I'm trying to get my 2 1/2 year old off his sippy cup at night time.

Tamara - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my two year old off his sippy cup for good and it not working. i have a 4 month old so i need this to be quiet and fast. if anyone know how to do this please help me.

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Nancy - posted on 04/11/2010

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Try gradually putting less and less water in there. Whenever it gets to the point where you wouldn't be putting anymore in there, don't give him one. Don't even bring it up. If he asks, just tell him Mr. Sippy went night night or on a trip and will be back in the morning.

Trina - posted on 04/14/2010

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I think every mom/family needs to do what is best for your particular child and situation. That's the bottom line. Fawn, don't label yourself a "bad" mom. Not sure if your daughter is hungry or just looking for comfort and now she's accustomed to this routine. The concern would be for her dental health and prevention of ear infections. But I am curious, Tamara and Fawn, what has your pediatricians said about these issues?

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Fawn - posted on 04/14/2010

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ok i am lost here also because yes i guess i am a bad mom but abby still goes to bed with one sippy of milk i am trying to break her she just is such a little monster but see she is still in her crib she will be 3 june 7th but i have no problem with her crawling out of her crib yet so i been told until she starts crawling out of her crib leave her in it that it dont hurt and so i do but got she wakes up in the middle of the nite wanting more sippy so i put water in it help please

Trina - posted on 04/13/2010

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Hi. I think sippy cups are definitely necessary for toddlers even up to age 3. The spills, the food/cup playing. As far as the diaper thing, our daughter is 19 mo and she went thru the wanting a bottle at night stage up to 11 mos. All this time I've been getting up in the middle of the night to change her. Sometimes she'd have accidents still. We switched to a sippy at 11 mo (we began weaning her at 11 mo) and she wanted that at nights too w/ me still doing early morning changes. At 15 mo all that changed. No more cups to go to sleep, and no more cups in the middle of the nights. Her dad's schedule disrupted our routine, but we had to establish one regardless. We decided no liquids for her after 8 (very few exceptions). Because of dinner, her last diaper change is typically around her bedtime which is 8:30p majority of nights. She sleeps thru and most of the time wakes up dry or barely wet. You may have to wean him off the cup at night if you don't want him to use a pamper. Introduce a new bedtime routine; might be a good time to potty train. Do it in the evenings or let him not drink after a certain time. Good luck.

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If the issue is too much water and peeing through his diaper, then just give him a really small amount of water in the cup.
It might work.
Otherwise short of just not giving it to him, I am not sure what to suggest.

I wish I could be more helpful.

Good luck!

Tamara - posted on 04/11/2010

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im trying to get it to where he dont use a pamper at night time i have to wash his beding like every day cause his pamper bust all in his bed

Renae - posted on 04/10/2010

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Why do you need him drinking out of a regular cup? No offense, but I find it easier to have them use a sippy cup at bedtime. I let my 3, 5 and 7 yr old have one filled with ice water near their bed so I don't have to get them drinks and I don't worry about them getting spilled in the night. My 9 and 11 yr old have water bottles with sports tops. I get so tired of cleaning up spills I encourage them to use a cup with a lid until they are 4!

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