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    Hi all. Dd is nearly 17 months old and I'm thinking about getting rid of her bottles. She only has 2 per day before her Arvo sleep and before bedtime and goes to sleep straight after these.

    She will happily drink milk out of her straw cups.
    But wondering if I cut out the actual bottles as part of bed time routines how this would affect her going to sleep.

    So how did you do it. Any advice/tips?

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    Why do you want to cut them out?

    I didn't cut DDs out until she was 2+, I think she may have actually been potty trained first :-/

    She used to have one in the morning then one at night.

    To start with I told her she couldn't have her bottle until she's eaten all of her breakfast/dinner. She never had much room afterwards anyway.

    We replaced bedtime bottle with bedtime story & lullabies while I draw on her back (I still do this & she's 3.5yo)

    I've heard of other parents having good success with sippy cups, but if she uses it to calm down before bed you might have a tough time getting her to give it up.

    I think bottles until 2 is normal isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummy12 View Post
    Hi all. Dd is nearly 17 months old and I'm thinking about getting rid of her bottles. She only has 2 per day before her Arvo sleep and before bedtime and goes to sleep straight after these.

    She will happily drink milk out of her straw cups.
    But wondering if I cut out the actual bottles as part of bed time routines how this would affect her going to sleep.

    So how did you do it. Any advice/tips?
    Try giving her a sippy cup before bed and see if it effects her?
    If it does continue with bottles and if it doesn't switch to cup?

    My DS1 stayed on bottles until he dropped them himself (about 2 1/2 I think - he just stopped drinking them)
    We use sippy cups just for water.

    Good luck


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    My kids have always liked the bottle before bed. The sucking action makes them sleepy. I don't stop the bottle until I know they are ready. My youngest is 2.5 and she's not ready to give it up yet. I like to talk them into giving it up rather than the cold turkey approach. I'd rather peace at bedtime than a fight over a bottle.


 

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