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    Default What age did you start leaving a bottle in the cot?

    It's currently 10pm here and still 35 odd degrees and 22 month old DD is finding it too hot to sleep.

    She just called out for a drink and I've taken her her drink bottle of water. She drank about 150mls but now won't part with the thing.

    She's lying on her back holding her bottle tightly with both hands saying 'no mummy, I hold'

    I'm sure she'll need another drink at some stage tonight (giving the temp) but I'd much prefer to get up and give it to her then leave the bottle in her cot.

    Do you think this is safe at her age? (to leave it there)

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    I think thats fine. When you go to bed and she is sleeping, i would get a new bottle with some water for her in it.

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    I haven't left a drink bottle in the bed with my son to be honest but when it's been hot for my son - I take him a wet face washer and brush his face and arms with it and then let wipe his face - might be one way to get the bottle off her.

    Sorry I can't be more help.

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    yes,
    ds sleeps in a single bed next to my bed.

    he has a non spill sippy cup in his bed every night (if only he'd take it instead of demanding to nurse)

    i'd go for something solid though not something with small easily detatched nozzle etc

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    I don't leave drinks with them in bed. The only time I did, they drank way too much and we had a nappy flood. They are older now, but drinks remain on the bench in the kitchen.

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    I'd think she should be okay.

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    She should be fine with a water bottle, but I would use a straw cup or non spill sippy cup so it won't leak on the bed or flow into her mouth when she's asleep.

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    We used to leave a sippy cup in DS1s cot from about 18mths. We had no problems. Will do the same for DS2 when he is no longer feeding.

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    I have for DS since 12 mths not a problem until it leaks in the middle of the night lol


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    both my DD's have had a sippy or straw cup of water in their cots from 12mths.


 

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