MY 2 YR OLD SON IS STILL DRINKIN HIS MILK OUT OF HIS BOTTLE,BUT EVERYTHING ELSE OUT OF A CUP WHAT DO I DO TO BREAK HIM FROM THE BOTTLE?

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Gowardhan - posted on 01/29/2013

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Any bad test baby food applay on botal napel ..... and make sure is not lime

Anna - posted on 03/03/2009

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I live in Sweden and here there is ordinary that a 2 years old have a bottle of milk at bed time. The milk it a speciell milk for children that we call valling. I think the english word it gruel but I´m not sure. It´s milk and flower and vitamins in it and we think that´s god for the children to drink it att bed time. Here we don´t se a problem with drink from a bottle at bedtime before the child is around 4.

Ana - posted on 03/02/2009

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I'm sorry if You won't like my answer, but is it really a problem if your 2-year-old still carries a bottle arround, or is it a problem for you to clean the bottle. Some kids have blankets, some have Teddy, and your son has a bottle as a bond with you when you are not wright by his side. Don't take it from him-I havent seen any school-kid with a bottle of milk or in a diper :) He will throw it away when he will feel secure enough to do that by himself. :)

Vicky - posted on 02/28/2009

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What I did with my daughter is find a softer spout sippy cup, so the transition wouldn't be so hard. She was very stubborn, so initially would not take it. But, I persisted and told her there were no more bottles and actually hid them all. I also had my husband work with me on it, as he wanted to give in to her. She cried a bit,as she was use to having it before bedtime, but she finally gave in. Once that took place, transitioning to normal sippy cups was not difficult at all.

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Wow!

Lots of good advice! :)

If you have a 12+ month child that MUST have a bottle, only fill it with 100% WATER and soon they will tire of it.

Yes, After 12 months kids should be going off the bottle and certainly totally doing the cup thing by 18 months.

It is a mouth health issue.

Wouldn't it upset you if your child had to have metal caps on her teeth due to the enamel of her teeth being eaten away by milk and juice? It happens! Just because you don't put soda in the bottle doesn't mean that your child's teeth are not being damaged...



Here's a link to some good info about getting rid of bottles and getting into cups. You can view it in pdf or download it for print. Each one includes the personal story of a mom who struggled with the bottle-cup battle and how she was able to win the battle.



http://www.touchingheartstouchingminds.c...

http://www.touchingheartstouchingminds.c...

Pina - posted on 02/26/2009

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My daughter just turned 2yo and she still has the bottle even though she drinks everything else from a cup/glass. I'm not even considering getting rid of it! She will do it in her own time. My eldest daughter who is 3yo hasn't had the bottle in almost a year - she just wanted to a big girl and that was the end of it. Don't put your child and yourself through unnecessary stress.

Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2009

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Oh, my oldest, he really didn't want to give up that night time bottle, so one weekend when my brother was in town, he stayed in his room and each time he woke up for a bottle, my brother just patted his back and that was the end of it. He was easier than #2.

Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2009

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My hubby wouldn't give up the bottle and holding son until he fell asleep, so I chucked the bottles, then we went through the whole thing with the sippy cup. I eventually, horrible as it is, threw all of the sippy cups out (ok, recycle bin). He's three and he has asked (6 months later) for a "cup" a few times recently at night, but they are all gone.

Karen - posted on 02/24/2009

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I hate to sound cruel, but just take it away.  If he refuses to drink milk from a cup, don't worry about it...just give him lots of cheese, yogurt, etc.  Make him smoothies from milk, yogurt and frozen fruit.  Eventually he will drink it from a cup.  Start with chocolate milk if you have to-whatever works.  The longer they are on the bottle, the more damage they are doing to their teeth and jaws.

Sheila - posted on 02/24/2009

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 First things first, you must dispose of the bottles WITH your child. Have a sit down talk, explain what you are going to do, and then execute. It will be painful the first little bit,





 



 



I totally agree with Nancy,  My son is 4 1/2 and he had his bottle until he was 2-1/2.  Just for milk at night, and only when he was at home with me.  So one when I was washing dishes, I showed him a dirty one and said this is yucky, can mom throw it out.  He actually threw it away himself.  After that I asked him if he wanted to throw out all of them , I think by then we only had like three bottles left.  I explained that once they were gone, they were gone, and he still wanted to.  We never looked back, I think he asked for it two times after that, but I just reminded him that he threw them away, and then he was okay.   But you know your child the best,  if you think that he'll be okay with it until he's older then do that.  Don't take it away because you feel that it has to be done because he's getting too old for it.

