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Moms - bottle question

I need to get B2 off the bedtime bottle.

HELP!

Re: Moms - bottle question

  • Will he take a sippy of warm milk?  N8 is starting to accept a sippy instead of a bottle.
  • I have yet to figure it out so if you do let me know. You think with already doing it with B I would have it all figured out BUT with B we literally just took it away at 13 months and she never even noticed. WIth C a different story, that is her "comfort'. We haven't really tried bc I am too scared...lol. But i need to stop making excuses and just do it.
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  • Do you just not want him to have a "bottle" at night? Abby hasn't been on a bottle since 11 months, however at night I give her a half a cup of milk in her sippy cup for bed. She doesn't need it and I know 100% she would go to sleep w/out it but I fell like it is a "comfort" at night. I told the ped. I did it.

    MC: Abby had no interest in her bottle. She was always just trying to drink out of A's sippy cup, Has she shown interest in C's cups at all?

  • I was a mean mom.

    No pacifiers or bottles after 1 year.  At about 10 months, started introducing sippy cups little by little, gradually increasing over the next 2 months.  We celebrated the 1 year birthday and the next day all bottles and pacifiers went in the garbage.

    Yep...they cried a few days. Days 1 and 2 they would fight the cup and cry for a bottle.  (Eventually taking the cup begrudgingly.)  By day 2 or 3 they were totally drinking from cups...no bottles no pacifiers...no more crying. Done and done.

    They hungrier/thirstier they get...they more appetizing the cup becomes.

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  • You can try gradually decreasing ounces over a 7 day period.

    If you give him an 8 oz bottle tonight, give him 7 oz tomorrow, 6 oz Saturday and so on.  I've heard it works from several people, we were gonna do that with D.

    I took his night bottle away by 14 months and I just pretty much took it away.  I decided F it, he is done, LOL.  So I just rocked him to sleep and he never seemed to miss the bottle.  He kind of weaned himself in a way, he just seemed really uninterested in it at night and I noticed he would only drink a bit of it and be out so that is why I just took it cold turkey, he wasn't finishing them at all and hadn't been for a while.  It was a fairly easy process, I was really afraid of doing it too, thank god it went well.  I know some kids have a much harder time.  It sucks.  He had already been off bottles during the day since he was a year old, so when I cut the night one and I think that helped.  I'm assuming B2 doesn't do bottles during the day anymore, I think you told me that, so if that is the case it might make pulling the night bottle easier.

    Also, the sooner you do break him of the bottle the easier it will be, although I know he is older now and it is still going to be a lot more difficult, but it will be much harder at 2 and just continue to get more difficult the longer you put it off.  Just remember that it is bad for his teeth to allow it because that milk sits all night and causes decay and it is bad for teeth development too. 

    Good Luck!!!!!  I feel your pain!  It will be much harder on you than him and he won't even remember it someday.

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  • I have no suggestions but I just wanted to say GL!!!
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  • I want him to be off the bottle all together. I would love for bedtime to go like nap time. I just put him in his crib and he goes to sleep. So at night I would love to read to him and throw him in the crib and be done with it. Vs now when I read to him, he has a 8oz bottle.

    I just fear him waking in the middle of the night screaming b/c he is hungry and not going to back to sleep. But on the flip side I would rather do it now while B is working nights.

    And yes, he is off day time bottles, he has been since he turned one.

    I think I will try the way Jill suggested and hope it goes well.

  • I thought it was going to be so hard and it wasn't, it was way easier than I thought because I really think Davis was ready.  I too was afraid of him waking, but even our Ped told us, he absolutely doesn't need it, the bottle has zero affect on him sleeping all night.  I'm proof, remember, Davis never f-ing slept!!!  LOL  But I held onto the night bottle longer because I believed that the days he did sleep all night it was because of milk and it really wasn't.

    Have you tried just not giving him one at night and seeing what happens??

    You will do great!!!!  and so will B2!!!!!

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    MC: Abby had no interest in her bottle. She was always just trying to drink out of A's sippy cup, Has she shown interest in C's cups at all?

    No not really. Although I just bought her a new water bottle and she did take interest in that so maybe I will try that.

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  • Angi just try to give him a cup at night before bed while you read to him. I bet he will do just fine.
  • MC - have you tried a straw cup??  I know it sounds weird, but D wouldn't drink out of a regular sippy, he always would carry his bottle around and try to suck from it that way so I handed him a straw cup one day, drank from it every since!!

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  • I give M a cup of milk right before bed and he does just fine.  Sometimes I can hold him to get him to drink more otherwise he's just dropping it as he's playing. But it all worked out.  I gotta work on the bink soon, that will not be fun.  He already screams in the middle of the night when he can't find it. 
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  • I plan to never, ever wean Natalie of the bottle. Ever. She'll be taking that thing to college. 

    In other words, I'm no help. 

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