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14month old - how to move away from bottles??

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KMR281 Thu 13-Mar-14 12:33:58

so, DS3 is doing pretty well, but still has bottles for his milk - should I try and swap him to a cup of some sort? In case it matters, this is his 'routine'

breakfast @ 7am - weetabix & full fat milk, wee bit of toast & marmite
10am - 8oz bottle full-fat milk, poss plus small snack first
12ish - lunch (sandwich normally, or soup, plus fruit/yog), water to drink (from cup)
1ish - 8oz bottle, then usually naps
mid afternoon snack
5/5.30pm main meal & water to drink (from cup)
bedtime bottle @ 7 or so - sleeps (theoretically!)

I should say at nursery (three days a week) he quite often doesn't drink all his milk, but always does at home.


TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Thu 13-Mar-14 12:35:09

DS used to go and get his own bottle so we just put sippy cups in their place which he went and got instead.

KMR281 Thu 13-Mar-14 14:38:02

I'm most worried about the bottles that send him to sleep! what if he never sleeps again?! Perhaps I'll just try swapping bottles for cups, feed by feed?

SoonToBeSix Thu 13-Mar-14 17:47:59

14 months is still a baby I wouldn't rush dropping the bottles.

KMR281 Fri 14-Mar-14 11:32:19

Thanks soontobesix - I probably will leave it till he's bigger - he's happy with bottles anyway. ta xx

yangsun Fri 14-Mar-14 11:37:01

I would try swapping the non-bedtime bottles for cups and when he's used to those you can do the bedtime one - you may find it's not a problem at all once he's got used to the other cups.

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