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2 year old and bottle

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TrisTy Fri 06-May-05 01:08:11

I have a 2 year old son and i am having problems weening him off his bottle that's all he wants. Any siggestions anyonw?

bobbybob Fri 06-May-05 03:01:30

I still breastfeed my 2 year old. I personally would let him keep the bottle if it makes him happy.

stitch Fri 06-May-05 08:35:28

with my ds1 i got really stressed at him having a bottle at 2.2. but with ds2 he had the bottle till 3.7. if i let him, he would still have it at 3.10/ its not going to harm him, as long as it doesnt stress you out.

magnolia1 Fri 06-May-05 10:18:38

Katie is 2 in June and to be honest I am not in a rush to wean her off a bottle. My other 3 girls all weaned themselves between 12 and 18 months but they all had dummies till they were 2-3 yrs. Katie doesn't have a dummy so I have no problem with her having a bottle for a while longer. I think they will wean themselves when ready, within reason of course!! I don't really want her to have one when she is 4 or 5 but some people are happy with this :-) xx

Nemo1977 Fri 06-May-05 10:44:52

hi my ds recently gavre up his bottle at 18mths. I wasnt pushing it but just used to offer him a cup or a bottle for his milk and one day he chose a cup. To be honest i didnt think it would last but it has and he hasnt used bottle since...i was kinda sad tho aswell..lol

chipmonkey Fri 06-May-05 10:47:14

My parents went cold turkey on me and told me my bottle was "lost". Apparently I wandered around looking for it for two days and then forgot all about it.

donnie Fri 06-May-05 10:55:02

we left it a bit late - until dd was 3 and a bit. Then we 'lost' the teats and switched to a beaker which she hated for a few days but got used to. Soon afterwards though she gave up on having milk at bed times and wake up times altogether so it proved that by that stage she didn't really need the milk, it was more the comfort of a teat she enjoyed! cold turkey may well be the best way - you'll get some resistance but in the end it works better sometimes.HTH

Pomi Fri 06-May-05 14:39:32

Weening off a bottle sounds difficut for my ds 16 month as sometimes he wants milk early morning. I give him water from a cup which he does not drink much...

My parents did nearly the same as chipmonkey's they told me that they have given the bottle to the cat sothat it can feed their kittens and i became very jenrous for them.

hermykne Fri 06-May-05 17:48:20

oh gawd my dd is addicted to it, at 2 +7mths.
i dont know how to get rid of it bar associating it with naps and sleep and certain times of the day, difficult

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