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bunnyrabbit93 Mon 22-May-17 20:25:48

Hi all

My dd is 2 1/2 yo she has her normal meals during the day. She has dinner 5 ish bath then a 7/8 oz bottle of oatmilk part warm water at night. I was wondering when everyone else lo stopped having a bottle at night ? And how is best to cut it out as I don't feel she sometimes eats enough dinner cause of this bottle.

Thanks for your help xx

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dementedpixie Mon 22-May-17 20:28:00

Mine were off bottles at 15 months and 11 months and had drinks in a cup from then. When does she drink it and how does it affect dinner?

bunnyrabbit93 Mon 22-May-17 20:32:20

She drinks it after dinner. But I think she saves room for it. I think it's more a comforter and it relaxes her

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Sierra259 Mon 22-May-17 20:32:43

We stopped a bottle at around 15 months with DC1 and switched to a sippy cup. Gradually reduced the amount of milk over time, and then started giving a tiny bit to her downstairs during story time before going up to bed. Plan to do the same with DC2 (18 months) any time now - only reason we haven't already is that we were going on holiday and wanted a familiar routine!

sphinxster Mon 22-May-17 20:43:29

2 1/2 is quite old for a bottle if your DD doesn't have any oromotor difficulties. Having a night time drink is fine but I'd recommend changing the drinking vessel. Does she use an open cup for other drinks?

welshweasel Mon 22-May-17 20:47:09

Stopped night time bottle at 14 months (all other bottles stopped at a year). Was worried about his teeth as we do them in the bath and he was having milk after. He has tea at 3.30 at nursery, 2 weetabix at about 5.15, then a sippy cup of milk (approx 5oz) that he drinks over the next 45 minutes before his bath. He didn't seem to care at all when we stopped the bottle but I guess at 2.5 you might have more of a battle!

Whatsername17 Tue 23-May-17 14:14:46

You can get bottles with sippy cup teats that might be a good switch. My first dd hated milk so she self weaned quite quickly. A milky drink before bed is fine as long as you brush her teeth after. Id try and substitute the bottle for a soft spout dippy cup. Hopefully you can make the change without upsetting the sleep inducing effect!

bunnyrabbit93 Sun 28-May-17 20:48:39

Thank you all for your help I have now started a new bed time routine of tv off story and a cup of milk then brush teeth and bed. Although we sometimes have a few tears she has taken to it quite well. Now I'm attempting to try and get her to self sooth. Any tips ? smile

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