bottles?

Chasity - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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What the easiest way to break a child from the bottle?

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Brittany - posted on 02/21/2010

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I gave my daughter sippy cups at roughly 10 months. As soon as she was old enough to grasp and tip it to drink until she was full. Kept with half formula/milk and gave her a bottle only at night before bed time. I tucked the other bottles far away in the cabinet and by a year old she was so used to the sippy cup she didnt like the nipples of bottles anymore :)

Candice - posted on 02/21/2010

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i have a 17mnth old who will drink from a sippy cup at meal times but that's it, we down to only having bottles when we go out or at nap or bed time. the only problem is, I dont feel he's drinkin enough with the sippy cup, he'll only drink 3oz where as with the bottle he'll drink the whole 10oz even after a meal the size i would eat! I've tried ones with straws and that was pointless he just refuses and wont suck it up. I'm at a loss and dunno what to do.

Kim - posted on 02/21/2010

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tommee tippee, do drinking cups, for different stages. They have really soft teats, I use to give both my boys, theses when I was trying to get them off a bottle.

Danielle - posted on 02/20/2010

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the week my son turned 1 i completely took the bottle away outta sight outta mind after the 2nd day he didnt even miss it... i started using sippy cups a few weeks before i took the bottle completely away from him.. just for juice and as soon as he was comfortable with the cup is when i made the switch! now im working on getting him to drink from straws... good luck!

Chasity - posted on 02/19/2010

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What I have did is just make sure he get plenty of milk during the day and I make sure he has a big supper and gets really full and he will just fall asleep eating or I will rock him to sleep and that has seemed to work for me it was very rough the first two days I gave in a couple of time and had to start over. I can't take to crying either I would just rather give in and we all get some sleep.

Julie - posted on 02/15/2010

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I'm so glad there is another mom out there that has a toddler still on the bottle.--->my guy will be 2 in March and he still gets milk in a bottle. He was born at 26 weeks and had feeding issues. At our last visit to the feeding clinic, I asked if it was better for him to actually drink his milk or drink it from a big boy cup (he won't drink over 1/2 oz. from them)? For now, they said that he drinks, however he drinks best since he is still underweight. I'd like to make the bottles go away instead of offering 2 times a day like I am, but still ... I'm thinking my guy will give his up, eventually.

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I'm so glad there is another mom out there that has a toddler still on the bottle. Ryan is 19 months and vehemently protests giving up his bed time bottle/bottles. I was beginning to feel like a terrible mom, but hey it's hard being a working mom. I think...I can listen to him scream and not get any sleep, or give him a bottle and we all go back to sleep. Hmmm.

I tried letting him scream one night for about an hour and a half. He didn't seem sick at the time, but his crying helped turn his little cold into a croup cough. He was so sick the next day, I felt terrible. I never tried that method again....not sure I'm a big fan of it.

Erin - posted on 02/14/2010

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I literally bought my daughter some sippy cups and tossed her bottles the week before she turned one. I had no problems, she didn't notice or seem to care. But then, I never gave her one to take to bed with either. One day and done.

Megan - posted on 02/13/2010

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I did it cold turkey and it was very easy. She didn't mind it at all. My daughter is 17 months and has a straw cup 99% of the time and only has her milk in a sippy.

Paula - posted on 02/13/2010

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Every mum and every child is different and so you have to do what you feel is right for you and your baby. My son is 13 months and we recently started putting his morning milk into a sippy cup. He's been used to having water in a sipcup for a good 9 months or so, so it wasnt foreign to him. He took to morning milk in cup pretty easily. Will move his afternoon milk to cup soon too but dont want to rush his bedtime milk to cup just yet. Thats more on a selfish side for me though, I just love the cuddly closeness of feeding and dont want to lose them all just yet... will have to sooner rather than later though as I know the longer I leave it the harder it will be for him to stop.

Maria - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son is 19 months old and refuses point blank to give up his bottle. When he is screaming for it at bedtime or in the night, I cant be doing with saying no! My 7 year old had a bottle up to about 2.5, then we sent them to Santa. I think he was old enough then to have the conversation and he made the decision, so will probably do the same with Theo. Being a mum is tough enough without making things any tougher!

Theresa - posted on 02/13/2010

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I inroduced the sippy cup around 6 mons. I would put it on the highchair try during feedings. None of my kids were very interested at first, but I continued to have it there every feeding. They eventually got used to it and started drinking from it. Just water at first, but as they got more used to it I started putting milk in it. By about a year they were drinking only milk from it and I got rid of the bottles. All three of my kids did just fine that way, never got mad at the taking away of the bottle.

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begin by cutting it down to nap times during the day and at bedtime then begin to phase it out from nap times during the day over drink in beaker or training cup instead when she/he stops looking for it during the day do the same at night time and hopefully you'll be able to phase the bottle out altogether.

Laura - posted on 02/13/2010

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my son started refusing his bottle at 13months, i just let him tell me wen it was time xx

Kristin - posted on 02/13/2010

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I stopped giving my daughter a bottle at 10 months. She still got the recommended amount of formula daily, but it was through a sippy instead. As soon as she was able to tip a sippy up without any problems, I packed up all of her bottles and tucked them away in a cabinet. She didnt even get a bottle before bed, it was all sippy and she didnt seem to mind at all either. I think the earlier you do it, the easier it is.

Michelle - posted on 02/13/2010

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how old is your child? I cut the amount of bottles down to 2 a day one at night and one in the morming when my daughter was 10 months then when she turned about 15 months i cut it to just one bottle at night. she still got the same amount of milk but in a soppy cup throughout the day. shes 2 now and hasnt had a bottle in nearly 2 months. I do know other people thoghu that still give there 2 year old bottles i just choose not too. but cutting it down is the best way :)

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