Need advice on how to take the bottle away???

Lupita - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 13 months now and i would like to start taking the bottle away. She drinks out of a cup all day except for naps and bedtime. I've tried putting water in her bottle so she doesn't want it but that didn't work for long. Any advice helps.

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Angela - posted on 04/13/2010

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I would try the Nuk sippies from walmart for her at bedtime. My girls love those and it was much easier than trying to force her off the bottle. I wish you luck and hope everything turns out for you. It is a hard and difficult job being a mom but it does have it's rewards.

Lupita - posted on 04/13/2010

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Thanks everybody so far my daughter is doing good right now she only gets a bottle at night because she is getting 4 teeth at once but once they come in she will not be getting a bottle at night anymore plus i threw them out and only have one lol

April - posted on 04/09/2010

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The key is to do it young. I took both my kids bottles away at 8 months and replaced with the cups with silicone spouts and no handles and neither one of them noticed a difference. Then at about 10 months I replaced those with the cups with the hard spout and handles and the transition went very smooth. I think taking them from a soft nipple staright to the hard spouts is frustrainting to them and that's why I did it the way I did.

Kim - posted on 04/09/2010

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yep you mustjust take it away.i was soft and age 7 and some rotten back teeth i took my daughters away.a failure as a mom yes.there are many things kids have to do to grow up and they have to move on.she would have but i never let her .please dont critisize me too much lol.i know i was wrong.

Aurora - posted on 04/09/2010

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My daughter loved her bottle. When she was a year old it just got to the point of her bitting the nipples off that we just threw them all away. Yes we had a couple of sleepless nights but it's worth it and we never looked back.

Stacey - posted on 04/09/2010

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try her with a sippy bottle i had the same trouble with my 2 yr old it took nele a week ov crying for the bottle but i didnt give in and it worked

Dawn - posted on 04/09/2010

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well i weaned my oldest by only giving her a bottle in the morning and before bed at night . the rest of the day she got offered the cup . if she didn't take it . i would offer some baby food. she cried a lot for the bottle and yea i thought it would drive me mad ,but i stayed with it and eventually she accepted the cup and i took her off the morning and night feedings with the bottle and threw all the bottles out. it takes a lot of persistence ,but it can be done.
my youngest didn't have a problem with the cup. she actually wanted to drink out of a grown up cup .

Alicia - posted on 04/08/2010

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My little one is 13 months old, and I started earlier. I started giving him just a sippy cup during the day at 9 months. He was still taking bottles at night til his first birthday. I just threw them away. He did not like it for about a week, but he is now doing just fine. It also taught him that he needed to eat more at supper knowing he would not get a bottle. The first week I had to make sure he ate a snack right before bed so he was full and would go to sleep. Now he doesn't even need that, unless we have a early dinner. Good luck

Elizabeth - posted on 04/08/2010

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When my son turned one I took it away and never gave it back. If she can drink from a cup than she will be fine. She will cry for the first couple of days than she will be fine. Good luck

Misty - posted on 04/07/2010

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Honestly, as a mom of two & a firm believer that once a baby turns one the bottle has got to go. You just have to take it away, her cup will become her "bottle" for a few then she will move on as if it never exsisted. You muct be strong & just take them ALL away. Tell everyone that there is NO more bottle. She will be fine in a few days. I hope this helps you out......Misty, Proud mommy of 2!!

Medic - posted on 04/06/2010

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Just throw it away...it will only take a few days and she will be over it. Thats what I did on my sons 1st birthday and he never wanted it back.

Christine - posted on 04/06/2010

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My baby just turn 1 (she is my 4th). I actually went out and bought a bottle, but it has a sippy cup top. I am hoping that will help. Bottles are so tough to break away from. I would do it very gradually. She is only 13 mos. Don't worry too much!!

Kristin - posted on 04/06/2010

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Just take it away and give her only the cup. I want to say that Supernanny has a trick for it in her book. Mine never took a bottle so I can't really help much. Definitely keep up with only water at nap and bed time. Good luck.

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