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    Default Getting rid of bottle?

    How do I do it?

    Parenting has been pretty easy so far and now it seems the tricky part has arrived, the twins are 18 months, we are putting them in big girl beds next month, but how do I know when they are ready to lose the bottle? When it goes, Do I have to substitute it with anything? They only have 1 a day and that is at bed time.
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    Subscribing as i'd like to know also. I've tried some sippy cups that kind of have teats like bottles, he's extremely fussy though LOL

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    My DS was a bit older, about 2.5yrs, but we got him drinking out of a normal cup first with his water, and once he was good at that we just threw the bottles away. He could understand that they were gone, and asked for a bottle for a couple of days, but I just told him he could have milk in a cup instead. Now he drinks much less milk than he was, and eats better too.

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    We waited till a bit older too.. when I could introduce other interesting things into their night-time ritual. We swapped a bottle of milk for a water bottle ( a regular one, not a 'baby bottle') next to the bed and a cup of milk after their bath.

    Then it was books and bed, we've always stayed with our kids while they fell asleep.. so for Oliver and Jordan that meant patting one and then the other.. so we had to wait until they were old enough to understand that I was patting their brother and would be there soon... Once they got a bit older we just lay down on the floor between their beds and all 'went to sleep' together after some songs.

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    Thanks heaps guys, I had no idea what age to do it but that has helped me a lot thanks!

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    I did beds than the girls gave up bottles at 2.5 on their own.

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    Both my girls gave up bottles at 12months. no problems at all. they used to get milk out of a sippy cup or they loved the little UHT poppers they thought they were so cool drinking out of them.

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    Ummm, do you need to get rid of it?

    DS is 19 months and still have 2 big milk bottles a day... does he need it? Prob not but it's comforting and he loves his bottles... I just figure he'll give up when it suits him.

    Not sure there's a 'how to'... apart from just stopping giving them the bottle.... and replacing with a sippy cup....

    Ow gosh, are tyhey climbing out of their cots already? Seems young to be going in to big beds!

    Good luck!

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    Why do you want to get rid of the bottle? I'd leave it for a while, at least until after you have moved them out of their cots.

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    I agree, don't rush it if you don't need to. My 22months old son still has 2 bottles a day (but by 2 i mean 120ml in each, so it's really 1 bottle a day) he loves it and settles better with a bottle. (He is still quite small for his age so i actually think its good for him)


 

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