i'm having a hard time getting my 13 month old son off the bottle

Kimberly - posted on 07/12/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My youngest son is almost 14 months old and does not want to give up the bottle, i've been trying to give him sippy cups but he just throws them down. It seemed easier with my first son he didn't really care for bottles and was off them by 12 months. If anyone has any suggestions i would love to hear them..thanks.

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Kimberly - posted on 07/13/2009

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I'm going through the exact same thing with my son right now! Somethings that his ped told me were to start by replacing afternoon bottles instead of night or morning ones since those are the most comforting. Let him have milk or juice from the sippy cup, but only water from a bottle during the day so that the cup is more like a treat. While feeding the baby lunch have a sippy cup for him and for you. Drink from yours and ham up how fun and yummy it is to perk his interest.

Good luck! Kim, from justamomha.com

Amy - posted on 07/13/2009

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Hi,I know how u feel(Im having the same prob with my son)Hes 2 1/2 an he just wont give up the bottle no matter wot,I'v tryed every thing....(An its not just night time hes having it)...

Amy - posted on 07/13/2009

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Hi,I know how u feel(I have the same prob with my son) Hes 2 1/2 an he still wont give the bottle up no matter wot,i'v tryed every thing...

Rachel - posted on 07/12/2009

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Go to Walmart, NUBY makes a sippy cup that has a nipple shape. We used that for my son in getting him use to sippy cups. They are sippy cups but have the "feel" of a bottle, you slow change them over.



Try to not let him go to bed with any bottle, I know it is hard but juice and milk can sit in their mouth and roit their teeth. We do a cup of milk for my 2 year old before bed. He drinks his milk, then we brush his teeth , then read a story then bed.

Natasha - posted on 07/12/2009

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Hi,
I was just in this situations.
My son is 2 in october, and was still on a bottle at night.
I just took them away, I put formula on his weetbix in the morning so that he still gets the essential vitamins and minerals from the formula, only because we have a history of cows milk allergy so I'm very cautious with our use of milk. Also if your worried about him not getting enough goodness, try a daily multivitamin for his age group, you can get them in liquids - Helps get goodness into picky eaters as well.

Mel - posted on 07/12/2009

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mine will only use bottle to, with the cup she just spits it all out. im just sticking with the bottle for now even though everyone tells me not to. this way i can tell how much shes drinking too, shes 15 months

Kimberly - posted on 07/12/2009

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thanks for the advice i have quite a few people criticizing me because i don't have my son off the bottle yet.

Carrie - posted on 07/12/2009

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my mum told me it was ok for them to have milk in a bottle as long as it's not juice cause that can rot teeth. so i just let my son grow out of it, he only had a bottle in the morning and a bottle at night till he was 2 and half, and eventually he'd just go sleep with no bottle. i think 14 months is stll young, so don't worry yourself yet x

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