getting my 2 year old off the bottle

Leanne - posted on 01/31/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi my son is 2 and I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to get him off the bottle in the night without him screaming??I have a 4 year old but he was never on a bottle..thanks:)


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Kotie - posted on 02/02/2009




my eldest used a bottle for his bedtime milk and morning tea until he was 3.  We then went to the Baby City and bought him these cups with the silicone straws on it, which he now uses, because they don't mess in his bed.  During the day he uses a normal cup.

My baby is now two, and same story.  He is using his sippy cup during the day, but at night he still uses a bottle - saves on bedding!!

There is no rule written in stone regarding this - do what suits you!

Jessica - posted on 01/31/2009




When my son turned 1, I got rid of all bottles and switched to sippy cups.  My son is now 3 and still likes having the sippy cup in bed.  It didn't matter what was in it, he wanted it.  I recently started letting him only have a drink in the kitchen from an open cup or straw cup.  It has taken some time, but he's ok with it now.

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