how do i stop my 15mnth old from havin a bottle at nite

Karla - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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i have managed to take my daughter off of the bottle during the day but she will not sleep with out one.

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I found that with my daughter it was more of a comfort than an actual need to have a bottle to drink. Sucking on a bottle can be soothing for her and may help her back to sleep. However, allowing her to sleep with one can cause tooth decay because whatever you put in her bottle will gather and sit in her mouth while she sleeps. I wouldnt reccommend switching to a sippy at night either, different cup same effect, know what I mean? Get her a comfort toy or blanket that she really likes instead of handing her a bottle hand her the toy or blanket. It wont be easy and she might cry a fuss for the first couple of days but she will get the point. It took me 3 days to get my daughter off the bottle at night, i substituted it with a musical light up glow worm...she loved it. Good luck!

Karla - posted on 09/14/2009

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thanks for the response i will try her on that just a lil worried as she wont drink milk in the day as i have tried it in her day beakers and she turns her nose up. my partner said i shud just take it away 1 day and dont give her 1 and if she wants milk swhe will learn to drink it from her beaker

Jessica - posted on 09/14/2009

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Hi Karla, I would recommed a zipper cup, one of those non-spill cups and try to explain to her that she doesnt need a bottle anymore and its time for a cup, it does the same thing but a step up from the bottle that way she can still sleep with it, hope that helps! Good Luck

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