Bottle Broke?

Sara - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 68 moms have responded )

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Noah still takes a bottle at bed time and at nap time.. but a sippy cup any other time.
Are you guys completely bottle broke... and if so did you just throw all the bottles away one day or what?
I think the bottle is a security blankey type deal thing, how do i get him to sleep and take naps without it.?

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Bella is the same, takes her bottle to bed but a cup at other times. I think the teat is a bit like a dummy! Something to suck on :) I bet if I gave it to her with nothing in it she wouldn't care! She never had a dummy but she never "found" her thumb either so that's why I suspect the bottle has morphed into one!
How to wean her off it? A few sleepless nights probably! Arrrgh!

Rachelle - posted on 05/11/2010

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For those with binky issues...
gather all binky's if u are keeping them u need to hide them well. if not toss them. If u want to give this a try when getting rid of the binky cut a whole in it this causes them to loose suction from the nipple of the binky and they will throw it down themselves. If they cry for it again later give them the same one they will not want it anymore hope this helps.

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( TO : CHERE MULLER)Your giving your 16 month old tea???? I dont know about you but my daughter gets apple or orange juice watered down, cows milk and sometimes chocolate milk. Giving a child that young caffeine already is your wish to cavities and hyperness or sugar/caffeine crashes.

Katie - posted on 05/09/2010

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We started giving our daughter sippys when she was just about 8 months old. It may be a little early but when she was able to hold them we stopped all bottles. Because the flow is faster she refused bottles after that. I nursed until she was almost 13 months old and daycare gave her the milk in a cup as well. Jocelyn and her cousin each have a sippy before naps and bed time.
Because it is a security thing for him, see if there is a specific type of cup that he prefers over another and maybe you can replace the bottle.

Jasmin - posted on 05/08/2010

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my little annabelle wont drink anything out of a sippy cup except straight water,which is great in many respects,but makes it hard to wean the bottle.she's having 2 a day,one at breakfast one about an hour before bedtime(she doesn't need them to sleep).so i'm interested to see what others have done or what they think on this matter?

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Jessica - posted on 05/22/2010

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Tyler is completley off the bottle, however, I do keep one around for just-in-case purposes. When she was sick and would not eat food by the spoon, I had to give her the bottle with cereal in it because I wanted her to eat something. She LOVES her cup and I'm always telling her how she's such a big girl. I decided at about 11 months it was time to take her off the bottle and believe it or not, it was no problem weaning her. She's a fast learner and advanced in a lot of areas for her age, so, I kind of have it easy. Now, if I can only completely remove her from her pacifier - that I'm finding to be her security blanket! Good luck.

Heather - posted on 05/20/2010

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my son hasn't had a bottle since he was probably about 11 months old. I still do nurse him before bed and early in the morning before i go to work.

Trisha - posted on 05/19/2010

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I took the bottle at 5 1/2 - 6 months old. So I don't have that problem. I just stop giving a bottle and only gave him a sippy cup for everything. I do the CIO meted.

Melody - posted on 05/18/2010

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Kaelyn was off the bottle at 11 months. We went through about 4 different kind of sippy cups before we found one she liked. It was tough getting her onto the sippy...but once we did, that was it!

Rebecca - posted on 05/18/2010

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My son Kai still has a bottle in the morning and night time, also if he wake in the night which isn't very often these days, thank goodness!!!!! I really do not see the problem with it, my little girl had a bottle until she was 2 half, i wont be giving up his bottle just yet because he loves it, and i am happy with that.At the age of 2 half i will try and stop it or when he wants to. Dont worry about it.

Jennifer - posted on 05/18/2010

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We've been without a bottle since 12 months. I took them all away and gave Jack sippy cups only. He adjusted just fine. He would have a cup of milk at night before bed.

Tanya - posted on 05/18/2010

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My son, also Noah, still takes two bottles a day. One when he wakes up and one when he goes to bed for the night. I put straight milk in them now (homo milk) and there is definitely no way he is ready to part with them. He starts screaming when he sees another baby with a bottle or if he sees his bottle (if I'm cleaning it out or something).

Tabitha - posted on 05/17/2010

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I think that if you are comfortable with your child taking a nap and bed time bottle then no worries...some babies are easier to ween then others. One thing I did with my three yr old was use the Nuby brand bottles and sippers...it seemed to transition him easier when I was ready(:

Shundria - posted on 05/17/2010

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My daughter is 16months and she takes both. I only give her a bottle when she goes to sleep at night. I wanna get her completely off, but it's hard because I work 9am-3pm and attend school 6-10:50pm M-F and my mom keeps her, so it's kinda hard on me when the other person isn't on the same page as you are. But we're getting there, my biggest issue is going to be the pacifier....

