Any tips to get my 2 yr old off the bottle?

Shari - posted on 10/29/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter just turned 2 and she drinks everything else out of sippy cups but really wants her milk in a bottle? Does anyone have a sippy cup that is a good transition cup?


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Amy - posted on 11/02/2009




My daughter made the transition on her 1st birthday. We ran out of formula, and she'd been getting juice in a sippy since 9 months. She started getting milk in the sippy at 11 months (her calorie intake needed to increase, per her doctor.) That day, we gave her milk in a sippy, she refused and cried, so i relented and gave it to her in a bottle. She drank it and went to sleep for her morning nap. At her 2nd nap, I tried the bottle again, and she refused. I moved it to the sippy and she took it. When I got her up from her nap, she had only had half the cup. At bed time, I gave her the sippy of milk, and she refused it. I left, came back in 30 mins, and she'd not had a bit! So she did it herself. Just keep trying. You can also, have her help you put all the bottles in a box/bag to give to the "bottle fairy" (saw this on SuperNanny with pacifiers) and set it outside one night for the fairy to come get. In the morning, have her go to the door and there be a note from the bottle fairy, thanking her for all her bottles. Have glitter, and anything else to make it special in the envelope with the note. I hope that helps! Amy

Kaye - posted on 11/02/2009




My son has just turned 2 and his bottles went in the bin about a week ago. I got him a really nice cup from Boots that has a moulded lip on the top rather than a spout that sicks up. It's supposed to help them get used to how to place their mouth on a cup without a lid eventually. It's really cool and Noah loves it, he's not asked for a bottle at all... thankfully lol

All the best

Kaye x

Shari - posted on 10/30/2009




Thank you so much for the Nuby suggestion. I've bought several different sippys that I hoped would work but they didn't. I will give this a shot! I've gotten rid of bottles of milk at night so that gave me hope, but mornings are miserable when I try anything else.

Thanks, again!

Heather - posted on 10/30/2009




my son is 16 mo and I just got him off the bottle 2 days ago, and he is doing wonderful. I tried so many ways after he turned one year old and none of them worked. The other day, instead of giving him milk in the bottle for bedtime, I gave him juice in the bottle(this kept him from throwing a fit over not having the bottle). Then all day he didnt get any milk, just juice in the sippy cup. That night when it was bedtime I put some milk in a sippy, he was a little fussy but since he hadnt had milk all day he took it. They have a transition sippy at walmart, that has 3 stages, its called the nuby. It has the bottle nipple, then a straw like nipple then a sippy nipple. I would use that for the bottle for a cpl days and then go to the sippy. It seemed to make the transition a little easier for him. Just make sure, she gets plenty of food, snacks, etc. the day you dont give her milk to make sure she gets the nutrition and vitamins. Good luck. It will take a few days for her to forget about the bottle, but just hang in there.

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