Bernadette - posted on 02/23/2009

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i binned all my sons bottles and told him santa was watching to make sure he didnt drink for a bottle anymore - it worked

Mylinda - posted on 02/22/2009

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My son was awful to break from his bottle, but you can get sippie cups that has a nipple like a  bottle. That was how i broke my son, just steadily got him over to a sippie.

Kristin - posted on 02/01/2009

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Do you need to break him from his bottle? He knowes how to drink out of a cup, so that's all fine. He probably likes the comforting idea of his bottle. Let him still have it for a wile I would say..

Tracey - posted on 02/01/2009

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How many times a day does he drink milk? It may just take telling him that he's a big boy and big boys drink out of a cup...it also helps if there are other kids around drinking from a cup. But, I say, if it causes a big headache...don’t  fight him for it...he will give it up when he is ready.

Becky - posted on 02/01/2009

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HI,



I am a little ashamed to say that my 3 year old daughter still drinks her bed time milk out of a bottle. I have tried tempting her with milk shake in a cup but that does not work. We tried not giving her a drink at all and she just stayed up screamng for a week! I got really upset by it all and asked my health visitor and she said,"your daughter will grow out of it when she wants to, it's only one bottle a day and she is fine!"



I have spoken to her and said that now she is a big girl she can't keep having the bottle and seeing as we have thrown all the others out and she has just one left (with a teat that has i think come to the end of its time!) that she needs to be a big girl and throw it away! But she does not want to and will hide it until bed time!



I think it may have something to do with the fact that my son is still on bottles as he is not quite one yet.



Becky

Lorna - posted on 01/29/2009

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Have him use one of those cups that have the flip open straws.  Talk it up like it's the coolest thing in the world.



Or give him one of those waterbottles with the pull top lids, that gives him the same tipping action but it's an "acceptable" bottle.



Then make a rule that the cup stays in the fridge and every time he needs a drink he gets it out of the fridge, takes a drink and puts it back.



 



Seriously though at age 2 a kids only going to remember the bottle for like 3 days tops.  If he doesn't see it (tossed out like everyone else said) it might be a hard 2 days of the terrible two temper tantrums but so long as you just ignore the tantrum he'll stop it.

Noorina - posted on 01/28/2009

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Based on my childhood experience...i blame on someone who pushed me to drink from a cup coz after that I really hated my 'milky' time then starting not to like the milk until now.

So now...I let my almost 4 years old girl sipping milk from her bottle. I believed she will stop it by herself just like when she decided not to use the diapers months ago.

Let them decide. (as long as it is right).

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I went thru the same thing...i went a bought a different kind of bottle more like a cup rather than a nipple and he used that at night for awhile and then all of a sudden was drinking milk out of his cup....

Jessie - posted on 01/25/2009

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My brother cut off all the nippes to his 2 year old sons bottles and binkies when he turned 2, he had a hard time with it, but he soon learned that now that they are cut off he can't use them anymore and it was a quick solution to breaking the habit.

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Don't fill the bottle with liquid... Then eventually try no nipples... My son uses the pacifier and we have a rule of only at home(at age 2) and then only at bed(age 3) and by 4 it will be gone.  With the transitions he has been moving forward on his own.  The bottles went the same way.  He transitioned to a sippy cup at 9mos and now only gets sippy cups when we don't want any chance of spilling.



 



Kids go through various milestones and natural transitions that make it easier to introduce or eliminate things.  We switched from bottles to sippy cups at 9 mos because this is right before the big seperation anxiety phase for most kids so my son was able to use something else to sooth.  He dropped the pacifier at about 15-18 months for during the day.  As we move into potty training that for boys is around 3 we will have to reduce/eliminate the sipp cup through the night and go to a small drink of water before bed.  It is all about routine with kids and it helps to know your child and yourselves.  What you can handle with crying and whining and what your kids can handle with soothing and calming.

