How do I take away my babies bottle

Natalie - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter just loves her milk, she's on cows milk . She used to sleep through the night but the last two months she has started waking at night for her bottle, How do I stop the bottle completely? During the day she drinks from a sippy cup but wants her milk in a bottle...

If i give her water at night she just says NO Mommy..


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Latesha - posted on 05/16/2009




We had this problem with my daughter...Not with the bottle but with the waking up in the middle of the night wanting milk. I started giving her a cup of yougart after her dinner for her night time snack. And a cuppy of milk. IF she really wants her milk, she will drink it from her cup and not from her bottle. She may want it in her bottle but if she really wants it she will drink it no matter what you give it to her in. :)

Raynah has been drinking from a sippy cup since 6 months. The earlier the easier, but not necessarily the better. :)

Jessica - posted on 05/16/2009




My daughter started this a couple months ago. It started out slowly, once a night, but then increased to 4 to 5 times. I did everything from feeding her a big late dinner, letting her cry herself back to sleep, nighttime orajel (she still has 2 teeth bothering her), and more. The orajel helped keep her asleep most of the night when she'd been chewing and drooling all day. Everything I tried just seemed to work half of the night. I finally just retired the bottle altogether and gave her a sippy cup at night. She'd take a couple swigs and hand it back and grab her pacifier. That worked. A week of not wanting to exert the extra effort it takes to drink from her sippy cup ended our interrupted sleep. Now its a straight 12hr night for her. Maybe that will work with your little one. Good luck.

Kimberly - posted on 05/11/2009




Just plain don't give it to her. I neve gave my daughter a night time bottle/feeding past 6mths which my pediatrician had recommended. I got her the cups with the rubber straws and they are also better because less of what they are drinking will sit on their teeth. I took my daughters bottle away from her altogether when she was 13-14mths. I started by taking her morning one away first and after a few days took her before bed one away. She was prety easy and those were the only two bottles she was getting since she turned 1. Try giving her the straw cups instead of the sippy cups that way she is still getting the sucking pleasure from it loike her bottle more so than a sippy cup. Hope this helps a little. Good luck =) By the way your girl is adorable!!

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