She's 21 months now, and we've been talking about getting her off the bottle for months. So, at the risk of losing sleep and sanity, I reduced her bottle at naps and bedtime by an ounce every other night, until we were down to 4. Then, she got the flu and because she would vomit the milk up, we just stopped giving her any. My husband got her a pacifier.
Anyway, so she's over the flu now, but every night for the past 3 nights she wakes up at about midnight and is WIDE awake until around 3:00. DH can't bear to hear her unhappy, so he goes and gets her, and puts her in bed with us.
Well, tomorrow he has a big meeting and MUST get some sleep. So he nagged me into giving her a bottle AND the pacifier.
Have we totally trashed ourselves? Do I have to start again by reducing ounces? Or tomorrow, do I just put her to bed with no paci and no bottle?
I'd love to hear how other folks dealt with the removal of bottles and pacifiers. I TRULY thought I had washed my last bottle!! Ugh.