Bottle breaking

Jeri - posted on 02/19/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 13 months now. When should I break her from the bottle? Right now she only takes a bottle for bed and nap time. Any advice on how I can break her? She takes a sippy all day long, but I dont want to give it to her at sleep time. I do not want her to get stuck on the sippy cup, so that is not a sullution for me. Please help.

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Steph - posted on 02/19/2010

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with my first 3 boys, i just simply took iy away one day, they got mad for a day or so but then forgot about it, with my girl i'll do the same at 12 months:)

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Jenni+shane - posted on 02/20/2010

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i dont recommended taking a bottle to bed at all sorry. i would give her a drink of milk in cup before she goes to bed as having a bottle in bed can cos problems for teeth. it is recommeended that as soon as your child gets teeth u should be brushing the. so your child should be brushing her teeth before she goes to bed. have u trying telling her she a bed girl now and she does not need a bottle anymore and because she his big girl she gets drink in big girls cup. take her shopping and let her help her choose a cup that way she might be happy to drink of it. suggest her to give the bottle to easter bunny or santa in return for special toy he will give to her for be big girl giving up her bottle. i have work in child care for ten years and have seen how much trouble parents have had with two and three years old giving up bottles and tummies. that is why by seven month old is only allow have tummy in bed time unless she really upset cos she not well. and she drinks water out cup. i hoping by time she one she be drinking milk out cup and no bottles. my mum breastfeed us kids then straight on to cups no bottles at all. we refused to use a bottle when mum wanted rest from breastfeeding. my poor mum. hope helps let me know

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When I started giving my son solids at around 6 months (gosh it's been so long ago!) she told me not to give him juice in a bottle and to give him a sippy cup. I know you don't want to get her stuck on the sippy but I would just until she gets the tipping of the cup down. My son took forever to learn how to tip it to get liquid out. He would just sit there and suck on it and nothing would ever come out of it because he wasn't tipping it. Then once she gets the tipping down you could give her a little water in a cup without a lid. Just be prepared for a lot of spills! I still have my son on the sippy cup and he's about 18 months old now, but he'll go for any cup sitting on the coffee table that's unattented and drink out of if, well try to but most of it ends up all over the couch. I think he could easily give up the sippy cup but I don't care to be cleaning up more messes. lol Also, there is a cup that has a screw on lid with a straw, that might be a better option for you. Especially since when you go to resturaunts and order a coke or water or whatever, they put a straw in it for you. I think Nuby makes them but I'm sure others have them as well. I hope it all works out for you!

Rachael - posted on 02/19/2010

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My daughter was 2 and still on a bottle at night. I waited until Christmas eve and removed all bottles. In the morning i told her that Father Christmas had come in the night and taken her bottles as she is a big girl now and has left her lots of presents. It worked for me and she has not had a bottle since.

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