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    Default Weaning toddler off bottles

    Any tips for weaning my 16mth old off bottles. She has two a day at sleep time, in bed with her teddy and then falls asleep.
    She chipped her tooth and we had to see a dentist who mentioned that there was some minor plaque on her two front teeth. I'm shattered as I pride myself on my kids teeth and they have a very low sugar diet.
    BUT being my 3rd baby and DH never being home at night, it's been so easy just to give her a bottle in her cot and she falls asleep...
    Shocking!
    She has 100ml of rice/A2 milk with 100ml of hot water to warm it.

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    I just took my son off bottles (22 months) and basically I just said no. I thought he was so attached to them, but it's been nearly a week and he has only asked once in the morning for the first two days.

    Does she have any other comforter? Maybe you could give milk to her in a cup before brushing teeth.

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    I was mean mummy and just took the bottles away. It took maybe 2 days tops for her to get over it and have not looked back.

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    Our DDs are the same age, and she has 2 a day.

    I'm really sorry to hear about her tooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
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    Our DDs are the same age, and she has 2 a day.

    I'm really sorry to hear about her tooth
    Thanks... I was shattered, she fell in the bath and has chipped a 1/4 of her front beautiful, gorgeous, tiny, perfect baby tooth
    It looks like it will stay in though which is good...
    I've started tonight by watering down her milk even more so maybe I can change it to just water in the next week??

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    We went away for the weekend and 'forgot' DDs bottle, I told her she could have a sippy cup instead and we didn't have an issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart88 View Post
    We went away for the weekend and 'forgot' DDs bottle, I told her she could have a sippy cup instead and we didn't have an issue
    Oh wow! That sounds easy! I did that with DS2 but she is...well....not as cooperative!

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    I was with a sleep specialist dr last week. His suggestion is to take your child to the shops and pick out a new soft toy, which will become their special bedtime toy. With the milk, reduce the quantity of milk each night by 20mls until you are obviously down to nothing. They only have their special toy for nap or bed time.

    Could be worth trying .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wigglemum View Post
    I was with a sleep specialist dr last week. His suggestion is to take your child to the shops and pick out a new soft toy, which will become their special bedtime toy. With the milk, reduce the quantity of milk each night by 20mls until you are obviously down to nothing. They only have their special toy for nap or bed time.

    Could be worth trying .
    Sounds good. She is completely as utterly attached to her bear so he will stay in bed and I will keep going with the milk dilution! Thanks.

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