty much slept through the night every night. And she is VERY head strong. So it is possible.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/02/2011

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I have to disagree strongly with your comment. As adults we impose our ways on children ALL of the time. They get every social idea and concept from OUR ideas. Including ..potty training..we don't go around peeing our pants as adults, Table foods ..and not throwing food at walls...I don't know any normal adults who sit at the table and throw food on the walls. ...There isn't a single concept that we do Not impose on children. To say the least.

Jodelle - posted on 02/02/2011

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Everyone has their own opinion. I believe every child is different, what is right for one is not necessaraly right for another. I say throw out the 12 month rule and do what's right for your child both for nutrition and nurture. I allowed my daughter to have a nightime bottle before bed up till she was 2 years old. She is fine, healthy, well adjusted etc. Yes 3 or 4 years old is extreme, but 12 months? I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2011

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I have three boys. Sam is my toddler (2 1/2) and my older boys are 17 and 19. I breast fed all three until they weaned themselves and then I pretty much did the same with the bottle. I felt the benefits of getting the milk outweighed the possible drawbacks. And they slowly gave up the bottle so that by about two they were only drinking a bottle at night. Both of my older boys have beautiful,
strong teeth and don't seem to have any other issues that could be associated with having a bottle longer. Once the boys were over one year old, I washed the bottles in soapy water but didn't worry about sterilizing them so that took out quite a bit of the work. I actually can't remember when my older boys stopped having a night time bottle. It happened naturally. Of course each mom has to decide
for herself and do what feels right for her child. But I wanted to add my experience.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/02/2011

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I agree that it is nice to do away with the bottles, I don't know that doing it so drastically will benefit you at sleep time. I would ween her off that night time bottle first. That is what I did with my girls and I got rid of the bottles about the same time you did with your 5 year old. Perhaps you would find it helpful for you both to adjust to this change:

If she is took a 6oz bottle ...cut it down to a 5 oz for a night or 2 ..then the 4oz for a night or 2 ...then if she even wakes up for a bottle the next night make it 3 oz

I have found this to be successful with both of my daughters and plan to do the same with my new baby.

Good luck!

Alisha - posted on 02/02/2011

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with my first daughter i took the bottle away a week after she turned one i made her throw them away and say bye bye to them and rewarded her with a new cuppie of her choice she gets a glas of milk before bed that worked fine with my 2nd daughter i just recently took the bottle away she is 20 months .. i think it all depends onm the child if u feel she is ready to take the next step of being a Big girl show her how big girls do things.. make her feel like a big girl thats what we had to do with my 2nd because she threw a fit for about a week after we took the bottle i told her dont u wanna be a big girl like sister and mommy and drink outta big girl cups?it usualy works......i say do what u feel is best every child is different as they grow...

Becca - posted on 02/02/2011

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My son will by 1 on March 1st, he just learned to use a bottle last month when I weaned him off of BFing. I don't think I will take it away because he isn't very good at using a sippy cup. Maybe its just the cups we have, but the holes are so big he chokes when he tries to drink from it because he gets to much.

We will be taking the Pacifier away at twelve months. I am debating whether to chuck it in the trash cold turkey or try to wean him off. Already he only gets it at bed and nap time.

MaryAnn - posted on 02/02/2011

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My older son had a comfort bottle until he were about two. When he started throwing it out of his bed about this time, I stopped giving it to him. When my younger one saw that his brother was not given one at night, he stopped wanting one before he was two.
These transitions are not set in stone. They do not need to be tramatic for parents or children, but if a child throws temper tantrums around this issue, let them work it out for themselves even though it can make life hell for mom and dad for a while.

Sarah - posted on 02/02/2011

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Hi,
My daughter was a terrible sleeper. She refused to go to bed without having a bottle first, and eventually we got into the bad habit of her needing a bottle when she woke during the night!
Once I weened her off bottles and gave her a sippy cup instead, all her sleeping problems stopped! She started sleeping right through!
I highly recommend trying to get her used to her sippy cup, so both you and bubba can have a decent nights sleep.

Good Luck!!

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these poor children !!!! why do you want them to be grown up years befor their time....let them be babies...i fin dyou are beeing extremly selfish in other cultures children may stay as long on the bottle or breast as they want. they feel warm and loved and cared for....why take that from them ?

Amie - posted on 02/02/2011

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I don't like the idea of a toddler walking around with a bottle hanging out of their mouth, however my kids had a bottle to go to bed with until I wanted to toilet train them at 2yrs old. That's when we got rid of bottles because they went to sleep so well with one. I have been told it is really bad for their teeth to go to bed with a bottle but we haven't had any teeth troubles.

Charlotte - posted on 02/02/2011

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Exactle agree, my son still has a bottle at night and he is 2 yrs old. He refuses to drink milk from anything else. I think so long as he is happy I will carry on. I believe when he is ready he will drop the bottle. Do what you think is right for your daughter, you are the best judge of that.

