Is there something he wants that you are probably going to get anyway? A tricycle, pool, dump truck. Pack up all the bottles and say, "We can pack up the bottles and get rid of them (throw away or make sure he thinks they are gone) and go get the thing he wants. It's not really a bribe if you don't do it often.
Get him a cool sippy cup or water bottle. There are neat stainless steel drinking bottles for kids with decorative hand holding places. My son works in a health food type grocery store and they have them there. They are neater than the ones at Target. I have a grandson and I've been looking at them. When my kids were little Fisher Price had these neat kids yellow canteens.
at 8:17 PM on Jul. 20, 2009