Weaning 14 month off bottles and soother?

Kaydee - posted on 03/09/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




should i do them at the same time or one at a time?
and how should i do it?
my daughter only uses her soother at night and she has 1 or two bottles during the day and 1 when she goes to sleep and another one when she wakes up in the middle of the night.. she has her sippy cup in the day but she would rather has her bottle.. i'm very scared to try weaning her because she is sooo attached to her bottle and soother at night.. any suggestions with be very much appreciated


Louise - posted on 03/10/2011




I would not wean her from a soother at all. if she is only having it at night for comfort then there is no problem here at all. All three of my kids had a dummy and they all weaned themselves off the dummy over time without any stress. As for the bottles I would not offer a bottle during the night because she really does not need a bottle during the night. If you stop offering her the milk she will in time sleep all the way through the night. My daughter is 28 months and will only drink milk out of a bottle. She refuses point blank to drink out of a cup yet she has a cup all day with her juice and water in it. She still has one 10oz bottle of milk every morning and if that is the only way I can get milk into her then so be it. There will come a time when she will realise that she is a big girl now and drink from a cup. But take my advice taking a soother away from a baby is very stressful so let her do it by herself.

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