How Do I stopmy son From using a Bottle all together!

Agnes - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son stopped using a pacifier..now everytime we are in the car it seems that he's trying to replace his pacifier with the Bottle. Also he seems to wake up at night for it. Tried the Sippy cup..and tried just to Rub his back..and tried just to let him cry it out..

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when ur driving down the road act like u throw it out the window(or actually do it so he knows its gone lol) and tell him its all gone! thats how my friend did it with her daughter..

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Be careful this sounds close to what happened to my son... He never sucked his thumb as a baby and never took a pacifier. I didn't give the pacifier as an option at all. I had a hard time breaking him of the bottle and everyone said just throw them away and be done with it. Out of sight, out of mind... NOT TRUE... my son immediately started sucking his thumb. If hes putting up such a fight, i would have to say cut it back week by week til hes down to just giving it up. If children feel pressured they do the opposite of what we want them to do. A bottle to them is cigarettes to a smoker! GOOD LUCK!

Agnes - posted on 09/14/2009

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He's almost 18 months..ok I an just worried about the whole bottle mouth thing..Don't want him to ruin his teeth even though they are his baby teeth..I will just keep on trying thanks..for your help!

Caitlin - posted on 09/14/2009

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How Old is he? My daughter was 2 1/2 before we got rid of it, but we did it! So, the main thing is consistency. If he wakes us in the night for it, I would suggest doing the same thing you are doing, offering a sippy cup, although I would suggest that you avoid letting him keep the sippy cup in the crib with him, because that may create more trouble later. I would try just offering the sippy cup. They do have cups that have a soft top that is similar to the texture of a bottle nipple. Good Luck, and if you are consistent, he will learn that he isn't getting one.

Mojojojo - posted on 09/14/2009

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I'm using the Amadeus 360 cup and my son is 8 months. Check ebay as I can't find them in the shops anymore and I just got 3 from there!

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