Rania - posted on 05/17/2010

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Bailey has been off the bottle since 11 months. She started on the sippy at 6 or 7 months and was completely off the bottle before she hit the 1 year mark.

Rebecca - posted on 05/17/2010

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Nuk's sippy cup is goodbecause it has a soft tip. My little guy started with this one at 5 mo. and was bottle free by 10 mo. We did it gradually, the night bottle was last to go. Now he'll drink out of any type of sippy cup, reg cup or use a straw.

Marisa - posted on 05/17/2010

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We quit bottles little by little..First only at bedtime but then he got to the point he did not care as long as he got milk...Xander was 13-14 months ..good luck friend!

Romance - posted on 05/16/2010

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oh my! i haven't started weaning her off bottles. In fact, she chugs at least 4 down a day in addition to her food, fruits, and water (sippy cups). what's a good bottle replacement for milk because she hates drinking her milk out of her sippy cups..:)...i guess I'm a little behind...lol

Melinda - posted on 05/16/2010

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I started slowly switching every meal a bottle for a sippy cup. I would give her the bottle if she whined for it, but I would only put water in it. So she would start realizing anything GOOD tasting was in the sippy cups and not the bottle. :) So by 12 months, bottles were gone. Just in time for my new baby to use them :)

Rachael - posted on 05/16/2010

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hi,

no rebekah still has a bottle in the morning and before she goe to bed. there have been time when we were out and she went to bed with out the bottle. so i guess she doesn't really need it, but if its on offer she'll take it.

maybe just try that. try putting him to bed without it and see how he goes. or maybe try and replace it with something else that is comforting like a teddy

Hannah - posted on 05/16/2010

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My 16 month old still has 3 bottles a day and im not really worried somedays just 2 one in the morning one at 3pm and one before bedtime. she drinks water and juice from her sippy cup but i haven't tried milk for awhile. i like to see her drink a bottle cause then i know even if she didn't eat all of her lunch or dinner she is getting all the nutrients she needs for the day.

Vixi - posted on 05/16/2010

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my 16 month old will drink out the sippy but only if it has juice in it!!! she is fussy :/ x

Petra - posted on 05/16/2010

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My son wouldn´t take his bottle anymore at about 7 1/2 months, wich was too early from my point of view, but i couldn´t force him. as of that day he wouldn´t drink formular, but eating with us of the table. i talked to our pediatritian about it and he said as long as he´s not missing it it´s fine

Trisha - posted on 05/16/2010

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My son still has milk in d morning n at bedtime....he has it in a sippy cup... i jst replaced d bottle wit d sippy cup @ bout 12 months n he didnt care as long as he had his milk...

Denise - posted on 05/15/2010

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Jayde just recently started taking a sippy cup of milk instead of a bottle before naps. She is still having a bottle before bed though. One day we just replaced her pre-nap bottle with a sippy. She seemed confused for a few days but now is completely fine with it. I plan on doing the same with the bedtime one very soon.
It may be a good idea to just get rid of the bottle altogether one day. Either way it is going to be a tough couple of days, this way you could "kill 2 birds w/one stone" by getting it over with at the same time. I've read on other sites that has worked for many folks. Good Luck!

Dawn - posted on 05/15/2010

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My daughter, Ryeleigh, more or less broke herself. She decided that it would be funny to bite a hole in the top of her bottles, so I took them away and switched her to the soft top sippy cups. She also has the hard top ones. She can drink out of other cups, but she likes hers.. She has been on just a sippy cup for about 3 months

Rachel - posted on 05/15/2010

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Kailey has been "bottle broke" since her 1st birthday. My husband and I put all her bottles in storage. She got over it in about a day or two.

Lanisha - posted on 05/15/2010

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Isaiah hasn't taken a bottle since he was about 9 months. I just gradually introdce him to a sippy cup and after a while he no longer wanted the bottle it took about 3 weeks to do so

Elaine - posted on 05/15/2010

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John is the same way as Noah. He only uses the bottle before nap and bed, sippy the rest of the time. I'm trying to transition him to using the sippy by giving him milk in a sippy with his lunch right before naptime and with his dinner before bedtime. He's drinking milk more and more out of a sippy now, which he resisted for awhile. My ped said he should be off it completely by 18 months, and I think we'll get there.

