I zap cows milk in a clean mug then pour the milk into his cup. Then I have a cup of tea in the mug
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28-06-2013 21:26 #11Senior Member
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28-06-2013 22:15 #12
I've taken all of my girls off bottles around 12-14 months. Firstly I swap a bottle for a sippy cup then gradually reduce the amount. DD4 is 16 months and if she's sick I'll give her a sippy cup with water for bed otherwise she just goes to sleep without it. She still uses a dummy though don't plan on taking that off her anytime soon.
28-06-2013 23:20 #13
My DS was attached to his bottles too, didn't get him off them until about 17mths.
I tried many different styles, then found the Nuby brand. They have teats/spouts that are similar so I think it was 'close enough' for him IYKWIM.
28-06-2013 23:59 #14Senior Member
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Start watering down the milk until it's just water in the bottle then at least you don't have to worry about tooth decay. Teats are a pain to clean though so I'd recommend swapping to something that can go in the dishwasher.
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04-07-2013 18:45 #15
So tonight we gave him his formula in a straw cup, which is the same he has water from. He drank it ok but heaps went down his front (as the water does) which is a pain after his bath!!! He didn't drink it all which is a first but I assume this is a good thing as eventually he won't have a "bottle before bed" as such, and will just have a drink with dinner and water as and when he wants it before bed? So confusing.
Makes me think why bother and just stick wih the bottle!
04-07-2013 18:59 #16
I honestly would stick with the bottle . I am having this dilemma right now and was about the post a similar topic. Mines 14 and goes to sleep with a bottle ( not put to bed with one but will have one in my arms and falls asleep and them i put him down ) I too got the lecture from nurse about his teeth but it works for us
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04-07-2013 19:11 #17
We've ended up sticking with the bottle of an evening. We started watering down his oat milk and then just water. I just figured he gets comfort from it, it signals bed time to him and stops a mess after his bath. He will eventually stop having it but hopefully when he is a better drinker.
04-07-2013 19:18 #18
I'm sticking with the bottle too and DD is 19+ months. I figure it gives her great comfort and its only once a day, why rush.
04-07-2013 19:39 #19Senior Member
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Ladies, I'm with you all. It is part of the bedtime routine and she is only 18mths so I'm leaving it be for now too...
04-07-2013 19:43 #20
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