DH and I decided to take the bottle AWAY FOR GOOD!!! DD is 16 months, and only got it at night but IMO she is too old for one so we took it away and decided to cup either. She screamed for 20-30 mins and then finally went to sleep. How long does this stage last? I dont know if I can take more than a few days? Also does it get easier day by day?
Also she takes one nap around 11 everyday for about an hour or two...if I stop letting her take this nap will she put up less of a fight at night?
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:34 AM on Feb. 21, 2009
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Answer by kaycee14 at 12:31 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
The nap is more than a necessity, it is imperative, so don't stop the nap. Bottle feeding, well, I agree with kaycee. Putting water in the bottle at night if she is still needing to nuky is okay, imo. I did that with 2 of my 5. It soothed them and they eventually gave up the water bottle. I did try water bottle at night with one of my kiddos, she hated the water so gave up the bottle all together! This too shall pass, but make sure whatever your decision is, you stay consistent and calm! I KNOW it's hard. Some children need a more tapered transition and can't handle the sudden shock of taking it away. Every child takes something from their infancy into their toddler-hood, be it a blanket, a teddy, and yes, even a bottle. So to abruptly take that from them can be traumatic for the child. (if it's the bottle they carry over). Whatever you choose, again, just be consistent. Water in the bottle is a good suggestion!
Answer by blessed5x at 12:39 PM on Feb. 21, 2009