She is obsessed with her bottle!
March 20, 2008 4:28pm CST
My daughter is almost 14 months old and she is still drinking a bottle at nap time and at bedtime. She is really attached to it. I cannot seem to get her to sleep without it. She drinks a sippy cup during the day, but when she is tired nothing but a bottle will do. My son gave his bottle up just fine at 11 months, but she is proving to be more difficult. Any proven methods for breaking a child of a bottle?
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22 Mar 08
I'm sure there's advice on the internet on how to break a baby from a bottle. But, I wouldn't be so terribly worried about it. If I remember correctly, your child doesn't much like pacifiers, which are a bigger worry for teeth development. A bottle runs the possibility of cavities on the teeth, so that's your only issue, I think, at this age. But if you are determined to break her of the bottle, I would suggest very slowly and gradually changing (that is thinning) the bottle contents down to water. If the contents change gradually, no single night will set off a fussy baby. Once the bottle only contains water, the child should lose interest in it. Another option is to offer a pacifier at night to see if that soothes the child.
21 Mar 08
try trading the bottle for a pacifier. or maybe tell her a story about a kid having no teeth cuz he/she didn't want to give up the bottle... if all else fails, simply throw out the bottles. she'll cry for a bit. but she'll get over it and accept the fact that the bottle's gone probably in 2 or 3 days.
20 Mar 08
Unfortunately I can't help you there, sorry. Apparantly I drank ONLY MILK for a very long time... and then went on to chocolate spread sandwiches! For about a year or two I ate not much else... Although my parents may be exaggerating there, hehe ^^ However, here are some answers I found online ^^ http://www.minti.com/questions-and-answers/discussion/303634/getting-baby-off-the-bottle/