advise please??????????????????

Tara - posted on 05/14/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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well , i don't know what to do , i did somthing rong with my daughter and i don't know how to wean her . i am still giving her a bottle in the morning and at night and she is 3 and a hlaf years old . please tell me how can i wean her from the bottle , i am intended to wean my boy when he is 1 and a half . i don't want to make the same mistake .
please i need your advice .

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Louise - posted on 05/15/2010

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At this age you will have to go cold turkey. Tell her that she is a big girl now and that babies have bottles. Then let her pick her own cup for milk. Once you start using it do not go back to the bottles no matter what the fuss.

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Aimie - posted on 05/19/2010

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I started introducing sippy cups at 6-7 months for both of my boys. My oldest is now 28 months and has been weened from a bottle completely since he was 1; no problems. My youngest is 8 months and during the day I give him his formula in a sippy cup and he is doing well. He loves to mimmick his big brother so that helps. Try buying a couple different kinds (different nipples) of sippy cups and having her try them out. She may want one with a nipple similar to a bottle and then you can move to the harder tops once she gets used to a sippy cup. To make it more appealing I would try to get her excited about being a "big girl" and tell her all the ways she is so big! Try telling her that her brother is a baby and he needs a bottle because he cannot do the things that she can do. Reward her positive behavior. Also, if she gets thirsty she will take her sippy cup if you do not give her the option of a bottle. If it is her source of comfort find something else to soothe her. Good luck! Just be patient and say some prayers...things have their way of working out!

Cindy - posted on 05/19/2010

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Its going to b hard but u can do it! Do cold turkey let her throw it away so she will c she did it , then when she wants it tell her remember u threw it away no more bottle!!! My daughter didnt want hers when she turned 1 she was real easy to break, she loved her sippy cup... Also one thing that my help u, at walmart they have a sippy cup transition set it has a bottle sippy nipple and then goes into regular nipple there is 3 different nipples n this set it runs about $5.00 try that it helps out trust me! Hope this works.

Jenny - posted on 05/17/2010

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I broke my son at 11 months..i am not sure if the same routine would work for an older baby, but it may be worth a try. I went to wal-mart and bought these sippy cups called sport sippers. the have a bottle like shape and a silicone top that has a long tip. It give the look and feel of a bottle, but when she takes it, slowly move to the regular silicone top sippy cups. It worked for my son and i have high hopes it works for my baby girl too. Now he will take any cup! Good luck to you! Hope it works as good as it did for me!

Tara - posted on 05/17/2010

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thank you for all your responses , i have learned from each of you . thank you , i will try and i will see what will happen. and yes alexia i will buy her a fancy cup for milk with her , and will let her choose it herself . thank you again .

Camilla - posted on 05/17/2010

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you have to take it away from her. she is to big to have it. you have to learn her that there is a difference between her and her little brother, she might get jelous but she just have to learn it. Taking her of the bottle is not just trying one day, you have to keep doing it when you first start or else she will learn that if she makes a big fuss she can get it her way. stay at the cours them you take a stand. it might bee hard but its worth the effort...And she has to go first, she is the oldest.

Sara - posted on 05/16/2010

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just take them away! i made my lil girl throw them in the trash herself and when she wanted one after they were thrown away we just let her cry, she will figure it out.. is your lil girl potty trained yet?

ALEXIA - posted on 05/16/2010

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that is hard..the only thing to do is totally take it away! have her help you collect all the bottles and u can even make it fun and put them on ur front porch and say the fairys will come pick them up later..or dora or a character she likes. Make sure she know she wont get them back..maybe take her to the store to pick out a big girl cup??

Diane - posted on 05/16/2010

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i just took my son off the bottle at 2...he only took it at night any way so cold turkey was easy to do. try this, when she says she wants her bottle just say i will get u some milk and bring back a sippy cup with milk in it and if she fusses just take it aways and say alright then..ask her again a few min. late and she just might take the sippy cup..i know my son did when he knew he wasent getting a bottle

Cathy - posted on 05/16/2010

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My daughter (4 yrs) stopped using a bottle at 1 1/2 just made her call the sippy cup her "bobby". Also, you will need to hide the bottles so that it is no longer seen at all. She still has her milk at night before she goes to sleep & I don't discourage it. Just made her think her sippy was a bottle and it did the trick.

Pamela - posted on 05/16/2010

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still give her a btl at night time and in the morning but during the day give her a cup of juice thats what im doing

Rachel - posted on 05/15/2010

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Cold Turkey!! Bottles stop at 1!!
I did that to my daughter, when she turned 1 it was no more bottle any more at all!! Since her 1st birthday she hasn't had a bottle what so ever!! I look at thyis way, if your little one gets thirsty enough she'll figure out that your not going to give her a bottle and she'll have to drink from a big girl cup.

Laura - posted on 05/15/2010

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My daughter started to get bottle rot on her teeth so I told her, if you keep using your bottle, your teeth are going to look ugly and they are going to hurt too... She didnt want her teeth to look ugly and have "ca ca" on them so we took her bottle to the trash can and she threw it away... It was closure for her to throw it away herself...

Tara - posted on 05/15/2010

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hi, i tried that one day but cos she watch her favorite cartooon in the morning with her favorite blanket so she wants a bottle with her brother . and the other thing is she is jelous from him , what he do she has to do . that is the problem , i think i have to wean my son with her to learn and throw the bottles just at night . what do you think?

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