how can i get my 21 months old daughter off a bottle in the day ive tried everything????


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Connie - posted on 09/23/2009




all i can say is keepin everything you know over and over. if you have to, wait a month and try again taking the bottle away. I did it with my son, I also tried many different sippy cups before he finally gave up the bottle. Good luck.

Angela - posted on 09/23/2009




hey i made the same mistake with my 3 yr old daughter and would give her bottle back when she cried and refusing the cup during the day i would feel bad for her and give her the bottle back! She is now having to see a specilist about her teeth becuz they are crooked! So with my two yr old twins we just went cold turkey like i had with all my previous children ( except my 3 yr old daughter of course) and it is just easier that way it will seem harder for a day or two maybe even up to a week but its easier in the long run

Nicole - posted on 09/10/2009




Hi Jenny,

Being 21 months, I can probably assume your daughter can drink from a cup and you have probably tried that already! Do you put milk in her bottle? If you do, I would start to water it down. If it looks like her milk but doesnt taste the same, you can reason with her its milk and yet with the different taste, she might just toss it away anyway. I have a 21 month old girl too and I know that if I dont put enought milk to water ratio, she wont drink it. She will tend to be hungrier than usual after wards and might not sleep as long initially but she'll get the hang of it.

I havent bothered to take away day bottles yet either, it keeps her happy and makes her sleep well... why would I want to disrupt that? lol Peace is priceless when you have toddlers!

Lori - posted on 09/09/2009




Honestly, I would just go cold turkey and get them out of the house... throw them in the trash, make it not even an option for her (or you). I did that with both of my kids at 12 months and they did great. Of course, I did move to a sippie that was very similar to a bottle, but it was still off the bottle.

Tiffanie - posted on 09/06/2009




With my son, i just went cold turkey. I took the bottle way and did a lot of rocking and holding while he cried. It was really tough in the middle of the night but I just walked him until he fell back to sleep. The next day and night he was fine. I did this a week after he turned 1. I sugguest with a 21 month old that you prepare her first by telling her that she is a big girl and big girls don't need thier bottles anymore then pick a day in advance and do a count down with her and when the day comes just don't give her the bottle.

Amanda - posted on 09/06/2009




Sometimes it's hard for children to get the concept of the cup. So what I did was take the stopper out of the lid so the liquid comes out easier. After about a week my son got the hang of it and never used a bottle again. Just make sure to put the stopper back in when their completly off the bottle:)

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