Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Elzabie | 2011-05-30


3year old still on bottle!!

I hope you will be able to help me, my 3year old daughter is still using a bottle, mainly at night, as she is not permitted to take it with to school. It drives us insane as she is a very restless sleeper (night terrors) and the only thing calming her at night is the bottle. How do I go about weaning her from the bottle at night?

Expert's Reply



It will be difficult to wean your little girl off the bottle now especially with her having 'night terrors'. This is a passing stage and she will stop wanting a bottle by herself. Try your best not to remark about her bottle and offer her a drink from a cup if she wakens at night.If she won't take the cup do not be too stressed,she will eventually give up the habit. Keep on telling her that she is becoming a big girl but try not to include any remarks about her bottle.

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