Bottles

Maria - posted on 02/13/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My child is 2 1/2, and still takes a bottle 3 times a day. How do I get her off it slowly, since had a newborn and she seems to have taken 2 steps backward on this issue.

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Tanya - posted on 03/06/2009

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Thanks for the advice, I don't think there's any way to go about it other than cold turkey eh! My sister was lucky, her son weened himself!

Louise - posted on 02/14/2009

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My son was 2 when bottles were banished. Unfortunately i had to do cold turkey on him. Not that its a bad thing though as now he only drinks from a sippy cup. It took a while for him to stop asking for one, but he finally got the hint cos I didn't back down. It just takes a little time and dont give in xx

Jen - posted on 02/13/2009

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Just replace the bottle with a sippy instead. If they're getting one at night fill the sippy with something they don't like as much (like water) so that they'll eventually give it up at night. Because you have a newborn your eldest is going to regress some. I remember when I helped with my neighbors the eldest stopped wanting to potty train b/c his sister was in diapers. It's just a phase and they'll grow out of it. Just hang in there and you'll work it out.

Tanya - posted on 02/13/2009

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I'm having the same concerns. My daughter (2yrs 4 mos.) was down to 1 bottle a day, at night time only, and since potty training (where we moved the bottle before bed to earlier in the day) she wants a bottle in the morning and afternoon. I don't know if I should just remove her cold turkey or what.

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