Bottles... how do you get rid of them, my son is over a year and i'd like to get rid of them soon.

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Just be consistent! I know its a pain but don't give in, make rules and stick to them. Maybe only give bottle at nap time and when its time for bed at first, then only bedtime and then not at all. And be sure to start brushing teeth if havnt and don't let them take milk to bed for too long because you will ruin front teeth! Its a hard balance and we didn't get it right till second child and my daughter has to get woek done on her front teeth now because let her have milk too long!

Crystal - posted on 08/14/2009

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It was really easy for my husband and I to get our son off of the bottle. When he was a year old we got him off of the bottle and the pacifier. We went from the bottle to the sippy cups that have the soft nipple on them to the ones with the hard ones, it took just a few days. He never missed it! Hope that you have been able to do it. I know that it is harder for some than others. good luck to you

Kristy - posted on 08/14/2009

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My kids were easy to get off the bottle but I read some where to give them only water in the bottle and offer milk and juice in the sippy cups. You may have to try several different kinds of cups to find one that he likes he may even like the ones with a straw.

Laura - posted on 08/14/2009

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I put juice in a bottle and a cup and said to my son this is a baby's bottle and this is a big boy cup, so i put them both on the coffee table. my son picked up the cup and started drinking out of it, so i through the bottle straight away. my son was 8 months at the time. my daughter is 9 months and she is nearly off the bottle. She does drink out of the cup. The best thing 4 u to do is through the bottle away, when your son needs a drink, he will start drinking out of it.

Tina - posted on 08/14/2009

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I started introducing my daughter to a sippy cup during the day without the spill proof device and she finally got used to it. I just my daughter the bottle at night until she was able to drink her milk in a sippy cup as fast as she could drink it in a bottle. I hope this helps

Erin - posted on 08/14/2009

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my son is 14 months and i swithced him to sippy cups when he was 12 months..i first tried the normal sippy that is the hard plastic spout and he didnt like it..i found a "NUBY" sippy that has a silocone spout and he took right too i think because it is more closer texture to a bottle nipple, just a little more firmer so they cant chew threw them..but its in the shape of a sippy mouth piece...i love them and so does my son.they best part they do not leak..i found them a babies-r-us..they come in a two pack..$5-6..try that it should work..good-luck

Amanda - posted on 08/13/2009

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If your son only uses a bottle for drinks and not for nutritional purposes, go to the store, buy sippy cups and throw all of the bottles in the trash. Out of sight out of mind.

Summer - posted on 08/13/2009

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My 13 mo. old daughter refuses to drink from a sippy cup. She hates them! There is one we use daily and it has sort of a bottle type nipple. This drives me nuts - we try sippy cups every day and she puts it in her mouth and then tosses them.

Melissa - posted on 08/13/2009

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i went cold turkey as well. the day he turned 1, i gave him a sippy cup, and never looked back! neither did my son! now he thinks he's too big for a sippy too,...constantly wants to drink out of water bottles, or cups with straws. we started with the soft tipped sippy, but he was chewing through that just like he chewed through the bottle nipples (which was why i had to get rid of bottles in the first place). so we went to the hard tip gerber cups and never went back. good luck!

Ragan - posted on 08/13/2009

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I just went cold turkey wth my kids, just get rid of all your bottles so your not tempted. It may be a rough couple of days but its worth it to not have to deal with bottles anymore. You just have to be firm about it.

Angela - posted on 08/12/2009

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when we switched from formula to Next Step and then milk as her morning drink, we started using soft tipped sippy cups. after about a week (when i was sure she wouldnt have huge issues) I got rid of all but one emergency bottle

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We started a sippy cup around 9 months with juice and then at 1 year with milk. As our little guy no longer needed a bottle for nurtrion because he was eating more and more solids, he kinda fazed out using a bottle himself. We only ever put formula in the bottle so once he got a good taste for table food and became used to milk, he acutally wouldn't drink the formula anymore and since he wasn't used to getting anything other than formula in his bottle, we didn't have a struggle when the bottle disappeared. Good Luck!

Lia - posted on 08/12/2009

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so what happens if you go cold turkey to a sippy cup? or squeeze the sippy cups in while your son is busy and only give the bottles in the morning and at dinner

Nicole - posted on 08/12/2009

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my pediatrician told us when she was about 9 months to start dropping off one of the bottles they had during the day and replacing it with table food and cup of juice. That way they gradually learn to do it. Then by a year they have been weaned off the formula. He said to treat like a little person not really a baby. And its worked for us. Just some advice that worked for me from help with her doctor. Good luck. I hope this helps.

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