Stuck on bottle. Please help!

Angie - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My baby will be 1 the middle of October, but she is still taking a bottle to fall asleep with. She takes a sippy cup the rest of the day, but when its time to go to sleep, she screams until she gets her bottle, then goes to sleep with no problem. I have tried substituting her sippy cup but that does not work. I have heard that it is really hard to break them if you don't do it before they are one. Any suggestions are welcome!!

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Denise - posted on 10/10/2009

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She does get about a cup of watered down juice from her sippy in a day but she just will not take her milk out of it. She takes a few sips then pushes it away.

Dorothy - posted on 10/10/2009

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Denise i am in the same boat as you. My LO will drink anything from her bottle but as soon as i give her a sippy cup she takes a sip and spits everything out, no matter what it is. It's frustrating! Please help ....

Denise - posted on 10/10/2009

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I offer my little girl her sippy cup all the time but she wont drink much from it. The only way I can get her to get her daily amount of milk is with her bottles. I have been trying so hard for several months. I am really considering going cold turkey with her too but I cant keep a sippy of milk out all day, it will go bad. i have tried giving it to her with meals but she never takes much.

Kat - posted on 10/10/2009

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Yeh I kinda agree. Go cold turkey on it. If you wait till she's older she'll have more stamina to fight it & scream longer. This bottle is a sleep cue, so replace it with a new sleep cue. Like a book, song, dolly or something. Have the sippy cup ready on hand but don't give in with the bottle.

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i'm goin to say that i would just yank it.. she will cry but will get it eventually.. easier now than much later.. she wont like it but it will get rid of the bottle, you can substitute books or somthing like that for bedtime routine

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