Childhood Diseases

Posted by: KB | 2009/05/20


No more bottle for 2 year old at night

I' ve stopped giving my 2 year old her bottle since last night. I am drawing the line now. She consumes up to 3 - 4 bottles of milk at night which ends up in a soaking wet bed the next morning (still on a night nappy, but the nappy is so full). I decided last night enough is enough and that is why she is not sleeping through (I think). She just wakes up for her milk and she knows mommy just gives in and give it to her. I always did give in cause I' ve got a 5 month old baby and I don' t want the 2 year old to wake her up. I bought her a new sippy cup yesterday telling her that she' s a big girl now. (She does not like sippy cups very much). 23:00 came last night and I sat with her until 01:00 in the morning. Standing by my rules - no more bottle. I gave her the sippy cup and told her she can have a little juice if she wants, but the bottle is finished. WEll let me tell you, she performed so much. But I was standing strong and I did it. She eventually fell asleep. I' ve got a terrible headache this morning, cause I don' t know what will happen tonight. I' m through the first night, I' m sure I can do another one. How long did it take some of you out there to get your babies off the night bottle? Everyone says it takes 3 days if you stick to it at night, and she will eventually stop waking up - knowing that she' s not going to get anything.

Expert's Reply



There is no simple way to deal with this. Your method is as good as any other. Do not give her juice at night as her teeth will be affected.

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