My Two Year Old Won't Leave His Bottle

Cecilia - posted on 03/13/2014 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi I was wondering how some of you moms got there young ones to leave there bottle for good as much as I try it's useless :/

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Natalie - posted on 03/14/2014

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I got my daughter off the bottle when she was 15 months, it happened by accident but it was great. I was changing her formual to toddler supplement and she hated it and bam after that she didn't like the bottle. You need to find a drink that he doesn't like and put it in his bottle. It works immedietly! You put a drink he loves in a big boy cup, at first he wont drink out of their but eventually he will give in when he Is thirsty. Good luck :)

Dee Dee - posted on 03/13/2014

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Have you tried to gradually wean them off..that's what I did for mine during meal times I let them have sippy cups. Then slowly started taking it away more and replacing with a cup. They are going to be upset no doubt about it. I tried bringing their attention elsewhere when they were ready to get upset.

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Amanda - posted on 03/21/2014

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My daughter had this same issue. I warmed the milk and put it in a soft tip Sippy at nap and bed time and once she got used to that I would only give it to her 30 minutes before she went to sleep and she got used to that pretty easily. I agree though you should throw them away because its like weaning a child off a nuk. its best just to throw it away and go cold turkey sometimes.

Jessika - posted on 03/19/2014

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I gave my son his sippy cup and he hasn't used a bottle since this was a week ago

Sarah - posted on 03/17/2014

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You tried hiding them....that is different then throwing them away. Hiding them means they are still around to get at when you give in. Throwing them out means you can't give in. You do have a choice whether to give it to her or not. Even if she is picky. Right now you are just encouraging her pickiness by giving in to what she wants. She will survive without the bottle, but you have to stick with taking it away.

Meeta - posted on 03/17/2014

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Sarah I've tried this by hiding the bottle but hasnt worked, shes been drinking from a glass since 7 months and I continued with only 2 bottles a day but when she started falling ill at nursery around 22 months she started using bottle more for comfort. As she is a fussy eater I have no choice but to give her bottle. I've even tried putting porridge in her bottle so she leave bottle but happily takes it in. Dont know what to do :(

Sarah - posted on 03/17/2014

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If they are drinking fine out of a cup....Throw the bottles out....out of sight out of mind. It will take a few days of adjusting but they will adjust.

Meeta - posted on 03/17/2014

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I'm having same problems with my little one too. She is 2.4 months, goes to nursery too. She doesnt use a bottle at nursery, watches other kids and has her milk in a cup :-). She associates milk with bottle and everything else with a cup. She uses bottle mainly for comfort, she has milk in a cup then still wants her bottle. I'm not sure what to do either :(

Cecilia - posted on 03/14/2014

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Yea he grabs his cups when he eats he gets his bottle for a nap n to sleep that's were it gets harder for me to take them away

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