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bottles and 1 year olds

My 1 year old daughter still takes a bottle and especially at night. She will drink out of her sippy sup sometimes during the day but won't drink her milk out of it. I have tried and tried to get her to drink milk out of her cup but she won't do it. And she screams if she don't have a milk bottle at night when she goes to sleep. Any suggestions on how to get her off the bottle?

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Asked by BabyMills09 at 11:23 PM on Jan. 9, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Why do you care which closed, spill-proof dish your child eats out of?

    She'll probably grow out of wanting or needing bottles before she turns 21, when (if she hasn't) she can drink beer out of bottles like everyone else, everywhere in the world except Saudi Arabia.

    Answer by LindaClement at 11:25 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • We are weaning right now too. My dd has never been fond of the bottle anyway, but still wants one in the morning and at night even if she only takes a few ounces. Our doctor said not to worry about it. I figure there are a lot of changes right at the 1-year mark that we don't have to make them all at once. A few minutes a day with a bottle isn't going to hurt anything if you are not putting her to bed with it. However, if you are dead-set on loosing the bottle I would just get tough. Throw the bottles away and deal with a cranky baby for a little while. It will get easier as time goes on.

    Answer by Megs00835 at 11:28 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • im sorry mrs linda climents i dont know what your problem is but i do know one thing you dont need to be on here if you cant read the question or post at least a good comment. if you are already thinking of your kid drinking then you aint much of a parent. sorry

    Comment by BabyMills09 (original poster) at 11:42 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Two options. (IMO, lol) 1(This is what I did). Get rid of the bottle. Period. Throw them away(or donate, etc) Let your daughter see you...Tell her now she has sippy cups. It will be hard 1-2 nights. She will be okay after that.


    2-Start as soon as she wakes up, Give her MILK ONLY in a sippy cup ONLY. She will drink it when she is thirsty. And if she does well continue it for night time. If she doesnt do so well give her the bottle at night and start over the next day. But going back and forth IMO is just confusing the child.


    Answer by tiger_tatted1 at 11:48 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • id just take all her bottles away. and get her the sippies with a silicone spout for her milk... she might be angry for a few days but she will get over it

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 11:49 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • weaning can be difficult. some ideas friends have tried are
    1.putting water in the bottle so she loses interest in it, and if she doesn't, it's only water, not bad for her teeth. just give her milk in a sippy before bedtime. she'll of coarse not want it, but offer it every night and she'll get used to milk in sippy, water in bottle. just don't put juice in it, worse habit, bad for teeth.
    2. go cold turkey (hard) and i don't recommed it.
    3. find another attatchment you can live with, like a stuffed animal or small blankie, cuddle and rock with her than try putting her to bed with the water in the bottle.
    good luck! just be patient, it's one of the challenges, but they don't last too long, but our little one's grow too fast!

    Answer by boobarandbell at 11:54 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • honestly all we did was simply take it away......We made it not a big deal...the longer they have it past 12mos the harder it is to break the habit.

    Answer by hill2 at 11:55 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • LindaClement - you obviously cant read she didnt say 1 thing about Why do you care which closed, spill-proof dish your child eats out of? BUT in case you didnt no keeping a baby on a bottle will rot her teeth ! especially when they fall asleep with the bottle in there mouth

    im going threw this right now but i put water in her spongebob sippy cup she see's it gets mad and just falls asleep and now we bought every kind of sippy cup and let her try each one to see which she likes :)

    Answer by premiemom18 at 5:56 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • thanks for all the GOOD advice. I will try it!! She has a bunch of stuffed animals and baby dolls and has one blankie she really likes. Her dentist told me to still give her milk in her bottle at bedtime but add water to it.. and keep adding water every night until finally it's nothing but water in her bottle and she won't want her bottle any more if she finds out it's water. She did drink a couple ounces of water yesterday out of her bottle but i think it's b/c she was really thirsty.

    Comment by BabyMills09 (original poster) at 3:06 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

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