Taking the bottle away at the sametime as toilet training & winding down?

Samantha-anne - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is also 13 months yesterday and today we went to the shops and bought him a lil ladder for the toilet to start toilet training. My biggest concern is i'v put him into a ruteen of having a bottle b4 he goes to bed to wind down so he knows its bed time, how do i toilet train him, take the bottle away and let him know its bed time all at once? WITHOUT confusing him and making it too uncomfortable for him to want to try? And that is the only bottle he has of a day so when do i fit the bottle into the day?

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Sarah - posted on 10/06/2009

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Do one at a time. Trying to change everything at once will just take away his sense of security and introducing the potty training at the same time will probably terrify him.

Carrie - posted on 10/05/2009

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I took all of my children's bottles away when they turned 1. I actually had then throw them away so they knew that they weren't getting anymore bottles. Try moving him to a sippy cup and start putting less in it every night or every couple of nights. My daughter just turned 2 in June and I started potty training her this past week and she was doing great but then all of a sudden this week she threw a fit to put panties on so she went back in a diaper. Just remember to not force him or he will take longer to do it. I hope this helps.

Samantha-anne - posted on 10/05/2009

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y should i take the bottle off him he is only just going onto stage 3 toddler which is from 12 months and up? I did try toilet training him but i can see he has no concept of what was going on whilst on the toilet so i will definitely wait a little longer before i introduce him to Mr toilet again

Ashley - posted on 10/04/2009

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ya i would def agree with the other two. my son is 17 months and we havent even tried yet. we are going to get a potty just so he can get used to it and then we will take it from there. he will have to be potty trained by the time he goes to daycare which will be next july so he will be a little over two. i feel right now he's not even ready to try. do one thing at a time. i would work on the bottle first then the potty training.

Kathryn - posted on 10/04/2009

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first i would work on the bottle then after that work on the potty training. i have learned from having my son, other moms, books, and doctors, that potty training is along process and can be a stressful one. i was told not to start potty training if there was other changes going on.

Brandi - posted on 10/04/2009

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I would suggest you ween him from his bottle completely before you start toilet training. At 13 mos. he's really young for toilet training. Take this one step at a time or you're likely to frustrate him and you in the process. There's really no need to rush these things, they grow up fast enough as it is. My son is 18 mos. old and we haven't even started thinking about toilet training, yet.

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