How do I get my 17 month off of his bottle?

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I used the nuk ones that you just changed the nipple in it to the sippy one, and then shortly after my son used sippy cups only, and gave his bottles to his baby cousin.

Tricia - posted on 06/27/2009

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My boys were pretty much easy to take the bottle from. Once they learned who to use a cup I cut the bottle out only at night time. I would give them one bottle and then after a month of that, I took them competely off of it. I just threw the bottle out of the house. Best thing to do..Just get rid of it.

Debbie Thompson- - posted on 06/27/2009

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Just tell him he is a big boy and get rid of them. Take them right out of the house, that way you won't be tempted to give in when he pitches a fit. It will be a hard couple of days, but just "cut the cord"!

BJ - posted on 06/27/2009

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Buy a nuk sippy cup.It has a soft rubber tip so its easy to suck.I put some hersheys syrup ont the end of my daughters and she loved it.After that she never wanted her bottle again!

Melissa - posted on 06/27/2009

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Just throwing them out is the best way. Trying to wean them off makes it harder for the both of you. The first couple of nights might be tough, but it will be OK. Trust me I already did it with 2.

Gemma - posted on 06/27/2009

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My son Madison is 16 months old and he still has a bottle in the morning with his breakfast and in the evening to go to bed. I dont see the problem with him having it. It is a comforter. Good Luck.

Stina - posted on 06/27/2009

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In the end I too threw them out but before reaching that point, I started subbing bottles at mealtime with a sippy cup or a regular cup. When she was 18 months, I was still giving her one am bottle. Then, I threw them out because she didn't need them so much as I was simply giving her a bottle so i could keep her my baby just a little longer. When giving him a cup instead of bottle... if he asks for the bottle, let him know he's a big boy and he gets a big boy cup. If he's in the habit of walking around with his bottle, start enforcing a drinks at the table only rule. It really saves furniture and carpeting in the long run and is better for teeth to have juice/milk at meals and water in between. Your dentist will be so pleased :)

Carrie - posted on 06/27/2009

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Quoting Tracy:

I had my daughter bag up all of the bottles and told her that the bottle lady was going to come and get them and take them to the babies that need them. We took the bottles and hung them in a tree outside of our house. The next day the bottles were gone and the bottle lady left her some new sippy cups with a note that said she was a big girl and thank her for the bottles. For about 3 days my daughter asked where her bottles were, I reminded her that she gave them away. After that she didn't want them anymore.


That's a great idea. I had seen something like like on like Super Nanny.  She did it with the older kids and sippy cups. I had both of mine off a bottle at 12 month by just giving them a sippy cup instead.  Good luck.

Tracy - posted on 06/27/2009

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I had my daughter bag up all of the bottles and told her that the bottle lady was going to come and get them and take them to the babies that need them. We took the bottles and hung them in a tree outside of our house. The next day the bottles were gone and the bottle lady left her some new sippy cups with a note that said she was a big girl and thank her for the bottles. For about 3 days my daughter asked where her bottles were, I reminded her that she gave them away. After that she didn't want them anymore.

Natasha - posted on 06/27/2009

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Throw them out.

Set a date, keep reminding him, "bottles will be gone in 3 days" etc. and then just throw them out.

Thats what i did with my son, bit of resistance, but ultimately if he can't see them, he won't want them.

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