I'm a first time mother and I always have a million questions. When do you start weening off the bottle and bedtime bottles? I went to the doctor and was not mentioned to me about her still being on the bottle. The doctor said she to drink no more than 15oz of milk per day. So she has 3 oz for the morning and 8oz at bedtime which i use the bottle for both and water throughout the day. Someone told me that she needs to get off the bottle after 1. She 15 months. Is that true?. She takes a 8oz bottle at night and I rock her for 5 min and put her down. I been told a lot of things so I thought I reach out to moms and see what you think. Thanks
My boys are 22 months and still have a bottle before nap time and before bed. Now, trust me I don't think this is the ideal situation... but it's just what is working for me and my family for now. They refused to take milk in a cup... they will have juice and water in a cup. I am letting them give it up in their own time. My daughter was able to, so hopefully my boys will too. If not, the bottles will eventually "disappear" if this goes on past 2 yrs old, and all that will be left to drink milk out of is sippy cups.
I don't really see the difference in drinking milk from a sippy cup or drinking milk from a bottle, I think they say the real problem lies in actually going to bed w/ the milk (whether in a bottle or sippy cup), not to mention they say the bottle becomes more of a comfort as they get older and its harder to wean them off it. So, do what you feel is best... if you think it's time then take it away, if you think she needs more time then give it some time. Mommy's were made with great instincts too, so do what you feel is best.
For us, the twins were off the bottle by the time they were 18 months. We started introducing whole milk at meal time at 12 months but we never gave them whole milk in a bottle. We started removing the afternoon bottle first, then the lunch one, then the morning one and lastly the nighttime one. We used sippy cups for milk and straw-bottles for water. We don't normally do a lot of juice and when we do, they just drink it out of the juice box.
Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply. Now is see that you take away the bottle. I have taken the bottle away in afternoon awhile ago. She drinks milk like 2 oz in the morning. water thru out the day. water during dinner. So If i take away the bottle at night, 1. How do i take it away and 2. how do I continue to put her down?? I give her the bottle and rock her for 5 min. She has dinner at 6. Wouldn't she wake up hungry?
Wow so much to know. Thanks so much. and yes when she gets the bottle I rock her and I put her down and shes out. Just like another had mentioned to me , it works right now . It seems that it would be a couple sleepless nights right? She lately has been asking for more food at night time. So I wait it out alittle more cause she would be getting the bottle. Its funny cause I tried feeding her real fruit and she wont eat it. Loves it from the jar though. I recently gave her peanut butter for the first time. Was your daughter going straight to bed asleep was she restless? I know im such a new mom :) Oh and she has 5 teeth so im assuming thats enuff to give her crackers now?? And shes on 2% milk per my doctor.