weaning off the bottle

Aimee - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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hello moms! i am getting ready to START weaning my 10 moth old off of the bottle. i hear this can be a stressfull time for my baby and me. so can i ask for ideas that have worked for all you moms?

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Sarah - posted on 05/29/2010

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My son was the most stubborn child. He would not take a sippy cup no matter what. But then i found one that was relatively similiar to the bottle, it made the transition easier. I introduced a sippy with a soft nipple/lid. He took to it really well, after he got used to it i offered him the hard plastic ones, he took them just fine once he got used to it. Hope this helps

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I started giving the sippy cup and taking away daytime bottles. Then on a weekend we werent busy, i took the bottle. They would cry for about 5 minutes then fall asleep. Took 2 nights then all was good. Good luck! p.s. i did this with the last 3 of my boys!

Natasha - posted on 05/27/2010

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So you are saying to wean my baby from the breast is to start doing bottle feeds during the day then night breast feeding then eventually the breast feeding will be done then start weaning off the bottle to sippy cup. I have a 6 month old and he is a great nurser. The doctor said its time to introduce the sippy cup so should I wait till he is on the bottle first?

Natasha - posted on 05/27/2010

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With my oldest two children who took the bottle, i just kept on introducing the sippy cup all day then at near bedtime give the bottle then they decided that the cuppy was so fun.

Natasha - posted on 05/10/2010

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Keep trying to introduce the sippy cup. Do this for all three meals and for snack times. Then at bed time try it too. If not go to the bottle just for bedtime. After that then work on nothing before he falls asleep. Having something to drink while going to bed will hurt their teeth. It will be hard but you can do it.

Tina - posted on 05/10/2010

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I comp fed. 1 feed breast 1 feed bottle for a week and then increased the amount of bottle feeds until I fed bottle through the day and breast at night. It took about three weeks all up. But if a baby is hungry enough they will drink what you give them.

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