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Hi MoMs. Just wondering if anyone has any tips on stopping bottles for my twin boys at nap time and bed time. They are 2 and will only go to sleep with a bottle. They have one nap a day (if I’m lucky) and will only go to sleep if they have a bottle of milk. Any tips on ways of stopping the bottle at bed would be great. Oh and they share a room as well. So we have a routine for bed time which is dinner bath play story bed with a bottle. I have tried taking the bottles away but they just cry until I give in. I also know that a bottle in bed is not advised with children. So please no comments on that, just ways to take the bottle away would be great. Thank you all.

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  • I would start diluting it till it’s only water

  • How about this – you reduce the amount of milk in the bottle till it’s down to like half a cup? That at least goes some way to solving the bottle in bed problem.

  • Stop offering the bottle. If it’s not an option, then they can’t have it.
    I could cry forever to get a million dollars, but I’ve learnt that crying doesn’t get me what I want.
    This is the time to teach them this valueable lesson in life.

    I did that with my daughter when she was 1. I said bottle was no longer an option. She could have a cup with milk instead. She chose cup of milk over nothing. And that was the end of bottles.

  • mine had his until his 4th birthday!! then we went cold turkey

  • When you’re at that, ‘this has to stop now’ point then you have to take a deep breath and put all effort into it for up to three days! Then it should just click. I did this with miss three who wasn’t fully potty trained and we were both lazy. I just devoted two full days to knickers and having potty there. Cries, tantrums I was exhausted then she just clicked.
    Maybe choose a day of week, leading in and let the twins know. Bottles are going and it is about ‘getting rid of them’ so there are no options. And you have to put up with the tears and longevity of the screaming out. Maybe take them to choose a cuddly little toy that they take instead to bed and that is just how it is. Permancey of introducing something comes with the tiredness you have to endure for their tantrums in the transition, but often that’s the way. Be firm and strong ( ;

  • None of my kids did bottles, but could you try a bottle of water?

  • Hope this has been resolved for you.

  • How did you end up going?

  • I will soon be facing the same problem with my daughter so some useful advice here for things to try

  • i hope its worked out

  • Hope you found the answer you were looking for.

  • Give them a bottle at dinner time and slowly ween them off

  • What did you end up doing?

  • Did any of the suggestions below help?

  • A bit of tough love-say no bottle before bed, it will be difficult for the first days, but they will learn pretty quick.

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