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20 month old bedtime - do you give milk?

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snowchick1977 Wed 20-Mar-13 10:46:15


Ds is 20 months. Still in cot and large grobag. He still has milk at bedtime and (to the disgust of my mother in law) it is still in a bottle.

He sleeps 13 hours straight and did so from 7 months old (prior to that he woke every 2 hours for those 7 months)

My question is do your dcs at 20 months still have milk? What do you give it in? He doesn't have a dummy or a bear or a muslin etc so I guess it's a bit of comfort.

I know he's too old for this bottle but would you change it if it works?

MoonlightandRoses Wed 20-Mar-13 12:56:07

Well, no, but small child here does have a soother. Does he have his bottle with him in bed, or is it something he gets before bed? If the latter, and his teeth are brushed afterwards then can't see the problem. It is, as you say, a comforter.

It could be a bit more of an issue if he's sleeping with it though as milk left on the teeth isn't great for them.

rumbelina Wed 20-Mar-13 12:59:58

Ds is 28m and still has a bottle of milk at bedtime in his room before going into cot. We are going to try and change to beaker downstairs but he keeps being ill/teething so its proving hard to find the right time to make the massive change.

rumbelina Wed 20-Mar-13 13:00:54

Where sleeping is concerned I have always stuck with what works!

er1507 Mon 25-Mar-13 18:49:22

My dd is 20mo and has had milk in a beaker since she was 1. Prob not doing too much harm if its just the night bottle. What do you give his water/juice in?

preggersbycheggers Mon 25-Mar-13 18:53:11

My DS is 21 months and he still has milk before bed. He doesn't have it in a bottle. It's in a beaker type thing but not an open beaker. Perhaps need to think about changing that but at the moment it's ok. Plus he has a baby brother about to arrive which will be upset enough I'm sure!!

ilovepowerhoop Mon 25-Mar-13 18:57:06

at that age mine had a drink of milk downstairs from a cup before going upstairs and getting ready for bed

MajaBiene Mon 25-Mar-13 18:57:40

DS had milk in a beaker after 10 months, and never after teeth brushing. I am quite hot on good teeth care though. He didn't really have a comforter after we got rid of the dummy at a year either though.

HolidayArmadillo Mon 25-Mar-13 19:02:38

If it makes you feel better DS is 3 and still has milk in a bottle before bed. And until 2 weeks ago was up every night at least once in the night for milk in a bottle. Do I win the shit mother award? grin

Gemd81 Mon 25-Mar-13 19:05:04

Yes nothing wrong with milk I also have a 20month old and I just want her (and us) to sleep well so she can blimin well have her milk!wink

Iggly Mon 25-Mar-13 19:07:17

My 3 year old has milk in a cup!

strawberrie Mon 25-Mar-13 19:08:43

Yes, my 20 month old has milk in a sippy cup after his bath, while having his stories read. We then clean his teeth before he goes into the cot.

My elder one is 4 in a couple of weeks and still has this same routine.

scrivette Mon 25-Mar-13 20:05:32

My 20 mo

scrivette Mon 25-Mar-13 20:07:20

My 20 month old is breastfed before bed.
I had a glass of milk before bed until I was about 15, I have started to have warm milk again recently before bed, so I don't see anything wrong with it.

PearlyWhites Mon 25-Mar-13 20:12:48

My dd 2.2 still has a bottle of milk before bed and a dummy just for bed and nap time

RemindMeWhatSleepIs Mon 25-Mar-13 20:21:22

My 3 year old has a cup of milk before bed, it helps her to feel full and sleep. Milk is good, full of calcuim.

The only problem I can see is whether teeth are brushed after the milk.

Please try and ignore unhelpful comments from relatives. It's milk this week, it will be potty training soon, and something else after that. You are the Parent and get to make the decisions. smile

elfycat Mon 25-Mar-13 20:25:06

DD2 is 2.5 and has milk in a bottle at night and usually a bit more in the night. We'd like to stop but she's teething and anything that settles her is great (pat pat pat, shhhh, shhhhh, pat, pat for 4 hours last night - sigh)

DD1 has a few ounces in a bottle (out of solidarity for her sister) early evening, she just turned 4 in February. She drinks out of a sports bottle or glass the rest of the time. It's just an attention thing I think.

Pozzled Mon 25-Mar-13 20:38:23

DD2 is 21 months and has a bf at bedtime. DD1 had a bottle of milk up to her second birthday, and at 4.8 she still has a cup of warm milk at bedtime. I think it's ok as long as you're really strict about teeth brushing. Maybe look at moving to a cup before too long though.

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