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any advice for bottle-breaking a boy? he is 21 months

Today I took all the bottles and put them in a bag in the garage.
He uses a bottle at nap time and night time. He still wakes up for a bottle about 2-3 times a night.... He does not use a pacifier and never has.

Please help!


Asked by sassy_brizzy at 10:39 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Don't keep them, throw them away.. You will have a few sleepless nights over this. He will learn to go to sleep without it. Some moms think its ok to for there toddler to still have a bottle or paci at naps and bedtime. Some think this is too old.. If you want to break the habbit it will take a few nights to a week.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:44 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • hand him a sippy of water instead. He might cry, but, he will be fine.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:41 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Sorry mom, but you are gonna have to stand your ground... NO BOTTLES, or this battle will continue..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 11:11 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Your almost two year old needs bottles of milk 2-3 times per NIGHT?? You need to break that habit. He doesn't need any food from the time he falls asleep until the morning. Stop giving in. Offer him a bottle of milk BEFORE bed, and that's it. If he gets his legs stuck in the crib bars, don't rush in to rescue him. Let him cry for ten minutes or so. Then go in, un-stick his legs, cover him with his blankie and say goodnight. Keep doing it over and over and over again until he gets it in his head that he is not going to get a bottle, and he is not going to mommy's bed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • He throws the cup of milk. Then throws himself on the floor screaming baba and sometimes even bangs his head on the floor...

    Comment by sassy_brizzy (original poster) at 10:45 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • At first, I put milk in a spill proof sippy cup. She got use to that, then I put water in it. :) Good luck. It will happen. Don't sweat the small stuff.

    Answer by Kword at 10:45 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • He drinks through sippy cups throughout the day but when hes tired he wants a bottle...

    Comment by sassy_brizzy (original poster) at 10:46 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • just throw them away so you won't cave. he'll be fine. he might cry about it for a couple of minitues, but you'll be suprised how quickly he'll find another way to put himself to sleep. my kids like the crib soother and listen to their music when they're falling asleep....maybe he'll like something like that

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:49 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Problem with the sleeping is he shoves his leg in the crib bars and gets it stuck, and does this repetedly until I put him in bed with me with a bottle.

    Comment by sassy_brizzy (original poster) at 10:52 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Let him cry it out with his legs stuck- Itll take a few nights when but he realizes that your not coming in with the bottle- hell get over it. You let the bottle become apart of your sons identity- if you had something every day for the last 2 yrs, how easily would you be willing to give it up... Shame on you.

    Answer by pinkcicle709 at 11:11 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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