just wondering

Jaleesa - posted on 04/22/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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hi zy'nai is 15 do u think its ok for her sleep wit a cup of milk?

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Amanda - posted on 05/21/2010

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my daughters pediatrician said no to sleeping with a cup of milk - its not good for their teeth.

Karmen - posted on 05/08/2010

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my son goes to bed with a sippy cup but he doesnt drink it all, and mostly none at all...

Amy - posted on 05/07/2010

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both of my daughters had bottles at bedtime and they both have great teeth. another mother posted that the bottle isn't in their mouth the whole time. usually they would drink it then it would get cast aside or they will fall asleep before drinking it and it was cast aside. we brush teeth in the morning and after dinner/before bed. no problems yet.

Mandy - posted on 05/06/2010

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Both of mine have gone to bed with either a sippy cup or bottle, they like to suck to go to sleep and like their own space at bedtime, so I couldn't/can't nurse them to sleep. My daughter is 5 and she has lovely teeth and stopped doing it by the time she was 2. My son is 16 months and he also has great teeth. I make sure they both brush their teeth very well twice a day, well my daughter does it a 3rd time at nursery. I think if it helps them get to sleep and it's not forever then there's no harm in it.

Jane - posted on 05/03/2010

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NO! AWFUL! AWFUL! AWFUL!

if you must give her something, water. but you need to get her out of the habit of going to bed w/liquids so that you don't have that problem when toilet training begins.

Rachel - posted on 05/03/2010

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That is a terrible idea... not only is it bad for their teeth (the cup doesnt have to be in their mouth the whole night to cause damage, its the fact that plaque can build up as you should brush your childs teeth before they go to bed), it can set really bad habits for later in life too! I have a great routine for my little guy... The B routine: bath, book, bottle, brush (teeth), bed.

Karen - posted on 05/02/2010

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always brush teeth before bed and do not eat or drink afterwards/before-during bedtime, because the sugars (yes, milk has natural sugars too) rest in the mouth on the gums and teeth all night, causing dental problems.

Eliza - posted on 05/02/2010

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I give my daughter milk in a sippy cup at nap time but NOT at bed time. I put water in it for bed time. Nap time is ok cause it's just a short time and she's gonna wake up and eat and then brush her teeth afterward. I don't give her milk at bedtime because like everyone else said, it rots their teeth. If I didn't give her that milk at naptime though, she wouldn't get enough milk throughout the day because she refuses to stop and drink it.

Shawna - posted on 05/02/2010

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No way........... if your gonna give her anything in the bed, be it water only.

Linda - posted on 04/27/2010

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No it's not a good idea, I was watching a programme the other day about childrens health and mothers were letting their children go to sleep with bottles, this was resulting in the problem of the childrens teeth actually rotting and having to be removed in hospital. One poor two year old girl had to have all her top front teeth removed as they had become rotten. I always make sure after my daughter has had her bottle at night she then has her teeth cleaned before going to bed.

Elana - posted on 04/27/2010

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i personally think its ok as long as her bottle/Sippy cup isn’t in her mouth the whole night that’s when it becomes bad for their teeth when something is contently in their mouths my daughter still goes to bed with a bottle (she is also 15months) but when she is sleeping its not anywhere near her so check to see if this is the case with your baby and if it is then it should be ok. also make sure the milk is heavily watered down that also helps from the teeth rotting, but probably the best solution is to start a bedtime routine where she take a cup of milk before going to bed so you wont have a bigger problem in the future.

Karen - posted on 04/26/2010

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no. Set up a bed-time routine that does not involve sleeping with a bottle or sippy cup. Suggestion: dinner w/milk, bath (if it's bath night), mellow play or reading time, finish milk (if she wants to), put on jammies, brush teeth, kisses/cuddles, put in crib. Period. No milk or food after brushing teeth, water is okay if thirsty, but I personally still wouldn't let a sippy cup of anything in bed.

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