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Posted by: Candy | 2004/11/01

Q.

Please help!!!

My daughter is 13 months and I am worried by the fact that she wont sleep unless there is a bottle in her mouth, every night we prepare two bottle for her,one of milk and the other with juice ,as every time at night when she wakes up she wants to drink it,in the morning both bottles are finished ,I tried to give her a dummy but she does not want it she cries the whole night.what can I do to help her stop this because I think its not good for her teeth and how many bottles of milk and juice should she be drinking a day?she is drinking Nido1 and she also does not want to use a cup.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

At this age she does not require a night bottle any more. I will offer one milk bottle (unsweatened cows milk is fine) at the most and for the rest offer only clear water. Children that are not ill, will adapt to a new routine within a few days if it is practiced consistently without offering any alternatives.

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Posted by: PSK | 2004/11/04

I had a similar problem with my son. I took him to the shop and I let him choose out his own special "big boy" bed cup. It became a ritual and he stopped wanting the bottle. Might help!

Reply to PSK
Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/01

Try offering her water to drink, this will not harm her teeth and will be good for her.

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