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Advise on stopping night time bottle for my 2.5 DS

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Faithcasey Wed 05-Jan-11 22:16:14

My son is now 2 & a half and still has bedtime bottle.
I want to stop that night bottle. Any advise on how to take it away?
He also still has a dummy, and i am not tackling that till he's 3!!!

seeker Wed 05-Jan-11 22:18:00

If he has a one bottle before bed, and cleans his teeth afterwards, then there is no reason to stop. Honestly!

Faithcasey Wed 05-Jan-11 22:44:56

No he has it to go to sleep. I just feel he's getting a bit too old to have a bottle to go to sleep with???

seeker Wed 05-Jan-11 22:53:50

Why?

RJandA Thu 06-Jan-11 09:58:58

Not good for their teeth if they sip on a bottle to go to sleep.

Can you move bottle to earlier in the bedtime routine? Maybe bottle, then bath, then story or whatever you normally do. I think this will be tricky with a 2 year old though... are you against crying? If not then this is a gentle version which worked for us, although my DD is younger. I got it from my local library.

HTH

Faithcasey Thu 06-Jan-11 16:48:15

I know if I carry on his teeth will suffer, although it is only milk so not that bad at the mo.
I want to move away from a bottle altogther. He is a good sleeper, and doesn't ask for his bottle if he wakes during the night.

philbee Thu 06-Jan-11 18:47:28

We had this, although DD finished the milk before goin to sleep. We changes the routine around a bit so she wouldn't know there was something missing. Now we give her a cup of milk with the bath so her tummy's fullish, and then have a story to settle to sleep. It worked fine, actually, but she was a bit younger. We also put an any way up cup with water in in her bed so she would have a drink to hand if she was thirsty in the night. Good luck!

Faithcasey Fri 07-Jan-11 08:36:11

Thank you Philbee.
I had thought of A warm cup of milk before bed.
i think i will try a new routine and see how it goes.
Thank you all for your help

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