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.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 16
30-03-2012 13:13 #1
Getting rid of bottle?
Last edited by Abi&Beth; 30-03-2012 at 13:18.
30-03-2012 13:16 #2
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
30-03-2012 13:37 #3Senior Member
- Join Date
- Mar 2009
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.
30-03-2012 13:42 #4
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.
30-03-2012 13:52 #5
Thanks heaps guys, I had no idea what age to do it but that has helped me a lot thanks!
30-03-2012 14:05 #6
I did beds than the girls gave up bottles at 2.5 on their own.
30-03-2012 16:27 #7-
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
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.
The Following User Says Thank You to Tutu & Lulu For This Useful Post:
30-03-2012 18:46 #8
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!
30-03-2012 18:57 #9
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.
30-03-2012 19:03 #10Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
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)
By M2O84 in forum Bottlefeeding SupportReplies: 21Last Post: 29-11-2012, 07:41
By Jemma87 in forum Bottlefeeding SupportReplies: 6Last Post: 20-05-2012, 09:42
By MyLittleLilacTree in forum Breastfeeding SupportReplies: 9Last Post: 28-02-2012, 17:15
Prams and StrollersLooking to buy a pram or stroller? :: Viewer reviews of prams :: Pram Buyers ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Falling pregnant a few months after giving birthGeneral Chat
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Am I the only thread killer??General Chat
The Not So Serious Vent Thread #7General Chat
Tell me about your high school reunion/s!General Chat
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
The Word Association Game #24Games & fun stuff