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    Default 3yo Waking for Bottles

    DS has completely regressed since having tonsil's adenoids and grommets done in Feb, we have finally turned the corner with TT and now want to work on getting rid of overnight bottles, he has some nights where he doesn't have any but mostly he will have 1 overnight and ask for another one first thing in the morning, which i have detered.

    Daytime he doesn't have any and eats a lot

    Breakfast: Toast x 2 slices and a water
    Morning tea: Whatever daycare is having normally 2 serves
    Lunch: same as above sometimes 3-4 serves
    Afternoon tea: same as morning tea

    He will have a little snack when he gets home and then nibble on dinner and have a bottle and a story when he goes to bed.

    If it is a good night he will wake at around 12:30 have a bottle and go back to sleep until 6:30.

    My parents are here next weekend and i know my mum is going to say something about it, DH and I decided we would battle one issue at a time, so we did Dummy then TT and now bottles and overnight waking. Ideally i would like him not to have them by the time we head to Mackay in October for a break.

    Any ideas would be appreciated

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    I would start with the easiest bottle to wean him off first whether that be the one around dinner or the one when he wakes up then the next. Once he's off those 2 he may wean him self off the over night one on his own. I'm sure there'll be some tears but if you've done it with the dummy, the bottle shouldn't be too much harder.

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    The other suggestion could be to come up with a reward chart. Say if he doesn't have the bottles for 2 days he can have a treat then 7 days, he could have a small toy of choice. I do this with my 3 year old DD with certain things which works really well.

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    We have been saying we will take the bottles to daycare for the babies, but when we try and pack them up he screams and kicks me....
    Reward chart might work too, will give that a go, then he can add to his avengers collection.

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    I dont know if it will work, but my friend told her 3.5 y/o that the shops had run out of milk and that he couldnt have any in his bottles, however he could have water if he wants. She made out like she was really sad and sympathetic about it. He woke for 2 nights crying for a bottle and then was okay about it. He never wanted water in his bottle.

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    I worded him up that it was only water over night. It took a few nights of tantys but worked. I would give it in a sipper cup and not s bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    I worded him up that it was only water over night. It took a few nights of tantys but worked. I would give it in a sipper cup and not s bottle.
    I'm anal about his sheets and bedding lol which is why he doesn't have it in a sippy cup, he would shake it and spill it everywhere just to watch me freak out

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    I have just done this with dd, we went to the shops and she got to pick out a new sippy cup for milk, and also moved milk to straight after or with dinner (we explained all this to her before we did it) the first night she asked for a bottle and got a bit upset when we said no you had it with dinner and then she got used to it, 2 weeks later she didn't even ask for milk with dinner, it's a hard road but it does make a huge difference with sleeping. Good luck x

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    I would give a cup of milk with dinner and that's it. Throw bottles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I would give a cup of milk with dinner and that's it. Throw bottles away.
    ^ This.

    I would go cold turkey if I was in your position. Good luck


 

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