Before bed, give him the cup to drink and then put him down. If His bladder is full, he may not want the cup. I have a 19 month old as well. He never used a passy, and switching from breast to bottle and then bottle to sippy was never an issue. Some times he takes a cup to bed and sometimes he doesn't. It just depends on how thirsty he is. The water at bed time is a great idea. If ur son won't drink water, like mine, he will refuse the cup. If he takes it, then it will help keep him healthy and promote good oral care. Then walk aways and let him cry his self to sleep. It's ok, he needs to learn to self soothe. As long as theres nothing that he can hurt himself with, and if hes fed, has a full bladder, and warm, ur good. If not, trust that he will soon grow out of the sippy! They all do. There is nothing wrong if he still takes it, unless it is affecting his teeth.
at 11:50 PM on Oct. 4, 2008