Still needs bottle to go to sleep!!!

Stefie - posted on 11/19/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




My 15 month old had to be weaned because I am expecting and had very low supply. She was weaned on to a bottle only for naps and bed time. She uses a cup just fine during the day. I have tried to get her to go to sleep with a cup of milk, but this resulted in literally a 3 hour screaming match. She does not sleep with a bottle, just uses it until she gets sleepy, then sleeps fine. I don't know what to do and am having a hard time finding a good book on this subject.


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My 2 1/2 yr old son has only recently given up his bottle. What I did was start to water down the milk every few days, until it was all water. He still wanted to have it, even though it was all water. That doesn't do any harm, so I let him continue for a while. I read him a story before he goes to sleep, so one day he didn't ask me for a bottle and I he had no bottle. From that moment on I only gave it to him if he asked, which he only did a handful of times and then just stopped.

Good luck!

April - posted on 11/20/2009




When my daughter was one I threw the bottles away. She didnt want a sippy cup but once she realized it was the cup or nothing she used it. You may go a few nights hearing her cries and screams but then she will see that it isnt helping her get the bottle and it should stop.

Benitta - posted on 11/19/2009




I had the same problem and i think it depends on the discpline style you use i tried 2 different thing. 1) i would only let my daughter drink the milk while i was reading her a story and explained to her the th cup would not be there when she woke up (since she fell sleep off the book) worked for a while then she wanted it back. 2) i made her day very exciting and let her drink milk before i took her to the bedroom to sleep so when she seen her bed she didnt even think of the cup she went straight to bed.

Rachael - posted on 11/19/2009




Yeah, i have the same problem. I have heard Heather's idea from a few other mums who swear by it too. I'm ganna give it a go. Keep ya posted on how it turns out.

Heather - posted on 11/19/2009




I had the same issue. My daughter didn't really want the milk, just used it a a security blanket. I lowered the amount of milk to 2 oz and then I started watering it down little by little until it was just water and then I started lessening the amount of water and then one day, i just stopped and she's been fine ever since.

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