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Weaning off a bottle!

my dd is 14 months! im going to take her off the bottles but idk how! she is getting milk in the bottles 5oz at a time! she only gets bottles at night! she gets one to go to bed and one when she wakes up at 1am! im really worried about taking them away! she is going to freak out! im worried she will cry so hard she will make her self sick! should i just put it in a sippy and still give her the milk or nothing at all?
Thanks ladies!


Asked by Caroline2010 at 10:13 PM on Apr. 12, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (3)
  • The nighttime one will be the worst. Start with the morning one. give it in a sippy until sht gets to the point that she doesn't fuss over it. Then, work on the nighttime bottle.

    Once you take it away completely, get them all out of the house so that she doesn't see them and want them and so you don't give in the urge to give it back to stop the crying or fussing.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:24 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Oops! Just read that the other bottle was at 1 am...a little too soon for morning.
    Start with the one before bed. You may even need to change your bedtime routine a little so that she doesn't realize it so much.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:25 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • lol Jademom07 was reading your first answer and thought this woman is nuts thinking the 1am bottle is better to start with. lol
    What is her bedtime routine? You may want to start one that involves speding some one on one time with her if you haven't already. Explaine that she will go to bed without her bottle like a big girl but maybe let her drink from a cup, possibly a new one that she picks out, before she goes to bed. And when you lay her down and she starts to scream for her bottle and cry and really make you doubt what you're doing, just remember you are her mommy and you know what's best even if she dosen't want to go along with it. Make sure you have someone there with you because you may very well be tempted to give in and let her have her bottle and then you'll be back at square one. Your support person should be someone who supports you and who you'll listen to. Good luck!

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 11:50 PM on Apr. 12, 2011