When to stop bedtime bottles

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  1. SmileyMummy

    SmileyMummy Well-Known Member

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    I have a 17mth old who eats a great balanced diet but still loves her bottle of milk at bedtime (240ml) - when should I stop this milk....it is still a bottle, not a cup and I am scared of taking it away as it is a core part of the bedtime routine. HELP! Am I creating a rod for my own back...?
     
  2. lylasmummy

    lylasmummy Well-Known Member

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    Im in exactly the same situation, my LO is nearly 19 months, and still has 9oz of milk at bedtime
     
  3. fairy1984

    fairy1984 Well-Known Member

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    I thought they still had the same calcium requirements between the age of 1 and 2 therefore it depends on how much they're getting in the day?

    really not sure what the answer is but will be keeping an eye on this thread to see what I should be doing in a few months :)
     
  4. smelly07

    smelly07 Mummy of 2 girls & wifey

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    My 18 month old still has 7oz milk morning and night in a bottle and i will happily let her continue doing it, as my oldest LO went completley off milk and dairy at 16 months and it was hard trying to get enough calcium in her diet, so as long as my youngest still wants milk she can have it, i think once she hits 2 i will swap bottle for cup x
     
  5. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Lily is 20 months old and has 7~8oz milk at bedtime in a sippy cup Ethan is 4 in 6 weeks and he as milk in a glass before bed ...I dont think there is a need to give up a bedtime drink imo
     
  6. indy and lara

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    Emma is 19 months and still takes about 8oz at night after bath and before bed. I don't intend to stop it anytime soon!
     
  7. v2007

    v2007 Well-Known Member

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    Bow stopped having her bedtime bottle about 3 months ago.

    I just made her tea at half 5-6 ish so she would be too full for her bottle and this eemed to do the trick.

    V xxx
     
  8. allthingspink

    allthingspink Mum of 3

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    With my eldest 2 it is was between 2-3 years, I think they kinda stopped drinking it themselves. I dont think its anything to worry about, its not doing any harm and if its part of a good bedtime routine then thats great. :flower:
     
  9. Lucy_lu_84

    Lucy_lu_84 Pregnant with #2

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    My Lo gave it up himself, just stopped drinking if. I was gonna let him carry on till about two in bottle.
    I offer him milk before bed but he rarely wants it. Have to make sure he's getting extra calcium in the day
     
  10. Vicks

    Vicks Well-Known Member

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    Joe still has a bottle at bedtime and sometimes another during the day. It's part of his bedtime routine and he still takes between 6-8oz so as long as he wants it, has can have it.
    He has it on from a soft teet bottle x
     
  11. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    Omar is not interested in his bedtime bottle anymore. Today he refused it, & pushed it away. He only took one bottle after his breakfast, but he ate 3 slices of cheese & around 120 grms of yoghurt so he's getting enough calcuim. He's been dropping his bedtime feeds for 5 days now, yesterday he took few sips only.
     
  12. rosie272

    rosie272 mum to charlie finn

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    Charlie is 17 months and still has 7oz from a bottle at bedtime and has no interest in milk from a sippy cup whatsoever - it winds him down for bed so I'm happy to stick with it for now. I'm hoping he'll give it up when he's ready same as he did all his other bottles :flower:
     
  13. SmileyMummy

    SmileyMummy Well-Known Member

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    I feel so much better, thanks guys. She seems to love it so I am pleased to see that I am not the only one who has it as a bedtime routine. She is rubbish with sip cups & milk so that is a non starter. May be I will review this once she reaches 2 years and I feel braver!
     
  14. fantastica

    fantastica Mum.

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    Jacob still has, think i'll carry it on until he drops it...or just see how we go. I've always tried to 'naturally' ff...so if I'd been able to bf he'd still have a bedtime feed, so really it's not much different!

    It seems most people carry them on, I think unless you're LO is ready to, then it's fine to carry on! xx
     
  15. charlotteb24

    charlotteb24 Noah & William's Mummy

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    i've just cut out Noahs beaker he had at like 3am in the morning as he was refusing even at 23 months to not wake up and have it and that has been very trying! i'm not going to even attemt to take away his beaker of milk he has to go to bed with until he is ready to drop it. I have a milky drink before i go to bed at night most nights so i don't see it as being a problem, he will drop that one when he is ready. I'm just chuffed that he has dropped all of his nightime feeding finally after 23 months with another little one arriving in May! lol xx
     
  16. m_t_rose

    m_t_rose Mommy of Jacob and Julia

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    You just have to be careful not to give it to them in bed and you should brush their teeth after they have it so that it doesn't rot their teeth.
     
  17. kirmal12

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    Is it formula or cow's milk you are giving ladies?. I only ask as my LO still isn't a great eater and I'm reluctant to take him off the formula in a couple of weeks. Thanks
     
  18. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    Mog has a bottle in the morning and at bedtime and normally two during the day as well. There's no way I'm trying to take them away from her, she'd go nuts.
     
  19. MishC

    MishC Has a little princess!!

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    I agree with you. When my daughter is 7yrs old, if asks for a gless of milk before bed then i don't see the problem in giving her it. If she wants a drink then she can have one i'd rather her have milk than juice anyway :)
     
  20. MishC

    MishC Has a little princess!!

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    Oh and she drinks out of an open cup. She has done since been 12 weeks old so i'm not sure what you'd do about the bottle issue.
     

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