What is the easiest way to get my Daughter off the bottle at night?She does not take pacifiers

Estelle - posted on 12/06/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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She doesn't use the pacifiers..If she don't have it she will not go to sleep and all she will do is cry.

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Estelle - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Charlene:

With my daughter I started putting water in the bottle instead of milk then after a while of that no more bottle was needed. She still got the comfort of the bottle while still easing her off it, otherwise try putting in smaller amounts each night


How much water?

Charlene - posted on 12/06/2009

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With my daughter I started putting water in the bottle instead of milk then after a while of that no more bottle was needed. She still got the comfort of the bottle while still easing her off it, otherwise try putting in smaller amounts each night

Nicole - posted on 12/06/2009

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For my son Cody who is now 18 months and has been off the bottle and pacifer for three months now, I just threw them away so he could not even see them. It took awhile with the bottles but he got used to the sippie cup after awhile. Every once in awhile they just got to cry it out.

Dora - posted on 12/06/2009

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I am in agreement with both ladies advice. With my son, who is now 26, I did the sippy cup and rocking him. I also gave him 1 animal cookie with it. I think the cookie helped to fill him up more and get to sleep sooner. Some were telling me the cookie would ruin his teeth. He had NEVER had a cavity yet!!! Nor to I or my daughter. I am 46. My daughter is 13 now and she was harder to get off the btl. With both kids I breast fed first so the btle was just lead up I guess to ending it all. My daughter was small and it took her longer to get off the btl. Again...I did the sippy cup and a cookie. Just make sure you stop at 1 cookie and make sure it is all gone from their mouth if they fall asleep. They will cry at night when trying this but it won't take long until they get the idea. Like Rachelle said, just go in every so often and ck on them. I followed the plan in the What to do the toddler yrs. I think that was the one. I read all the What to do books with my daughter. It said to go in after 1 min. then 2 then 3, just keep adding a minute after you have been in. Don't pick them up, just lay them back down and sooth them by a back rub or sing while standing next to crib or in a chair. If it takes to long go back out so they know you are not staying there all night. It will be tough but hang in there and you will be fine! Good luck!

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It took about a week for my son to get the idea of falling asleep on his own without milk. He cried for about 30mins the 1st night, I would go in every 5 mins to check on him & to let him everything was okay, he would get his milk at the start of his bedtime routine, it was hard but we eventually got there. Go to www.babycentre.co.uk. they have some really good tips on that website, & it was good for me to refer back to it during cos it kept me going & remember to take 5 mins for yourself & just breathe it definitly helps you get thru the crying.

Sheryl - posted on 12/06/2009

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well i started him on my sons on a sippy. the first night was hard but after that it got easyer. i tryed to find one that was small to where they could hold it with one hand. i think it gave them the since that it was like a bottle, but really it not. hope that helps.

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