Is it bad to put a child down to sleep with a sippy cup?

Bad habit I know GUILTY! But my 2 year old wakes up several times a night for milk and me being tired wakes up and just gives it to her as opposed to fighting with her in the middle of the night. Dooes anyone else's kids go to sleep with milk?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:28 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I'm guilty of doing that. The longest time has been with my youngest. She has it before bed now, but fortunately doesn't wake up anymore. My 3rd daughter I did only for a little while and her front teeth had cavities, BUT she still has cavity problems and she's 8. My dentist said that some kids are just more prone to them than others. That made sense to me because my youngest still does the sippy cup at night and her teeth are fine. But, I agree that it's not good for their teeth. I know that most moms here are trying to be helpful, but the mom who asked who's more important you or your child was not being nice about it. No one knows your situation and they shouldn't judge. It would be good to try to break the habit, but I completely understand why you do it.

    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:32 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • no thats bad for there teeth and gums, i did till my sons tooth came in side ways
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • I don't and as hard as it is, you need to break that habit now. It will ruin the teeth and it will be harder when the time comes for potty training.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • So your telling me you think his tooth came in sideways from drinking a sippy at night?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • yeah and thats what 3 doctors and a specialist said. its from putting presure on the gums as the tooth was coming in
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • No, it can rot their teeth. My son had a tooth come in sideways and he didn't go to bed with a drink. That's just how it's coming in, diff issue but on that he will be OK because it's not a permanent one.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:33 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • I give my son a cup for bedtime as well. I'll break him when he has his own room...but for now I have to get a little rest because I'm a mom and a college student. It isn't hurting him any. He's as happy as can be with perfect teeth.
    Krystal.Ingalls

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 9:34 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • i do but I'm trying to break it, to water if anything. seen pictures of baby bottle tooth decay and it's a frightening, sad image
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • Sorry to say, but sometimes by 2 yr. old wakes up and wants a juice and I give it to her. I am trying to get her to take water because it would be better for her teeth but she doesn't like it much so I just dilute the juice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • i dont want to argue about it and im not tring to say doctors are always right but maybe my sons was diff from urs I would think that if that many doc said it was because of that, that they were right about it. Like i said it might be just how my son drank from it
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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