Krystal - posted on 02/01/2011

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How did you get your daughter to drink milk from a sippy cup? I have a nine month old son that will only drink juice water from a sippy and refuses to take a sippy with milk..

Janessa - posted on 02/01/2011

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I wean my kids around that time to 15 months depending on my situation at the time. It is usually that early morning/nighttime feeding that is the last one to go. It is rough at first, but if you don't give in, it doesn't take them long to catch on. My last little guy was the easiest, it took him only 1 bad night, and by a bad night I mean he'd lay back down and go to sleep for an hour and then wake up and hope I'd changed my mind. I usually have my husband help out by going in there and laying them back down. My oldest took maybe 3 or 4 bad nights. It was worth it though, because that was the end of them waking up. At the point I wean them I do not substitute it with anything else other than table food, and nothing at night. None of my kids really liked regular milk until they were older and so I just made sure I fed them a fair amount of foods that were dairy like yogurt and cheese. As far as sippy cups go, I'd give them one with water in it is all, and not for bedtime. I personally don't think it is too young if they are getting a well balanced diet, and I believe you are right about it being harder when they are older. They can be much more stubborn. Once they start eating solids we pretty much give them what we are eating, grinding it if we have to. That's what has worked for us, but what is most important is that you do what works for you, what you are comfortable with and what is worth it for you.

Idella - posted on 02/01/2011

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I tried this with my daughter at 12 months, but my mom kept buying her a bottle to hush her up till I got home. Well after telling grandmom I was sending her to a new sitter she stopped buying the bottles. My daughter at around 13 months got rid of the last bottle my mom brought by biting a whole in the nipple. I went to the dollar store brought a sippy cup, placed it next to her at nap time and bed time. she cried threw the cup I simply put it back and walked out of her room. It took three days of this and the I went in her room one morning and the sippy was empty...no more problems

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My two girls are 16 months apart (9 and 25 months) and I feel terrible admitting that they BOTH still on a bottle. I don't know exactly how I feel about taking my youngest off in 3 months but this topic has me feeling more confident. I don't think there is any way to wean the oldest while the youngest still has bottles... Right?

Jane - posted on 02/01/2011

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As has been said, every child is different. My daughter was fine without the bottle by age one, but my son clung to it. To quote one site that nicely summarizes what our pediatrician said:

"Although it may be easier for you to give your toddler a bottle rather than encouraging the use of a cup, eventually she'll need to make the switch. There are several compelling reasons for taking that bottle away, and they include the following:

1. Your baby is getting a majority of her nutrition from the baby bottle instead of solid foods.
2. Your baby uses a bottle to satisfy her frustrations and emotional needs instead of learning how to deal with those emotions.
3. Your baby spends a lot of time sucking on a bottle simply for comfort, which can detract from her developing language skills.
4. Constant sucking on a bottle can lead to tooth decay, especially if a child is allowed to use a bottle during the night or at naptimes."

A very good reason to take away bottles and pacifiers is that they can result in malformation of the upper jaw, meaning you will pay for it with orthodontia. OTOH some children simply won't get enough nutrition unless their meals are supplemented by a bottle.

In other words, you need to evaluate each of your children and make the decision based on each child's needs.

Deb - posted on 02/01/2011

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Each kid is differant.Is you child drinking enough on her own?
If she is maybe it is time.On the other hand does she realy enjoy that last night time one?It seemed to be a comfert when they were ready for bed. Your mom sence will tell you when she is ready.

Donna - posted on 02/01/2011

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I have 4 children all very different.... NOW 23 yo daughter off bottle b4 1st bday 11mths, day loo trained 18mths. NOW 22 yo son off bottle at 16mths, day loo trained 18mths... NOW 21 yo son off bottle @10mths day loo trained at 1... NOW 2 yo daughter off bottle 11mths & still yet to loo train due day...... NOW wiz tat said all my children slept ALL nite from birth wiz exception of 1 my 22yo wat i did was every time he wake due nite 4a bottle i wood give him a mouthful of water in a cup & explain to him every time i did tis tat in the morning wiz brekkie he could have milk or juice wiz his lil brother tis TOOK 2 wks of persistence 2 the point i thout he wood never give in... HE did & believe me it was a blessing from getting up 6-10 times a nite...... Good luck & let us all know here @ mums circle how u go

Darci - posted on 02/01/2011

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I have had 6 kids go through getting rid of the bottle. I am a strong believer in the bottle being gone by 1 year. We started with putting milk in a sippy cup in the crip at about 9 months old. That helped because they still had the bottle during the day so the psychological need was taken care of while they learned that sippy cup was for bed. We then slowly took away one bottle a day until they turned 1 year and on that birthday, they got a new "big kid" sippy that replaced that last bottle. It worked wonders!

Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2011

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My daughter is 3 1/2 and I threw away the nipples to her bottle 2 weeks after she turned 1 and we never looked back. I now have 7 month old and plan to do the same thing with him. Hopefully it will go just as well. If they can drink successfully from a sippy cup then there's no need for a bottle. And since they should be on cow's milk at one, it's good to have the big kid milk in the big kid cup.

Judith Ann - posted on 02/01/2011

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As a mum of 3, very different children, I would like to say - you know your children, and you will know best !!! I share your anxiety about the night feeds being the more difficult ones, and have only one suggestion that someone gave to me. Start offering water, instead of milk, for a few nights before hand - if they really NEED a drink, then they will drink it, if it's just the milk for milk sake, and comfort, then they'll reject the bottle. I'm there with my 7 month old at the mo who has been breastfed till now. He wakes 3-4 times a night to suckle, so now, he isn't being offered it between 12-6 !! It's amazing, two nights later, and he's sleeping better than he ever did !! Good luck, wish you well.

Yvonne - posted on 02/01/2011

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Now, I do not understand why everyone throws out dummies (pacifiers) and bottles at a certain age. Every child is different and is it so wrong to let them have that "safety" until they feel they're done with it? My daughter is 3 in April and she still gets her dummy if she's tired and when she's going to sleep. And she still gets a bottle of milk at bedtime, but only then. I've vowed to let her get rid of them in her own time. Don't force them to "get older", they grow so fast either way...

Bianca - posted on 02/01/2011

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My daughter just turned one on the 21st. She would sleep through the night except for that one bottle in the middle of the night. I also decided to get rid of all of her bottles. The first night without one was hell and I felt as if I had made a huge mistake. The next night, right before putting her to bed, I gave her a bowl of oatmeal. She slept through the whole night. That has been working well. She's not waking up at all now. I alternate between oatmeal, cream of wheat, and grits with a little bit of sugar. This might not work for every baby, but it's been working for my little one for about 10 days so far. If you do try making her oatmeal, Quaker Oats sells the boxes of single serving, flavored oatmeal and they're the perfect

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hi, every child is different and no two kids should ever be compared. She's only 1...I really wouldn't worry about it. Even if she is 3 or 4 and still taking a bottle...so what? She's a child with her own needs (not a show puppy that has to live up to certain standards) and I have yet to hear of a life being ruined by using a bottle until they're 4.

Sorry if I sound a little harsh but I firmly believe in letting kids be kids and letting them develop at THEIR rate and not by someone else's standards.

Jody - posted on 02/01/2011

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Bottles were gone at one in our house for both kids. Actually I think the oldest even got rid of it herself a little sooner.

My son nursed until he was a couple days shy of 1 year and I put him on the cup then.

Desiree - posted on 02/01/2011

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Well I have a 5 year old that sleep threw the night for the first year of her life and when she turned 1 she began to wake up throughout the night for something to drink and still do I would suggest that u just keep a cup of juice or something by the bed and c how that work

Courtney - posted on 02/01/2011

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I am currently going through the same thing. My son turned 1 on the 23 of Jan. I wanted to get rid of the bottle as soon as possible. Stopping the formula was easy because it turned out that ge liked soy milk better anyways. We are going cold turkey with him. I let my daughter keep her bottle until she was about two and she had issues with her teeth developing correctly and I didn't want to run into the same problem with my son. Its been a little over a week and it's not horribley bad. Just don't give up after you start, hold your ground.

Stacy - posted on 02/01/2011

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I gave my son a sippy cup @ 6 months, by 9 months he was completely off the bottles. with my daughter, shell be 5 months tomorrow. I gave her a cup about 2 weeks ago, which is slightly ahead of my son. Make it a weaning process @ whatever age you decide. Dont just pull a switcheroo all in one day. Good Luck!

Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2011

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I think you are doing the right thing. For my son i did the same thing and we never went back to the bottle b/c there wasn't any in the house.
Good luck

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My daughter is turning 1 on the 15th of feb, i am weaning her off of her bottle with the new nuk 3 stages sippy cup, it has the nipple, and another spout for the sippy cup, i have tried 2 other kinds of sippy cups, the playtex one, and another one i believe it was nuby, this one seems to work the best because of the nipple. She couldnt and didnt want to get used to the playtex, or nuby, i tried the nuby coz of the strraw that was the same rubber as the nipples on her bottles.
i think that thats the best kind to help wean off the baby, those u can go cold turkey with if u wanted aswell. just buy one and try it, and see.

Jeanette - posted on 02/01/2011

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I knew my daughter could use a cup before I even thought about phasing out the bottle, but I think I got a little lucky, too. When I saw she could sit upright without support and hold a toy close to her face with two hands, I offered a cup, but she woke for a bottle at night until about 9 months. I know she was hungry because she would finish a hole bottle and go right to sleep. Lucky me. Unless she was sick, Rachel slept well starting around 5 months. Moms are the only ones who know thier kids. If getting rid of the bottle doesn't work the first time, try again. You're not gonna screw up your kid unless you're just mean about it.

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