Answer by hootie826 at 5:02 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by bizima4 at 5:15 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
We gradually replaced bottles with sippy cups starting several months before the first birthday. By 13 months we were down to just one bottle at night. I waited until about 13 1/2 months to take away the before bedtime bottle because that was the one they were most attached to. The first night we planned to skip the bedtime bottle we took the kids out for dinner and to do a few errands in the evening so we arrived back at home at bedtime and they were really tired. They went to bed without a problem. We planned distractions like errands and going to the park for 3 nights in a row so they would be very tired and not have a lot of time at home to remember their bottles. On the 4th night we didn't go anywhere, and only one of the babies cried for a bottle. We used the same distraction technique to get rid of pacifiers at 22 months, and it worked great for that too.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:16 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by beckcorc at 5:25 PM on Nov. 3, 2010