How do I get my 19 month old off the bottle ??

Lisa - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 19 months and loves his bottle so much he would prefer to have milk than food. He is a very healthy child and does eat a balanced diet but at times all he wants is his bottle, should i be trying to wean him off ?? He has water and juice in cups but not milk ?? any suggestions

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Amanda - posted on 05/03/2010

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It's fine that sometimes all he wants is milk but if he's doing it faily often put him on 2% milk. I wouldn't rush the bottle weaning either if he only drinking the milk out of it. But when my son who's now 2, was 14 months old we bought sippy cups that had removable stoppers in them and took them out until he got the hang of drinking milk out of it. Wal-mart also sell sippy cups for $3 that look like bottles but there really sippy cups.

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