WHAT IS RECOMMENDED TO GET A 21 MONTH OLD OFF THE BOTTLE?

JERIKA - posted on 04/09/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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MY DAUGHTER IS ALMOST 2 AND I HAVE THE HARDEST TIME TRYING TO GET HER OFF THE BOTTLE. I HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT CUPS WITH SOFT MOUTH PIECES, SOFT PLASTIC. HARD PLASTIC. DIFFERENT CHARACTERS, SPILL PROOF, STRAW LIKE CUPS. I HAVE SO MANY. WHAT DO TO GET THEM ADJUSTED TO A CUP? HELP!!!!!!!!

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Clara - posted on 04/10/2010

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I started taking my girl of breast milk when she was 2. By that time she was drinking water and cool drinks out of other bottles but would not accept milk in any other form. I negotiate by giving her nesquick in a spill proof cup with a soft tip. this was her special thing before she went to bed. I continued a couple of days and then started to give it to her during the night also. (I made the nesquick so weak you really had to concentrate to taste it but it worked for her.) I slowly stopped adding the nesquick, but we still calls is nesquick although there is only warm milk in the bottle. Maybe you can think of something similar that she can only get out of a "big girl" cup. She would stop asking for the bottle as she wound get the "special drink" if she does not have it in a "big girl cup". Just a suggestion but it worked for me.

Maria - posted on 04/10/2010

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hello jerika. my son also loved the bottle i thoght, i told him another baby needs your bottles he was a little upset 3 days it was over keep on pluggin and just do it

Julie - posted on 04/09/2010

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My daughter was 11 months old when I stopped using the bottle. I just stopped giving it to her. I know that a 2 year old would notice but maybe you can talk to her about the "Bottle fairy" after a couple of days of talking about it you have her leave all her bottle on the kitchen table before she goes to bed. When she wakes up leave "big girl things" like special cups/favorite character on them or something shes really into. Hope this helps!!! Good luck

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