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September 14th, 2008, 06:56 PM
LisanAndy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Hi, I'm Lisa, wife to Andy, SAHM to my DD taylor, and expecting #2 March 21st

Taylor will be 1 in about 3 weeks. We're starting the weaning process, from a bottle to a cup. She still gets her formula but it's in a cup. Once she's a year we'll switch to whole milk. Anyway, she does fine during the day but when it comes to nap and bedtime feedings, I don't know what to do. PLEASE HELP!!!

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September 15th, 2008, 12:01 AM
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What I did with our son was give him less and less in the bottle during nap and bedtime as the days went on. I would give him like 8oz for a few days then 6 then 4 then 2 and then none. He became attached to a stuff animal and a frog that plays night night music instead. It actually went pretty easily. Good luck hun.

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September 22nd, 2008, 11:29 AM
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I just took the bottle away, and replaced it with a sippy for a few weeks then took it away all together. I tried to get them to drink it before bed, rather than wanting to fall asleep with it. Both my girls were pretty easy with it. Good luck!

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September 23rd, 2008, 11:15 AM
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I just took the bottle completely away..if they cried going to bed, I would give them a cup. It usually doesnt take that long before they realize they are not getting a bottle..
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October 10th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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I think cold turkey is the way to go. Also, when I weaned my kiddos from bedtime nursing we tried to change the scenery a bit. Instead of rocking in the same rocking chair we always used, we started snuggling on the couch. Good luck!
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October 10th, 2008, 02:07 PM
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I transitioned my oldest from the bottle to a cup, by using a sippie cup designed by nuby. it comes with 3 different spouts. a nipple, a sippie and a sports spout. I used the nipple shape for a little while. bout a week til he was used to the difference in feeling of the bottle and cup. then I put the sippie spout on and he never had a problem with it. U may be able to do the transition with a soft top sippie as well. the nuby one I used was all soft tops.

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