Weaning

Ashley - posted on 07/22/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My babygirl is Almost 19 months old am i over reacting when i fight with my parents because i don't want her to have a bottle anymore and they keep giving it to her?

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Jenn - posted on 07/22/2011

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No, you are not over reacting. She's your child, you have the say, not them! At 19 months old, she should be long done with the bottle. Continuous use of a bottle can increase the chance of tooth decay (assuming the bottle isn't just water). There are plenty of great sippy cups that don't spill and as long as your child isn't sipping on juice or milk all day, just water, there should be no problem.

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Karla - posted on 07/31/2011

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She is your child, and it’s not an unreasonable request.
You may want to sit down with your parents and let them know the reasons for your decision, and remind them that you’re the mommy now. Perhaps if you praise your parents for the good job they did with you, and then ask them to please respect you with your parenting decisions that might help them understand, but still feel respected.

Jenn - posted on 07/31/2011

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Simple solution - get rid of all the bottles - now they can't give her one TADA problem solved.

Stifler's - posted on 07/31/2011

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no. my mother in law keeps letting my son sit in renae's swing chair and letting him drink water from her bottles it's so annoying. i want him to drink out of a cup because i know he can he doesn't need a bottle with a teat.

Kellie - posted on 07/30/2011

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The mouth and gum problems are caused when the baby goes to bed with a bottle. The milk pools in their mouth which causes the teeth and gum problems. This is NOT an issue if you DON'T put the baby to bed WITH a bottle, rather give it to them before bed and have them brush their teeth after it.



However, your baby your say so, so no you are not overreacting by getting irritated at your parents for disrespecting your wishes with your child.

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No your not over reacting. Stick to your guns and keep the bottle away from her. Bottles can lead to all sorts of mouth and gum problems later down the road. Even if you have to put your foot down and treat your parents like they are kids themselves to get your point across, stick to your guns and keep the bottle away.

good luck.

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