how to stop night time bottle

Jessica - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my son is 15 months and still wants a bottle of milk to go to bed. i know its not supposed to be good but he doesnt use a ninny so i think he just wants something to suck on... any advice?

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Sharena - posted on 01/11/2010

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I have a 3 year old son and i went through the same thing except i weened my son off the bottle and pacifier at 9 months, i guress you just gotta let him cry his self to sleep. thats what the doctor told me.

Tamara - posted on 01/11/2010

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I went through the same thing with my oldest daughter. I just took it away at night. She cried for a couple nights and then fell asleep on her own. Try giving him something to cuddle with at night instead or put on lullaby music. This might help.

Alisha - posted on 01/11/2010

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Just stop giving it to him. That is what my doctor said to do.
Your son will cry for it dont go in to help him he has to learn to not have it. I spent 3 nights not going in to my childs room I sat a cryed myself. The first night he cryed for 1 1/2 hours and the second night for only 20 min. and 3rd night he never woke up but I was still up all night waiting for him to. Trash all the bottles and good luck it was harder on me then my son.

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my daughter is 22months and she has a bottle at bedtime. not during the day tho.

i thought it was bad 4 their teeth if it had juice in but im not sure!

Sarah - posted on 01/11/2010

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Each child is different. My youngest was tired of the bottle at 12 months and my oldest did not want to give it up til 2 and 1/2. And no it didn't harm her teeth. I started asking if she wanted a "little baby" bottle or a "big girl" cup for her nightime cup of milk. After a while she chose the cup all the time. That's when I got rid of the bottle.

Tracy - posted on 01/10/2010

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start cutting it back... if he is getting 8 oz cut it back to 6 for a couple days, the to 4 for a couple days and so on... soon you wont need it. If he still seems restless try giving him some warm milk about an hr before bed time

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