What can I do to take these off her without her missing them?

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  • I don’t think you need to remove the bottle from her yet. I know kids who have had bottles until they were 6!

  • When it was time to remove the pacifier from my daughter (she was two) I just said “Oh, it’s broken, we’ll have to throw it out.” and that was it, she never asked for another one.

  • I wouldn’t take both away at the same time. With my son I took the dummy away first then cut down with the bottles. To take the dummy away we had talked about it but that wasn’t getting too far then one day we saw an episode on Sesame Street where Elmo gave up his dummy. Elmo wanted to speak clearly and couldn’t do that with a dummy in his mouth, he wanted to grow up and didn’t want to look like a baby anymore, so I jumped on all of these ideas and said to my son “do you want to do what Elmo did” he said “yes” . Elmo also gave all his dummy’s away to other babies who were smaller than him, so I did that to, I put them in a box and said I was giving them to small babies who weren’t old enough to do big boy things and he was so happy with that. The next few days he was fine but for about 3 nights he asked for his dummy and I just reminded him that we gave them away and he doesn’t need them anymore, and he was fine.

  • try and distract her. My daughter thinks its awesome that santa is going to take hers and leave her presents instead. I am 99% confident it will work

  • Just throw them out. Sometimes cold turkey is the best way to go. Or you could try bribery. ‘You give me your bottle and I’ll give you this.” The tantrums won’t last for long

  • I’ve just got rid of the bottles with my daughters made them go complete cold turkey and not given in i never really had any problems

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