Jane - posted on 05/15/2010

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I nursed until 11 months and then he only used a bottle for the 12th month as i was done nursing him :-) He had no problems giving anything up or moving forward. He wanted to. Naptime gets a sippy with cold water just in case he wants a drink but he doesnt notice or care if there isnt a cup given to him. If he wakes up he smacks his lips and says " pease" until a drink is given to him , has a few sips and goes back to sleep. He had teeth early and was ready for toddler tablefoods. He has been eating what we eat since 12 months . We don't do juice much as he gets fresh fruits and juice isnt his thing. He prefers water :-) Good luck in whatever you decide to try in this transitional time :-) Hang in there!

Annie - posted on 05/14/2010

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I agree, I don't feel any reason to rush it. If its only a bottle or two a day for comfort, its no big deal :)

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my 3 year old still has a bottle for bed! My 15 month old still has 3 bottles a day. Don't sweat it. they will give them up if they are ready!!

Kim - posted on 05/14/2010

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I am still on the I want my bottle to, she seems to take the sippy cup fine one day and not the next.

Debby - posted on 05/14/2010

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It took Richard a bit to be done with the bottle. First I started with the hardest task...night time bottle..I kept the nap time bottle for about a week after, but the first night he cried for about half an hour,but gave in and went to sleep, the next night only like 15 min and he slept for the whole night without waking up! after we got the bedtime done, (which took about a week) then i started skipping nap time bottles, and it made it way easier because he already knew that I wasn't going to come to him because he cried. The nap time bottle went good, about a week as well, now he's off the bottle and only used sippy cups :) it's so nice!!

Amanda - posted on 05/14/2010

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Like Noah, my daughter is using both the bottle and the sippy cup. She takes a bottle when she goes to bed at night but when it is nap time, she is just laid down. It's always been that way. I think when I'm ready to stop the bottle at bedtime I will first transition from bottle to sippy cup - then transition from sippy cup to no drink when she goes to bed. Maybe that way my daughter won't even know she is missing anything.

If you're concerned that the bottle is a security blanket, can you replace it with another item. Maybe lay him down with a favorite stuffed bear and he can snuggle with that before he goes to sleep???

Yunique - posted on 05/14/2010

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I got rid of Ayden's bottles one week before he turned 9 months. He took the sippy cup and really didn't even care his bottle was gone. All the bottles were gone in one day and if he didn't want the cup at naptimes he just wouldn't drink anything. (which never happened because he realized there wasn't a choice)

Sian-Ady - posted on 05/14/2010

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My twins used to have a bottle before bed but have gone off it themselves. I have one bottle for each of them in the house but haven't used either in weeks. I am sure they will decide when they are ready to come off. I thought I would have big problems but it was easy well for me anyway.
Good luck.x

Nichole - posted on 05/13/2010

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I gave my son his night time milk in a bottle. He wouldn't take one for a nap. But any other time he would get a sippy cup. Then I stopped giving him a bottle at night time. Had to break his father of the habit of giving him a bottle for night time. Now he is fine with it. He also used to have a paci all the time. But I only give it to him at nap and bed time.

Jolene - posted on 05/13/2010

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I just took my son's night time bottle (the only bottle he had left in a day) away starting this week. I thought this was going to be a hard transition because he's not a continuous drinker with the sippy cups. He will drink some then toss it aside..come back and drink some more..then toss it aside. So....I bought those Nuby 8 oz sippy cups with the soft spouts. He took right to it. Now don't get me wrong...he still is messing around with it, but not like the other sippy cups. All week he has gone to bed within the same time and slept all night. Good luck to everyone else who is trying to get rid of that "ba ba." It really might not be as bad as you think. Just try!

Lisa - posted on 05/13/2010

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My son Phoenyx drinks water and sometimes juices (don't give him a lot of juice) from a sippy cup. Milk for naps and bed time are still in the bottle, but meal time, milk is in a sippy cup. I wanted to wait till I got out for the semester (3 more weeks) to ween him completely off the bottle.

Amber - posted on 05/12/2010

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My daughter has been on just a sippy since 12 months. We tried at about 9 1/2 mopnths and were doing pretty good, but then she got sick and I caved. When I tried again at 12 months she took to it no problem. She must have been ready.

Laura - posted on 05/12/2010

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Emma still takes a bottle of milk 3 times a day. Her Dr says this is fine as long as she is not walking around or falling asleep with it. She also drinks out of a sippy cup, a regular cup and through a straw but as many times/ways that I have tried she will not drink her milk unless it is in a bottle. I'm not worried about it yet! Hope this helps

Paige - posted on 05/12/2010

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Easton took to a sippy when he was a little over one... I would only give him bottles when he would walk over to where they were kept and cry for one...he no longer asks for them so I don't give them to him at all... Easier to break than I thought it would be.. Now it's binky time

Elizabeth - posted on 05/12/2010

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my son was like that, but i just put the bottles up where he couldnt see them. he sticks to sippy cup as long as he doesnt see the bottles. he gets a sippy cup of milk before bed and his nap time. for me it was kind of hard for awhile but once he realized that he didnt have the bottle and the sippy cup it was a lot easier!

