Danielle is gung ho on her bottle, she will not give it up.... please help!!!!

Jemma - posted on 03/26/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i'm hopeless on taking things away that mean a lot!!! she loves her baba, i have to give it to her at night, and during the night........what to do?????

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Quoting Jen:




The other thing you can do is fill the bottle with water ...






That's really good advice.  Giving a child a bottle or sippy cup in bed with milk, formula, or juice can lead to some really bad dental issues.  The sugars on the teeth all night long can lead to bottle mouth,  or early tooth decay.  You can find more info at http://www.ada.org/public/topics/decay_c...

Karen - posted on 03/27/2009

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When I was trying to get my son off the bottle, I told him that he had to give it to the Easter Bunny and he would leave him something in return. I couldn't believe it actually worked lol.

Jen - posted on 03/26/2009

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I don't want this to sound mean or hurtful, but you don't have to give her the bottle, you give it to her to calm her. I think every mom can relate to that.



See if you can try another comfort item. Try a blankie or a favorite toy that you allow her to bring to bed. I'd start by taking the during the night bottle and just let her cry it out or give her another comfort thing. You may even be able to get away with giving her an empty bottle. She may just need the sucking comfort. I know my daughter sometimes sucks on empty sippies that she knows are empty. After you've got her adjusted to one bottle being gone take the other away.



The other thing you can do is fill the bottle with water or something she doesn't like to drink so that she will associate the bottle with something she doesn't like and give it up. Or like the other suggestion said replace the bottles with sippies, but then you'll eventually have to get rid of giving her those at night too. Just stay firm and don't give up on what you choose. Good luck.

Kaye - posted on 03/26/2009

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Try replacing it with a sipper cup . Pending on age of child. If it is only for night time, replace with cup for bed then gradually give it to her Before bed.

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