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2.5 year old and bottles?!?

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cookielove Sat 18-Feb-17 19:07:07

So essentially ds loves his bottle, we have been trying with some success to move him onto a cup instead if bottle, sometimes he takes no problem other times he completly refuse's. Now tbh I wouldn't mind stopping them and if he refuses so be it but his eating is also pretty rubbish so i feel it is important to get a good amount of milk in.

So my questions are how to get him to accept anything else! Should I hide the bottles? And how old were your dc''s when they stopped?

KitKat1985 Sat 18-Feb-17 19:12:05

Hello Cookie! [Waves to fellow Sept 14 mummy]

When we did this with DD we moved onto these first as they are sort of inbetween a bottle and beaker, having a silicone spout etc, which worked quite well. Could be worth a try?

cookielove Sat 18-Feb-17 19:22:36

Hello kitkat I am willing to try anything theses days, will give those a go!

Bubblysqueak Sat 18-Feb-17 19:25:01

My ds wasn't eating too much around the same age but we found that he was drinking too much milk and filling up rather than eating. We swapped to milk at breakfast and just before bed then water during the day. Because there was no milk in the bottle just water he wasn't that fussed with it and moved to the cup much more willingly.

Foreverhungry Sat 18-Feb-17 19:26:15

My dd had a bottle at bedtime till she was 5, she knew she was too old so gave it a miss if we had people round. I wouldnt stress about it they grow up too fast to worry. She's 18 now.

kel1234 Sat 18-Feb-17 19:30:48

My sister is 4. She had milk from a bottle until she was just over 3. My own lo is 17 months and still has his milk (toddler formula) in bottles. He will continue to have it in bottles until he stops having it.

Shamoffour Sat 18-Feb-17 19:32:29

Exactly the same as bubbly, I got rid of the bottle and the eating increased he's a dustbin now!

cookielove Sat 18-Feb-17 20:37:08

I was hoping it may help his eating if we drop it!

StarUtopia Sat 18-Feb-17 20:39:31

Both of mine still have a bottle at bedtime..2.5 and just turned 4. Both are more than capable of using a normal cup. They just have a bottle as part of a winding down comforting routing for bed.

Although I'll admit, 2 yr old does need his bottle before bed as he really doesn't eat that much and he'll wake other wise hungry in the night (and then demand a 3am bottle!!)

I'm not stressing just yet..!

RandomMess Sat 18-Feb-17 20:41:30

I had bottle lover so I hid all the bottles very well and gave her an anyway cup and showed her they had gone! She was just 3 and her younger sister just 1. She had a face on her of disgust but she accepted it.

EyeStye Sat 18-Feb-17 20:44:44

We did a bottle fairy. In the morning she woke up to find a fairy door had appeared and we had to leave the bottles out. When she came back from childminder that evening bottles had gone. We did it that way as lacing bottles out at night would have meant they were still on the house at bedtime! Bottle fairy also brought a present and a balloon and we had talked about her coming a. Lot for big girls.
She bought it and the first few nights were not great but not as bad as I had feared. It took about 2 hours to get her to sleep with the comfort bottle for a couple of weeks then gradually got easier.

EyeStye Sat 18-Feb-17 20:46:50

Should say my Dd was 2.5 and I had to stop the bottles as she only wanted milk and wouldn't eat much, was getting as fat as a little Buddha and wanted 2 bottles to go to sleep.... plus one in the night and one in the early morning to stay in her bed! I'd knocked the one in the night on the head but she was so unsettled and they were a massive comfort object that unfortunately I had to break as she'd been drinking milk from a bottle 24/7 if I'd let her

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