My daughter is 18 months and I want her to stop using a bottle any suggestions?

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Kelly - posted on 07/06/2009

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I made pretend that the bottle princess had come in the middle of the night & taken all the bottles away. We described how beautiful and nice the bottle princess was and whenever anyone had asked about bottles, my daughter would tell everyone how beautiful the princess was instead of focusing on how she had no more bottles!

Jamie - posted on 07/06/2009

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throw them all away. Be an active parent and deal with her crying for a few days.

Shahnaz - posted on 07/06/2009

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to be honest you can talk to her all you want and to her it sounds like blah blah blah.... lol.
you have to be strong and take her to the trash can and show her where its going to be from now on and go to the store with her and let her choose a sippy cup that she likes and make it fun for her. I promise you once you let her have a choice in it she'll be more open to trying something new. Saw that on Supper Nanny and I did it with my daughter and she's been off the bottle since she was 12 months she's now 18 months and we're always allowing her to choose her feeding utensils and she uses them without fail. Give it a shot it may work hope all goes well.

Ashley - posted on 07/06/2009

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She might just like the texture of the nipple...you might want to try the silicone tip sippy cups. It sounds awful but just take it away. She won't be hurting and if she's thirsty she will drink from whatever you give her. You're the boss and should tell her that's the way it will be. I'm sure she will protest but she will also get over it.

Vicky - posted on 07/06/2009

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just done that myself! My daughter is 23 months & was only just ready to get rid of the bottles recently - i tried before but she was far too upset - recently she was bril!!! she threw them away herself & when she asked for the bottle i just said no thats your drink & passed her her sippy cup & after a day she accepted it as her own cup! just remember there is no rush! don't just think cus other people & annoying health visitors (who always put too much pressure on us moms i think!!!) are saying they should have sippy cups at some stupid age like 1 that you should do it! you are the mom, just go off how your little one seems - are they ready? test it out by hiding the bottles for as long as you can & using the sippy cup & that'll tell you if she's ready.....

Jessica - posted on 07/06/2009

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Set a date with your daughter, ( i recommend 1 month from now) and explain to your daughter that she is a big girl now and big girls dont use bottles. Then tell her that the date you have both set is the date that she won't have bottles any more! remind her every now and then of the date and in the last week remind her every day! then when the date is upon you get your little girl to throw them away herself! Worked perfectly for everyone on "supernanny" lol

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