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My 5 year old still drinks a bottle at night...

just water though. I'm thinking I should start thinking about taking it way once she turns 6. I am letting her have a sleep over so surly she won't want her friends to see her bottle right?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:10 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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Answers (15)
  • If her teeth are not being affected, I don't see what the problem is. You sound like a wonderful mom who allows your daughter to grow up at her own pace. Everyone's making a big deal about it, but it's only ONE BOTTLE OF WATER at night.

    Answer by Fallaya at 7:24 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • You should taken the bottle away years ago. child to old to be sucking bottles

    Answer by canta1980 at 7:12 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • why does she drink the water from a bottle?

    Answer by dancinintherain at 7:11 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • *facepalm*

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 7:28 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Well, we switched it to water when she was 3. It doesn't really hurt anything if it's water. most of the time she doesn't even finish it. I just think she is getting TOO old now. I figure a spend the night party will cause her to break the habit on her own

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:14 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • WOW thats alittle to old to be using a bottle still.. You should have taken that away long time ago.. sucking a bottle is just as bad as a paci..

    Answer by AirforceWife654 at 7:16 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I agree i'm shocked i never seen a child that old on a bottle. I think its to much when they are two and three. I took my baby bottle away at one.

    Answer by Sky_Mom at 7:18 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I would just give her a sippy cup? Definitely too old for a bottle..

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 7:19 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • It's not THAT serious! If it's okay with her it's okay with me. Like I said it is hurting nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:20 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Seriously weird. Why isn't she drinking from a glass? And you're wrong, its not the water that's damaging its the nipple and her teeth.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:23 PM on Sep. 24, 2010