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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 05:37 AM   11
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i just dont like baby bottles, i think hes too old for them, i personally would rather he just had milk in any other cup but not a baby bottle, i do always think 'if he wants one for bed then its only in bed, its not like hes walking the streets drinking out of one' but if he was to have a dummy i would have scrapped that at 1, but i think its because he has a bottle instead i just want rid of it.

thanks clair i will try find one of them



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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 05:52 AM   12
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i just dont like baby bottles, i think hes too old for them, i personally would rather he just had milk in any other cup but not a baby bottle, i do always think 'if he wants one for bed then its only in bed, its not like hes walking the streets drinking out of one' but if he was to have a dummy i would have scrapped that at 1, but i think its because he has a bottle instead i just want rid of it.

thanks clair i will try find one of them
I know a bit how you're feeling. I hate pacifiers. I hate the concept of pacifiers, I hate seeing pacifiers in babies' mouths, I cringe at toddling babies with pacifiers, and I wanted nothing more than for my plan of getting rid of the pacifier I never really wanted to give in the first place to go smoothly at 6mo or at 12mo. He's 1 in 10 days and that pacifier is probably going nowhere for a long time. Simply because there are two opinions that deserve consideration regarding the pacifier: mine and his. And his feelings about his pacifier, even though he's still nursing, are very strong that he wants to keep it. If he ever needs it in public, I will die a little inside. Whenever anyone asks how we got rid of it, I die a little inside and tell them that he still has it. Because it's important to him. It brings him comfort.
I totally get it, but I also want to be the little voice that helps point out that your little one has a lot more emotionally at stake with the bottle than you do. Especially going cold turkey. There's not much we as adults, with fully developed understanding and rationalization, can successfully quit cold turkey. It may be a bit unknowingly cruel to expect that kind of emotional maturity from such a young little guy. 17 months is still just a baby!



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 06:57 AM   13
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Following. My son will be 2 in October and he still has a bottle!! I am so done with them but he doesn't seem to want to give them up for nothing!! Bed time is still a struggle as I still have to sit with him to get him to sleep. I switched him to a big boy bed so hopefully after he is use to sleeping in that we can just send him and his brother up to his room for bed...hahaha we will see! We have also been in a routine for ages. After dinner we play and then pick up, bath time, pj's and snacks. Every night! Nap times can be tricky as sometimes he doesn't want one or we get up later than 7am. I try every day at 11-1130 after lunch and make sure he is up by 230 if he does get one to get him to sleep at night at 730. Routine is everything in this house!!



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 07:54 AM   14
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i just dont like baby bottles, i think hes too old for them, i personally would rather he just had milk in any other cup but not a baby bottle, i do always think 'if he wants one for bed then its only in bed, its not like hes walking the streets drinking out of one' but if he was to have a dummy i would have scrapped that at 1, but i think its because he has a bottle instead i just want rid of it.

thanks clair i will try find one of them
I know a bit how you're feeling. I hate pacifiers. I hate the concept of pacifiers, I hate seeing pacifiers in babies' mouths, I cringe at toddling babies with pacifiers, and I wanted nothing more than for my plan of getting rid of the pacifier I never really wanted to give in the first place to go smoothly at 6mo or at 12mo. He's 1 in 10 days and that pacifier is probably going nowhere for a long time. Simply because there are two opinions that deserve consideration regarding the pacifier: mine and his. And his feelings about his pacifier, even though he's still nursing, are very strong that he wants to keep it. If he ever needs it in public, I will die a little inside. Whenever anyone asks how we got rid of it, I die a little inside and tell them that he still has it. Because it's important to him. It brings him comfort.
I totally get it, but I also want to be the little voice that helps point out that your little one has a lot more emotionally at stake with the bottle than you do. Especially going cold turkey. There's not much we as adults, with fully developed understanding and rationalization, can successfully quit cold turkey. It may be a bit unknowingly cruel to expect that kind of emotional maturity from such a young little guy. 17 months is still just a baby!

wot that really hit me hard, really made me think.. i never really thought of it that way. i think my problem is the fact i associate bottles with babies, not 1.5 year olds, one of my good friends gave her LG everything in a baby bottle until she was about 3 and i just hated it, i would also hate it if M did scream for it during the day and that id have to push him around with a bottle hanging out of his mouth, i do find a happy medium in that he only really needs it on a night, and that during the day he can manage to sleep without fight without a bottle. your reply has really made me accept the reasons as to why he might actually need it more than i know. thanks for that hun!