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2009

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I also have a 2 1/2 yr old still taking her bedtime mik from a bottle. But Ican't throw away all the bottles because I also have a 3 week old in the house. I recently started thinking that it was time to get rid of the bottles for my older daughter, because she plays with the bottle instead of drinking her milk before bedtime, but she refuses to go to sleep at night without it. So without throwing away bottles, what can I do?? I know the bottle is more of a comfort thing, cause for her nap she doesn't have a bottle and she goes to sleep fine, but I'm stumped about how to rid the night-time bottle. Any suggestions??

Janelle - posted on 01/22/2009

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We stopped my daughter from using the bottle around three and a half. We weaned her to one a day if that then told her we were giving her bottles to children that needed them. She was happy to give her bottles to kids in need and we also taught her a lesson in giving. Not to say there wasn't a few bad nights but it worked in the end.

Sandra - posted on 01/22/2009

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Quoting LaShonda:

MY 2 YR OLD SON IS STILL DRINKIN HIS MILK OUT OF HIS BOTTLE,BUT EVERYTHING ELSE OUT OF A CUP WHAT DO I DO TO BREAK HIM FROM THE BOTTLE?




Lashonda, you should just throw the bottle away. Out of site, out of mind!

Melissa - posted on 01/22/2009

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The day before Tori's 1st birthday party we had her help throw all of the baby bottles in a trash bag. We just told her that big girls don't use bottles and she was ok with that. She was happy to have the sippy cup. Then when she was about 18 months old we did the same thing with the sippy cups....threw them all in the trash. She has been using a regular cup since then.

Brigitte - posted on 01/21/2009

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We had to get my now  yr old to stop using a sippy, and the way we did this was to get him to throw away the sippy himself. We explained to him that once it was gone, it was really gone. He threw the cup away, and we had no trouble getting him to use a glass at all. He would sometimes explain to us what he had done by throwing the sippy away, but he never cried about. I think it came to a point where WE had to decide to do something about it.



Hope that helps at least a little. Good luck.



 



BB

Nancy - posted on 01/21/2009

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I will have to agree with Jill. First things first, you must dispose of the bottles WITH your child. Have a sit down talk, explain what you are going to do, and then execute. It will be painful the first little bit, and if you`re like me you`ll originally think they will die if they don`t drink milk :) but there are lots at that age you can give them to ensure they are getting the nutritional values, vitamins, and calcium other than milk. Of course you don`t need to tell them that, but feel good knowing that you are kicking a habit simply and not depriving them of anything essential. I tried every trick in the book, and only once was every bottle out of the house did it finally sink in to her, that it was no longer an option. Out of sight, out of mind. Hope this helps

Jill - posted on 01/20/2009

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Just take all bottles out of the house. It makes it sooooo much easier when they dont see them anymore and you wont be tempted to give in. Give it a try and let us know how it works out.

Julianne - posted on 01/20/2009

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My (almost 2 years old) daughter will not drink from anything else other than a bottle.  She doesn't drink baby milk anymore but drinks alot of water.  What can i do to get her to try and drink from a training cup???  HELP!!!

Laura - posted on 01/20/2009

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My Alice is 20 months and still has her bedtime milk from a bottle and all other drinks from a cup. I haven't thought much about taking it off her as i don't belive it really hurts?????????

Patti - posted on 01/19/2009

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Good luck mama, I am right there in the boat with you, my son will be three in March and won't drink milk in anything but a baby bottle. Everything else he drinks from a regular cup.

Jill - posted on 01/19/2009

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I actually just broke my 2 year old son from his sippy cup a few days ago. But I pulled the "if you want to go to Disneyland card". He was a little upset the first 2 nights without it. But I just keep encouraging him that he is such a big boy now. I say just try cold turkey and dont draw so much attention to not having the bottle any more. And I agree about throwing the bottles out. If there arent any around it will make it a lot easier on you when he starts fussing. That way you wont give in. Good luck! He should be over it in a few days.

Laine - posted on 01/19/2009

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Quoting LaShonda:

MY 2 YR OLD SON IS STILL DRINKIN HIS MILK OUT OF HIS BOTTLE,BUT EVERYTHING ELSE OUT OF A CUP WHAT DO I DO TO BREAK HIM FROM THE BOTTLE?




With my 2 girls I put all the bottles in the bin with them watching telling them they are too big for a bottle and if they want a drink they have to have it in their cup. Like for your son if he wants milk he has to have in a cup or not at all and if he knows there are no nottles in the house he wont ask for one.

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