Deidre - posted on 05/12/2010

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My little man is going to be 16 months tomorrow and he has been completely bottle broke since he hit a year. We got him sippy cups that are the same shape as his bottles were and he took to them so easily. We finally threw the bottles away last month since they were so trashed anyway.

Angela - posted on 05/12/2010

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Sara - Micah was off the bottle at 12 months...only sippy cup. He was one that would NOT sleep without a bottle of BFing...we had to do the Baby Wise sleep solution when he was a year old and since then he sleeps without it - it was HEARTBREAKING for two weeks but sleeps...well like a baby now!!

Deanna - posted on 05/11/2010

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My little girl is also 16 months. I just started potty training. I give her a mini m&m every time she sits on the potty even if she doesn't go. She went in her potty five times today! She also has a potty chart, we put a sticker for each accomplishment.

AMY - posted on 05/11/2010

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I TOOK MY LITTLE MAN'S BOTTLES AWAY FROM HIM AT 10 MONTHS...GAVE HIM A SIPPY, AND HE HAS NEVER ASKED FOR ONE SINCE AND HE JUST TURNED 16 MONTHS. I THINK THAT IT IS EASIER FOR SOME THEN OTHERS. NOW MY QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU START POTTY TRAINING? HE TELLS ME THAT HE IS GOING 1 AND 2 BUT CAN'T GET HIM TO SIT ON THE POTTY AND GO...THANKS FOR ANY ADVICE OUT THERE...

Melinda - posted on 05/11/2010

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i Breastfed my daughter till she was 8mths (teeth got in the road - she was biting) and put her on the bottle she always had water from a sippy cup, she can now drink from a big girls cup - but if you were to put milk in it she isnt very happy. warm milk she will drink it buy only a little bit - she is now 15mths old. with my older daughter when she dropped her daytime feed we went cold turkey a threw out the bottles and it was easter time and the easter bunny took the bottles and replaced them with new cups with straws she 1 1/2 almost. kayleigh isnt quite ready for that at this stage yet so she is still on the bottle although she isnt having as many bottles now so we can look almost getting rid of them. hope that helps.

Tabetha - posted on 05/11/2010

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I would throw them away. I have 3 children, and my youngest is 16 months. I stopped giving the bottle when I started whole milk, at 12 months. I am also, starting to introduce a small cup as well, on occasion. Also, some dr's recommend that you NOT give a bottle at bedtime, especially with milk, bc it can cause ear infections.

Deanna - posted on 05/11/2010

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I took my daughters bottle away when she was a year old. She does still have her binky, though. I am a little worried about trying to break her of that.

Chantelle - posted on 05/11/2010

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With my son, he was off the suckie by 9 months (very easy to do as he was not attached) and by 11 months I cut him down to just a bottle at night til he was 12 motnhs old then took it away cold turkey it went very smotthly.... My duaghte ronthe other hand, was very attached to her suckie and bottle, her suckie was taken away cold turkey at 11 months, I didnt like her waking up all through the night becasue she lost her suckie, and the bottles were taken away cold turkey at 13.5 months ae would wake up wanting another bottle at night and I would refuse but it would be like 2 hrs intotal at night of her screming in the middle of the night. She refused the ippy cups as well, but I foudn the lil enstien ones with the coours n shapes on them (themed red or green) worked wonders. She is 16 months old and onto a 2year old sippy cup now. It takes time unfortunealty but you know when your kid is ready and know how o do it by personality. When I took it form my dauhgter Letarra her security went from that to me. now I cant put her down or shell scream (which ill walk away from to teach she cant always get her way... but breaks my heart :( )

Isis - posted on 05/10/2010

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I just took my sons bottles away 3 weeks ago and we did it cold turkey. I just threw them all out and decided to go for it. I find that if i give him a sippy cup with milk b4 bed he doesnt even think about the bottle. He just needs something to distract him, so a book seems to work well for us. He just flips through the pages until he goes to sleep. Some nights have been easier than others but i think as long as u stick to it it should be fine. GOOD LUCK however u decide to do it

Natasha - posted on 05/10/2010

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When I was switching Caden from formula to whole milk he started taking the sippy more. That was at 11 1/2 months. He had no interest in the bottle after that. It was really easy for us to get him off the bottle. Every child is different. He will let you know when he is ready.

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