Posted by: ANDRIETHA | 2004/11/18



My daughter is 3 years and 2 months old. She is off the bottle and nappy in daytime, but still on at night. Whenever she goes to bed she wants her bottle and sometimes at knight wake up and ask for the bottle. So I can't take the nappy off at knight. How can I stop her from drinking bottle when so goes to bed without just take it away and screaming for hours or is this the only way? Please help.

Expert's Reply



The first bottle to elimiate would be the one in the middle of the night and usually the best advice is to offer only clear water. You may move the bedtime bottle earlier, to just before she goes to bed and before her teeth is brushed. You may then replace this with milk from a cup in the coming months.

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Posted by: cathy | 2004/11/19

hi andrietha i know it is hard for you but your little one uses the bottle as her only security it is comfiting to her thats why she screams when it's not with her, in time she'll give it up be patient and you wont even realize it. hang in there.

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