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i just dont like baby bottles, i think hes too old for them, i personally would rather he just had milk in any other cup but not a baby bottle, i do always think 'if he wants one for bed then its only in bed, its not like hes walking the streets drinking out of one' but if he was to have a dummy i would have scrapped that at 1, but i think its because he has a bottle instead i just want rid of it.

thanks clair i will try find one of them
I know a bit how you're feeling. I hate pacifiers. I hate the concept of pacifiers, I hate seeing pacifiers in babies' mouths, I cringe at toddling babies with pacifiers, and I wanted nothing more than for my plan of getting rid of the pacifier I never really wanted to give in the first place to go smoothly at 6mo or at 12mo. He's 1 in 10 days and that pacifier is probably going nowhere for a long time. Simply because there are two opinions that deserve consideration regarding the pacifier: mine and his. And his feelings about his pacifier, even though he's still nursing, are very strong that he wants to keep it. If he ever needs it in public, I will die a little inside. Whenever anyone asks how we got rid of it, I die a little inside and tell them that he still has it. Because it's important to him. It brings him comfort.
I totally get it, but I also want to be the little voice that helps point out that your little one has a lot more emotionally at stake with the bottle than you do. Especially going cold turkey. There's not much we as adults, with fully developed understanding and rationalization, can successfully quit cold turkey. It may be a bit unknowingly cruel to expect that kind of emotional maturity from such a young little guy. 17 months is still just a baby!

wot that really hit me hard, really made me think.. i never really thought of it that way. i think my problem is the fact i associate bottles with babies, not 1.5 year olds, one of my good friends gave her LG everything in a baby bottle until she was about 3 and i just hated it, i would also hate it if M did scream for it during the day and that id have to push him around with a bottle hanging out of his mouth, i do find a happy medium in that he only really needs it on a night, and that during the day he can manage to sleep without fight without a bottle. your reply has really made me accept the reasons as to why he might actually need it more than i know. thanks for that hun!
Mommyjogger has summed really my view. I think you would be surprised by the number of toddlers who have a dummy/bottle/breastfeed/thumb suck at home simply because they are not ready to do without the comfort.

Personally I find doing anything on age arbritrary - why should you be any more able to do something/do without something on the day you turned a certain age than you were the day before



 
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i just dont like baby bottles, i think hes too old for them, i personally would rather he just had milk in any other cup but not a baby bottle, i do always think 'if he wants one for bed then its only in bed, its not like hes walking the streets drinking out of one' but if he was to have a dummy i would have scrapped that at 1, but i think its because he has a bottle instead i just want rid of it.

thanks clair i will try find one of them
I know a bit how you're feeling. I hate pacifiers. I hate the concept of pacifiers, I hate seeing pacifiers in babies' mouths, I cringe at toddling babies with pacifiers, and I wanted nothing more than for my plan of getting rid of the pacifier I never really wanted to give in the first place to go smoothly at 6mo or at 12mo. He's 1 in 10 days and that pacifier is probably going nowhere for a long time. Simply because there are two opinions that deserve consideration regarding the pacifier: mine and his. And his feelings about his pacifier, even though he's still nursing, are very strong that he wants to keep it. If he ever needs it in public, I will die a little inside. Whenever anyone asks how we got rid of it, I die a little inside and tell them that he still has it. Because it's important to him. It brings him comfort.
I totally get it, but I also want to be the little voice that helps point out that your little one has a lot more emotionally at stake with the bottle than you do. Especially going cold turkey. There's not much we as adults, with fully developed understanding and rationalization, can successfully quit cold turkey. It may be a bit unknowingly cruel to expect that kind of emotional maturity from such a young little guy. 17 months is still just a baby!

wot that really hit me hard, really made me think.. i never really thought of it that way. i think my problem is the fact i associate bottles with babies, not 1.5 year olds, one of my good friends gave her LG everything in a baby bottle until she was about 3 and i just hated it, i would also hate it if M did scream for it during the day and that id have to push him around with a bottle hanging out of his mouth, i do find a happy medium in that he only really needs it on a night, and that during the day he can manage to sleep without fight without a bottle. your reply has really made me accept the reasons as to why he might actually need it more than i know. thanks for that hun!
Mommyjogger has summed really my view. I think you would be surprised by the number of toddlers who have a dummy/bottle/breastfeed/thumb suck at home simply because they are not ready to do without the comfort.

Personally I find doing anything on age arbritrary - why should you be any more able to do something/do without something on the day you turned a certain age than you were the day before
like i said, i think with me its because i associate bottles with babies not a toddler, ykwim, i duno sometimes i dont mind, others i just wish it was easy to take away because hes not as such a baby any more, but Mummyjogger really made me realilse thats actually pretty vain and selfish of me to think that



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Trust me one day it will be easy to take away and you will wonder why you worried so much.



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 10:00 AM   18
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its probably that sometimes i dont want to be judged either, because i secretly do it, and i do it to myself more so, pretty mean but.. we all do it i think, sometimes without wanting to.. mehh think ill suck it up and go with the flow



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Oh we all do, I

I think there is a difference though between a mum who uses a dummy/bottle to keep their child quiet because they cant be bothered and one who recognises that theirs is not quite ready to give it up yet.



 
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My daughter just 19m and I've just got rid of bottles. I found a fruitshoot empty bottle fill it full of milk and let her drink what she wants. She'd personally love a proper cup, but she'll get it everywhere and spill it all over her.... some nights she doesn't have much, others she drinks it all. She doesn't drink her usual 9floz she deal in her bottle, but I'm leaving it for her to decide what she needs/wants.

I wanted them rid when she turned 1.... but I think she still needed that comfort of bedtime cuddle and bottle. Interestingly I tried her with a bottle the other day, and she was so not interested..... So it's just finding the right vessels for your child, trial and error I'm afraid!!



 
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