My daughter is going to be two in may.What are some good tips on getting rid of this silly cup she has to have to lay down and go to sleep with still????

Sonya - posted on 04/10/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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What is the best way to get my two year old daughter to stop using this sippy cup at bedtime?

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Natassia - posted on 04/11/2012

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I have this same problem with my 2 yr. old. He has to have milk in his cup at nap time and night night time. The pediatrician told me that he will soon stop wanting it. During the day he has to drink out of a big boy cup and at bed time I will cut his milk with water but he only gets one cupful and then its time to sleep. I am now trying to get him down without the cup but it is really hard and it will take a while to do. I just remind him that he is a big boy and he drinks out a big boy cup and he tells me "yeah". Dont rush it, he will let you know when he's done with the sippie cup.

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Sonya - posted on 05/07/2012

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Hi Janice,i agree with you it will destroy their teeth,i finally got her to understand that only water can be in her cup at bed or nap time.Now she takes it to bed but just holds it.(water in cup).Thanks again.

Sonya - posted on 05/07/2012

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Thanks Annaleigh.Yeah i figured there was nothing special about turning two and being thirsty. I'm 41 years young and i'm always thirsty still too.My main concern was her teeth,cause she would only take watered juice or milk.Butt we have fixed the problem:)she now takes it to bed but just holds it.(Water in cup).I also have a twenty two year old son and a seventeen year old son,they got rid of their sippy cup's sooner then her,so just like i said i was a little concerned.But she potty trained sooner.She will be two in a few weeks(may 26)and is totally potty trained,sooo proud.Thanks again

Annaleigh - posted on 05/02/2012

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There is nothing wrong with taking a cup to bed. My rule is only water. My kids didn't/don't mind at all. She gets thirsty! Nothing special about turning 2 and not being thirsty anymore...

Janice - posted on 05/01/2012

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Having milk or juice dripping into her mouth while sleeping could destroy her teeth. You need to give her a choice - no cup or just water. I know it will be tough. No-one enjoys bedtime battles but its really a battle you need to fight.

Talia - posted on 05/01/2012

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my three year old has me wrapped around her little finger she is to smart for me i have to count to ten almost all day. her younger sister is a year and a half hand has been sickly since she's been born and l know that lihi is just trying to get her share of attention but it is a trial for sure. she wont give up her pacifier in fact she needs two in order to sleep and in the middle of the night she comes in to our bed!!!!

Sonya - posted on 04/30/2012

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Thanks Talia.Yeah i have already let her keep it:) I started to notice here lately that she is not even drinking it at night she just has to have it in her hands,lol.Oh yeah!!!! the terrible twos are the way,ur right.Wow i have my helmet on and ready for battle.Thanks Again.

Talia - posted on 04/30/2012

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i say let her be if that is what help her calm herself down then why not she wont be sleeping with the cup when she's 18 when she's ready she will put it aside. pick your battles!!!! she is still a baby and the terrible two are on there way if you say yes she'll say no if you say up she'll say down PICK YOUR BATTLES!!!!!

Sonya - posted on 04/11/2012

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Thanks Karla,i will try the cup with the straw again,i tried once before and she did not like it.But that was a few months ago.Funny thing is,she will only drink milk or juice(watered down)out of her cup.But she will drink water from a big girl cup,but there has to be ice in it:)Thanks again,and hopefully the straw will work,cause this is my main concern,is that the cups without the straws are always in her month/on her teeth!!Cause when i try to take it she wakes up and wants it back to finish her nap/or over night.

Karla - posted on 04/10/2012

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dont see why you have to get rid of it?? As long as there isnt juice/milk in the cup...my daughter is 2 1/2 and i still let her have a cup of water in her room at night. (its a leakproof cup with a straw)

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