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I was wondering if anyone could help me. I want to get my girls off the bottle. Mikayla only has it at night, and abby has it twice a day. They seem to wake up at least 2 times a night just for the bottle. I have heard that if a child has the bottle at night after the age of 2 1/2 they get milk teeth and that isnt good.
Does anyone how i could do it?
I think Mrs Casper is on to something, it sounds like they are using the bottle as a soother in which case you may have success by trying the things people do to get their kids of a dummy.
E.g. give it to Santa, 'post' it to a smaller child who needs it, can't think of anymore right now.
Hi Mel ...
I was really mean with Bella ... I started watering down her milk until it was mostly water and she didn't like the taste, so gave it up!
With Dan, I was even meaner! I just gave him water every time he wanted milk!
Both times, they stopped having night drinks within a couple of weeks ... I think it is more a comfort thing than actually needing the drink.
i just got my ds to put it in the bin himself & say bye bye bot bot he cry for it a couple of times but i reminded him that he throw it out because his a big boy now & he forgot about it.
We also made our boys put their bottles into the wheelie bin. Just before the truck came to pick it up. They did cry for the first 2 nights but we just reminded them that the truck had taken them and we didn't have them anymore.
We also threw them a little party :rolleyes: for being such big boys and not needing bot bots anymore!
Thanks everyone for your ideas.
Kimmy and nara did you still give them a cup of milk before they went to bed?
I am going to get the girls to throw them in the bin on Tuesday as that is our garage day and say good bye. Thanks again Everyone
It was a fair while ago ha ha but yes I did give them a drink of milk before bed from a cup. Actually I think I may have even given them the toddler follow-on milkshake drinkie thingy ha ha.Sorry can't remember the proper name :rolleyes:.
It was their special "big boy" milkshake before brushing teeth and bed.
I'm also just getting DS out of the habit of having bottles at night. About a week ago I decided i'd had enough of getting up to him once, sometimes twice thru the night and told him that he would not be getting bottles at night anymore.
I started giving him a bottle of milk before changing him for bed and then when/if he woke thru the night I gave him water in a cup so he couldn't lay down with it. So far it has been just over a week and he puts himself to sleep and also seems to be sleeping better and doesn't wake thru the night anymore either...well I don't hear him :D
I was too hot/tired/feeling fat to wash all the dishes today and his bottle somehow got missed, so he had his milk in a cup before going to bed and he didn't complain, not too much anyway...maybe i'll make the bottle look totally disgusting and get him to throw it out tomorrow so it is not there to tempt him...or me...
Good luck :)
I have brought the non spill cups to give them a drink of milk in, but they do like laying down with it. I think i am going to have to throw the bottles out or i will be tempted to give it to them as they will crack! I have hidden them away from there site, because they use to come home from daycare and go to the cupboard and help themselves, (even my mum thinks i will give it as i hate them crying). Do you give your DS a training cup of water or just a normal cup?? My girls wake up 3-4 times for a bottle, but every now and again they will sleep through.
No i didnt give him milk before bed i gave him water instead because of the milk teeth thing glade i could help you.
Hi - I love this topic,
Both of my boys sit on their little couch together after dinner and have their bottles - Lucas is 16 months but wait for it.... Jesse is 4!!!!
This is his only bottle for the day and to be perfectly honest - who cares!!!
I know some adults who after a long day, sit back with a beer/wine after dinner just before going to bed - I see it as Jesse's way of unwinding. He used to take it to bed but we've stopped that.
What is it about the bottle that annoys us mums sooo much!?
If it's soothing to them and they enjoy it, it's only a bottle - they are grown ups for such a long time, let them have a tiny part of the day where they can be a 'big baby' and have a bottle!
BOTTLES FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!
My 4 year old can even heat his bottle up 'in the cooker' himself!! (yes, I am right there behind him, but he thinks he's in charge!!)
If you're worried about milk staying on bub's teeth overnight maybe have a bottle while your reading a story on the couch and then brush their teeth.
[/QUOTE]If you're worried about milk staying on bub's teeth overnight maybe have a bottle while your reading a story on the couch and then brush their teeth.[/QUOTE]
That sounds like a really good idea. Thank you i will try it
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