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How do you break them of the bottle of milk at nap time?

Right now I am just standing my ground. Thank goodness for my mom because she is trying to get him to lay down right now.


Asked by jmetz4 at 2:05 PM on Jan. 25, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (7)
  • You just stop offering it to them. Never give in.

    Answer by IamPatSajak at 2:07 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • try switching to water. Give them a sippy cup of milk about an hour before their nap/bed time. They will get the hint that they need to drink milk when it is offered- and only water will be available when they are lying down.

    Answer by bloomsr at 2:15 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • Switch it to water.

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:30 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • Yeah I would try switching to water. My daughter has never had a bottle at nap time, but that's what I would try.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 2:38 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • It depends on when naptime is. My son's nap is shortly after lunch (usually within 30 minutes) so I know he's full and would just switch it to water. If there's some time between lunch and nap you might try giving him a sippy cup of milk and a couple crackers instead of a bottle before he lays down. It may take a few days - good luck!

    Answer by missanc at 2:58 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • Thanks everyone. He still hasn't napped yet. I tried for about an hour and a half or 2 hours. It was after lunch. My mom thinks we should just let him have a bottle of water but I figured if I'm going through the tantrum of him not being allowed to have milk in it I might as well get the tantrum of him not being able to have a bottle at all. Thanks ladies!!

    Answer by jmetz4 at 3:35 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • Take it away, why let it drag out longer by giving him water instead? He will get over it and be back to napping soon enough

    Answer by newmomma14 at 7:13 PM on Jan. 25, 2010