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my 15 month only drinks milk out of a bottle, yet she drinks juice and water out of sippy cups what should i do, ho am i ever gonna get her off the bottle?

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Asked by ReeMarie77 at 12:18 PM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I have 2 year old son who drinks milk from the bottle at bad time. He drinks everything else (during the day) from regular cup since he was one. I don't see a big problem with it. As long as he gets his milk I don't care where its coming from.

    Answer by ilana_ny at 12:21 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • It's time for the bottle to "somehow" become lost!! Seriously...if they want milk, they'll learn to deal in drinking from some other container. Don't forget YOU are in charge! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:24 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Just take the bottle away. They will get over it. They DO NOT "have" to have milk. And certainly not sleeping with a bottle.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:27 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Just completely get rid of the bottle, throw them all out and do not turn back. If they want milk bad enough they will drink it from a sippy cup and if they still refuse they will be fine just feed them cheese or yogurt.

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 12:27 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Get tough and throw them in the garbage. it will be a rough couple of days, but then she'll adjust. Bottles are horrible for teeth and speech development.

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:31 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Yes - this is a simple one. Just go "cold turkey" and throw out all of the bottles. She will drink milk out of a cup when she realizes that this is her only option. Its just one of those situations (the first of many) when you have to do what's best for her even if it is hard to do!

    Answer by liz1974 at 12:39 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Throw out all the bottles. She will use the cup when she sees that there are no bottles available to her. If she doesn't drink the milk, she will be fine. She can get her dairy and fat from other sources.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:43 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • My son (19 months) still uses a bottle for milk at bedtime when someone besides me puts him down. I don't really see a problem with it. He uses other types of cups and sippy cups and sports bottles, but none of those are as convenient for bedtime. Maybe stop offering the bottle except at bedtime - that way you know she will still get some milk but she needs to use a cup if she wants any during the day. i don't really like "cold turkey" training when there isn't a compelling reason for it, especially if you know the child is going to be upset by it. Why not try a gentler method first?

    Answer by getrealmama at 1:46 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • To all those ok with the nighttime bottle: Bottles are bad for teeth and tooth development and also speech. It is much better to go "cold turkey" and deal with some crying than to let it go and deal with teeth issues and speech issues.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:20 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • quit the bottle cold turkey. if they want the milk they can have it out of the sippy cup. they will realize the bottle is gone and will probably through a fit but they'll learn no more bottle.

    Answer by kh717 at 2:25 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

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