Weaning 13 month from bottle..

Maria - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Anna is 13 months and currently takes the cup during the day, but she still really likes her bottle before bath (we give it before brushing teeth). I am afraid to take this one away from her because she only consumes like 9 ounces of milk during the day (all she wants). Can I just give her other dairy things so I can get rid of last bottle?

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Marketa - posted on 09/17/2009

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My son is now 14months and sometimes still gets a bottle in the middle of the night,so don't feel bad.

I give him yogurt and milk during the day,and he loves cheese.

Your little girl could also be just thirsty?.....

Erin - posted on 09/16/2009

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I had the same problem I started giving my son. Instead of giving him the last thing a bottle I started giving him a gerber sipps healthy beverage it's kind of like pediasure but less calories and less sugar and is more geared toward todlers. You can find them in the baby isle. I put it in my sons sippy cup and he took it fine. They have just as much calcium as milk. But I only give him the one at nite and reg whole milk durineg the day.

Lindsay - posted on 09/16/2009

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when i talked to the doctor at our 15 month check up she told me that my son should be consuming at least 20 oz. of milk a day. It helps their bodies in many ways. You can try other dairy products as well, but should still have at least 2 cups of milk, and the rest can be from other sources. But every child is different and you need to do what works best for you, as long as the child is getting his dairy in some form

Cassandra - posted on 09/15/2009

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I got my son off his bottle at 13 months and I just took its away all together they will get upset and cry you just kinda have to do it and no going back My son loves his sippy cup now I let him only have his bottle at night and then one night I just gave him and sippy and he cried but told him its his ba-ba and he drank his milk and fell right to sleep.

Estelle - posted on 09/15/2009

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Good luck! My son was still using a sippy cup at night up to the age of 3 1/2. I am not the type to torture him/myself so I left it. Consulted a docter as well. He even drank formula and refused to drink cow milk. So just before Xmas, we explained to him we do not have money to buy milk fot the sippy cup and presents. He must choose. Well, December was the last sight of both the formula milk and the sippy cup!!!

Each child is unique. You have to find what works for you and your child.

Dana - posted on 09/14/2009

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my son did not take much fluids during the day so I purposely left him on the bottle at night time just to get him more fluids, he was allergic to cows milk so I he had lactose and dairy free formula still up until about 16-18 months old. still to this day, 3 1/2 years old, he does not drink much cows milk. She will be fine. I dont think you should be concerned yet. Some kids are comforted by certain things.

Kimmie - posted on 09/11/2009

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i have a 13 month old who i took off the bottle at 10 months.... all i did was made the bottle less appealing.... water it down some so it doesn't taste like normal do that for a few nights3-5 nights.... then offer some straight milk in a sippy cup (one with a close spout to the bottle.) a soft silicon spout, if she doesn't take to it right away put a lillllll bit of a low fat no sugar strawberry milk mix a very little bit!!!! she'll take to it then!!! good luck!!!

Jessica - posted on 09/10/2009

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My daughter is also 13 months old and I just got her off the bottle about a month ago. Once I finally got her to drink out of sippy cup she would only use the Nuby cups with the soft nipples and would only drink juice out of it. She had to have milk in the bottle but one night I got her to drink milk out of the sippy cup and that was the end of the bottles. I cleaned them and put them away the next morning. I say just keep trying to give her the sippy at night eventually she will take it. Remember that every child is different and they will do things in their own time.

DeVorra Lynn - posted on 09/10/2009

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MY GR.DAUGHTER WANT HER MILK IN THE SIPPY CUPS W/ THE SOFT NIPPLE!!! SHE IS 3 1/2!!! TRY TO GIVE HER MILK W/ SOFT NIPPLE!!! IF SHE LIKES THOSE GOGURTS, OR THOSE LITTLE YOGURT DRINKS IN THE GOGURT ISLE!!! MY GR.DAUGHTER REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE UP HER BOTTLE EITHER!!! BUT, YOURS IS STILL YOUNG ENOUGH THAT SHE MAY STILL NEED IT AT LEAST AT BEDTIME!!! LET HER HAVE IT FOR ALITTLE WHILE LONGER!!!

Hansy - posted on 09/10/2009

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She is still young, but start buying sippy cups to make her comfortable. Let her play with it and even try to drink in no time she will make the switch.

Sarah - posted on 09/09/2009

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My lil boy just refused to take a bottle one evening and he never ever went back to it. I was amazed that he had done this himself. he was 18 months. so dont worry just yet :) im sure she wil be fine.

Amber - posted on 09/09/2009

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My daughter did the same thing until just a few months ago. We found that Nuby makes a cup with a bottle like tip. that made the transition alot easier for her. Now she takes all forms and variations of cups

Anji - posted on 09/09/2009

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It may just be a comfort thing like my daughter sucking her thumb, My two year old when sick asks for a bottle and I give it to her at night, I wouldn't take away the security she will stop when she is ready as long as she is drinking out of a cup during the day. Try giving her string cheese and yogurt drinks. I also have a 10 month old that HAS to have a bottle to sleep but she uses a cup.

Ani - posted on 09/09/2009

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i think at 13 months it is still okay to give her a bottle before bedtime. my kidz (aged 1 and a half and the other 3 years) still gets lukewarm milk before bedtime. why not try giving it to her in a cup (like the daytime drinks) or a sippy cup?

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