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Hulashaker Mon 17-Oct-16 20:57:17


My DD is turning 2 in November and I'm wondering what we do about bedtime milk. Do we get rid of this altogether, do we give it before bed what's best?

She doesn't eat much and drink much milk so I worry about getting the right amount in her TIA

KP86 Mon 17-Oct-16 21:00:54

If you learn the tricks to stopping night time milk please let me know! DS 2.6 still has milk before nap and sleep at home and no chance of stopping any time soon. It is a habit though because he will go to bed at nursery or if we are out and about without it.

DirectorofDomesticLogistics Mon 17-Oct-16 21:59:02

My 3.5 year old and nearly 2 year old both have full fat cows milk as their drink with breakfast and around dinner/after dinner/bath time/storytime, and water during the day (they do get juice at other times, I'm not a complete killjoy) but I've never really thought about stopping the milk. Now you've got me thinking hmm

waitingforsomething Tue 18-Oct-16 06:03:06

I let my DD have bedtime milk until she went dry at night, just a little before 3. After this we just explained that if she wanted to be able to hold in her wee all night and not have to get up, it was best just to have a very small drink of water before bed and save milk just for breakfast. She was happy to stop drinking it then and never asked again.

If they like it, I can't see the harm and if you want to get rid of it I would wait until 3+ when they are more rational!!

NickyEds Wed 19-Oct-16 18:28:54

My 2.9 year old has milk before bed. His weight is fine and we brush his teeth afterwards so I don't see the harm? My 18 year old neice still has a drink of milk before bed!

beckslovestimmy Sat 22-Oct-16 20:07:41

DD is nearly 4 and most days still has milk first thing before breakfast and bedtime milk (teeth brushed after). Since being potty trained she's not been wet overnight and doesn't get up to pee overnight. If they enjoy it there's no harm in it.

nennyrainbow Sat 22-Oct-16 20:20:08

My DCs still have milk in the evenings and the oldest is 11. Allow at least half an hour before bed, and they brush their teeth afterwards. No reason to discontinue it, as long as she isn't actually taking the milk to bed with her.

idontlikealdi Sun 23-Oct-16 09:50:23

Mine still have a glass of milk about half an hour before bed, there 5.5 and love milk.

NoIsAnAnswer Sun 23-Oct-16 09:55:44

I encourage milk drinking as much as possible. Full fat only.

I'd let her have it as much as she wants and as long as she wants. It's good for her.

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