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my son is almost 3 and still drinks a bottle what do i do

well my son is almost 3 and i can't get rid of the bottle cause he know who to go to when he wants something ,nanna this is her 1st grandchild and she babys him all the time i live with her and its real hard to take it away she says do it when you stop working witch is next week but its christmas and i dont want any trouble so what should i do

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Asked by SNOOKERDOODLE at 3:23 PM on Dec. 14, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Just through all of the bottles away.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • I agree. Throw them all away. Take him to pick out some big boy cups and that will get him more excited about them

    Answer by ZaTa at 3:26 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • sounds good but she said she wont watch him cry for it she will get another one

    Answer by SNOOKERDOODLE at 3:26 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • Throw them away and tell Nanna that it is the end of bottles period. You are the mother and have every right to say NO. If you don't start taking control now you'll regret it in the long run.

    Answer by beckcorc at 3:27 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • i have bought more than 10 big boy cups and he dont care about them guess when the bottle goes he will have to like them huh

    Answer by SNOOKERDOODLE at 3:27 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • anon: u mean throw?
    well im suprised his pediatric hasnt said anything bad. because to me its the first thing they ask when he turns 1... the wic even gets after u also if they still drink from a bottle. he should of drank from a sippy cup by the age of 1 the latest.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • anonymous maybe that is what you think but other parents do it a little bit longer. im not saying 3 is an okay age, but that is YOUR opinion and YOUR doctors opinion, it varies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • throw them away.. like right now.. 3 years is WAY too old for bottles... or do you want him to have messed up teeth?! because thats what bottles will cause.

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 3:41 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • "nanna" needs to follow the rules, its your child not hers and she should respect that
    introduce a nondrip sippy cup, if you can buy the nuby brand that have a rubber mouth piece they are great! my son loved them, he would only get a bottle when he went to bed, over time he wasnt using a bottle at all. after that i gave him a real sippy cup and slowly got rid of the other kind
    bottles are really bad for teeth at that age, a friend of mine told me a story of a friend of hers that had a 3 or 4 year old that had to have many of his teeth removed because of decay, its just terrible to know he will have to start school and he will be missing teeth until the new ones grow in
    start working on it now or it will only get more difficult

    Answer by learae at 4:06 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • ^^ she's asking for advice not criticism. She knows he's too old. You could try skipping sippys all together and getting a regular cup. Or try a straw, there are straw sippy cups, or just fun straws. Get his favorite character cups. I agree throw the bottles away, and keep doing it until your mother gets the point. If he isn't given an option, he's drink from the cup. It may help to have a friend that is the same age come drink from his cup to be a good example. My friend got rid of pacifiers by telling her son they were for babies and were yucky, he didn't want to be yucky so he threw his bink away. Good luck.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 4:07 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

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