Are there any issues with giving your 2.4yo boy milk in a bottle once a day, for 2-3 minutes?

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Jenny - posted on 04/13/2011

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1. I have no issue with how hard it will be to take it away, because I know how to stick to my guns and when im ready to make that decision it will be made no matter how much fuss he puts up. I've been like this with him long enough for him to know when i mean business.

2. I dont understand how you would get any more tooth decay with drinking milk out of the bottle vs drinking milk out of the cup. If anything the bottle should be better because the liquid goes past their teeth, kind of like a straw. And i know lots of people who have had braces and while trying to minimize staining their teeth, they drink soft drink out of a straw. So I dont see how its wrong?

Jenn - posted on 04/13/2011

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I hjonestly dont see a problem with it..We are in such a rush for our children to grow up and it is a shame. My daughter is two and she still uses her bottle. I would definitly encourage the sippy cup as well though and give lots of praise we he does use it and when he does big boy things...It is totally normal when a new baby comes into the picture.

Jennifer - posted on 04/13/2011

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I always took my kids off the bottle at the first birthday for 2 reasons. One, it isn't good for their teeth, and two the longer a child is allowed to have the bottle after the first birthday the more they will resist to having it taken away. It's not uncommon for kids to want to regress when a new baby comes around, because they feel like the baby is getting their attention, and if they act like the baby, they will get the attention back. I would just constantly remind him how proud you are of him when he acts like a big boy, and show him there are advantages to being older (like getting to go down the big slide at the park).

Jenny - posted on 04/13/2011

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I just dont understand why parents feel they must get their baby off a bottle on their first birthday. Whats the driving motivator behind this?

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 04/13/2011

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It is quite normal and not weird for kids to want to regress when they see younger siblings doing things. As i said previously, lots of praise!

Good luck :)

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 04/13/2011

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I have 3 children under 5 (4,2 and 14months) . None of them are using bottles. Ive weaned all mine off at around a year old. Id say dont let him get back into the habbit of drinking from a bottle, no matter how short a time it is. Either sippy or big boy cup. You could also try making him a choccy milk in the sippy or big boy cup. and also lots of praise when he chooses the sippy or big boy cup.
Hope this helps. :)

Jenny - posted on 04/12/2011

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A bottle because his younger sister (10 months) uses a bottle and when i've tried taking his bottle away, he would steal hers any chance he got. Also because he has water in his sippy cup which he drinks from all day long.

I kind of thought this was normal and not too weird?

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 04/12/2011

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Why a bottle? Why not a sippy cup? He may develop odd eating habbits from the bottle? But maybe not if it's such a short period of time? I don't know. I wouldn't do it..

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