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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: B | 2004/10/15

Q.

2 and a half yr old with bottle

PLS PLS HELP my daughter is two and a hlaf - she does not use her bottle during the day at school but when she comes home thats all she wants she will not sleep with out her damn bottle!! i need to get rid of it pls any suggestion on weaning her off it -bought all kinds of different cups tried to con her into taking them -

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I would first allow her to drink her milk BEFORE bed time out of a bottle, but offer only water in the bottle apart from the one milk bottle. Thereafter you can offer only water in the bottle and milk in an alternative container. If she continues with a water bottle for another few months for comfort it is fine. You don't have to argue or force her, but be very consistent not to offer her anything other than water in the bottle.

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Posted by: b | 2004/10/18

thank you very much - i have tried to give her milk in cups etc but to no avail - going to try putting water i her bottle and just offering her that !! Thanks again

Reply to b
Posted by: been there | 2004/10/16

throw it in the bin and give her a normal plastic cup to drink from

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