At what age is a good age to take the bottle away from bed and nap.


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I took them all away by 12 mos. the bed and nap times were hardest but I let her take a sippy with leak guard for bed and nap and after about a month she stopped all together. the sippy with leak guard works great because the child is tired and just doesn't want to put forth the effort to suck so hard or much.
of course then she wanted the regular cup soon after that. :) good luck and god bless

Valerie - posted on 07/28/2010




I took the bottle at 1 year for both my kids, it was easy. We gave my daughter warm milk in a sippy cup in her crib in the mornings because she always woke up hungry. My son never needed/wanted that, he doesn't wake up until he is ready to get up (around 8 or 9 am).

Emma - posted on 07/28/2010




i took my sons bottle away at 5 months ! i think if your going to do it then you have to be a little hard it is all to easy to give in. and if they are hungry or thirsty they will drink out of anything

Sherri - posted on 07/28/2010




Bottles should be taken away by 12mo's by the American Academy of Pediatrics. I took all bottles away by 11mo's so they had no attachments to it.

Medic - posted on 07/28/2010




At a year...just throw them away. Kids get over it....with my son we threw away all bottles on his first birthday and all sippy cups on his second. It didn't even take a few days before he was over it.

Katie - posted on 07/28/2010




I personally think you shouldn't let them fall asleep with a bottle at all. I've been letting my daughter have her sippy cup at night time because its been really hot and I want her to stay hydrated during the summer. If you want to take the bottle away completely then what I did was put warm water in her bottle and juice in her sippy cup. It didn't take more than an hour before she realized that drinking out of a bottle wasn't fun anymore.

Abbie - posted on 07/28/2010




I personally did those two last! We took away the bottles that weren't a big deal. Like Morning snack & afternoon. then we worked with 1 mealtime, once all the meals a sippy cup was used then we went towards naps, the bedtime bottle was last! All in all it took us 6-7 months to get rid of them all.

I am not one to believe its worth throwing them into fits because of the bottle. We never did send to bed or nap with a bottle that was given while we held our son, then he went to the crib adn bottle went to the sink. We also tried to rid him of the bottle right at 12 months, didn't work, he would rather not drink then drink from a sippy cup..

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