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My daughter is 14 months old and loves her bottle in the morning and before bed. How can I ween her off of it?

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Asked by madelines_mom at 5:31 PM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Switch it to water. If she doesn't get bored with it and drop it on her own, you can either just take it away and endure the screaming or you can just shrug your shoulders and let her have the water.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 6:07 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • My twins are 14 months. They weren't as attached to the morning bottle, so we gave it up first and replaced with immediate breakfast and juice (straight from crib to highchair first thing in the morning). The evening bottle was tougher. We started moving it earlier and earlier so it wasn't associated with bedtime and gave them water in a sippy at bedtime. Then for a few nights we were conveniently away from the house at bottle time - we went to the store, the park, out to eat, etc. just to be away from home at that time and came back at bedtime. After a few nights we stopped going out but didn't go back to the bottle. I gave the bottles away so it wouldn't be an option anymore. One twin had one bad night, but the other never seemed to miss it. Good luck!

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:12 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • well in the end u just have to take the bottle you might be surprised in how easly she just doesnt care that its gone. replace with a sippy cup, dont let her go to bed with her cup though cuz you will have another problem then. good luck its usually only one or two bad nights.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 6:50 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

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