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  #1  
October 12th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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Alrighty ladies...
When I was younger, I watched my cousin struggle with paci breaking their 2 y/o.. She didn't stop taking the paci until she was 5..

I took that knowledge and applied it to my daughter.. I took the bottles away from her before she was old enough to get attached.. so around 6th months.. I gave her sippys and bottles were history!

This time, with my son.. I waited until his first birthday to rid of the bottles.. I still feel kinda guilty.. he is still babyish.. and probably my last one.. and oooh goodness does he LOVE bottles!

So anyways.. Here's my question/advice seeking...

My sil has a 2 y/o girl and a 1 y/o boy... She took them for their check ups yesterday and the pedi told her that the kids are long over due for bottle breaking (well not so much the 1 y/o but the 2 y/o and might as well eliminate bottles completly at once)

So today she started.. and her kids are going crazy.. The baby book she read said its going to be 3 days of pure torture.... her daughter keeps having meltdowns freaking out because she wants her bottles!!!

Any words of advice? I don't know what to tell her... This is exactly the reason why I wanted to get rid of those things early so I would never have to go through this...
What makes matters even worse, she gave both kids bottles for naps and bedtime.. and now they don't have that security either....
So what do you think??

Becky
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October 12th, 2006, 12:31 PM
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I guess all you can suggest is milk in a cup with a lid... do the children use cups at all?

If not, it'll be a case of giving it to them, supposing they refuse, sit it down next to them and let them reach for it in their own time. Do they use other comforts such as teddy or blanket?

I remember my cousin being broken from her dummy/pacifier at around 4 or 5 yrs old... her mum helped her write a letter to father christmas, encouraging her to "post" her dummy in the envelope with the letter, and kept reinforcing that she was being a "big" girl by doing so. It took a while, but it worked, that sense if her sending it away rather than it being taken from her seemed to ease it a little! Perhaps your sil can try something similar.
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October 17th, 2006, 12:03 PM
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I wouldn't suggest doing anything cold turkey--can't she do a couple days of eliminating a bottle, then another bottle... Maybe she can try a straw sippy cup so the sucking motion is the same???? I know they say to just take it away, but that's hard!
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October 24th, 2006, 03:34 AM
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I too think that my DD is going to be addicted to the bottle and am curious to see what advice the ladies give!
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October 26th, 2006, 07:11 AM
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Here's an update:

Her 2 y/o is basically bottle broke.. She has a favorite sippy cup and that's her new object.. I guess it was basically 2-3 days of pure torture for all that was involved but she stuck to it and didn't give in.. I guess bedtimes were the worst.. but no more bottles at all for her.

Her 1 y/o had an even harder time with it so he still gets his bottles when he goes to sleep but every other time he has a favorite sippy cup...

So she got 1 out of 2 so I say that's a good job!
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Great Job
Congrats to your SIL for holding out thats the hardest thing for me is to let him cry ima big puss I dont know how to get rid of this bobo/pacifier i wanted it gone by the time he was walking but dont have the heart to take it away Bottles have been long gone i got him on the sippy by like 7 months so he has no prob with that one its just the paci your SIL is myhero lol







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Here's an update:

Her 2 y/o is basically bottle broke.. She has a favorite sippy cup and that's her new object.. I guess it was basically 2-3 days of pure torture for all that was involved but she stuck to it and didn't give in.. I guess bedtimes were the worst.. but no more bottles at all for her.

Her 1 y/o had an even harder time with it so he still gets his bottles when he goes to sleep but every other time he has a favorite sippy cup...

So she got 1 out of 2 so I say that's a good job![/b]
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