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“My 2.5yr old still has a bottle of milk before bed. How do we stop her from doing this. We have gotten rid of the dummy in the last 6 months and I worry without that bottle of milk she won’t be getting enough milk each day? Any suggestions? Thanks” Will my toddler get enough milk if I stop a bedtime bottle?

Posted by anon, 29/04/13

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  • at 2/12 they can handle a cup so just give them a cup of milk before bed and they won’t be hungry as they are on solids. She will be fine with out that bottle of milk. You will find now it has become like a safety blanket for her


  • I think at this age dinners should be starting to replace the need for milk.


  • I will need to start doing this soon too and my plan is to have a new routine for bedtime which includes a drink, nappy change and story for bedtime.


  • how did it go? :)


  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.


  • Was it easy or hard?


  • How did you go without the bottle of milk before bed?


  • Your daughter will be fine without a nighttime bottle. As long as she is getting enough nourishment during the day it fine. A night bottle is more of a comfort than an


  • Yes make sure she is drinking water and milk during the day and she should be alright for the night time without one


  • Yes I agree that he should do.


  • Another way to look at is 1 slice of cheese is equivalent to 1 bottle of milk


  • Am sure your toddler at 2.5 can get enough milk if you cut out the bed time bottle.


  • If its the bottle you te trying to get rid of try a cup before bed. If its the drink before bed call last drinks as such


  • It’s nice to settle with a bottle. Maybe jus give her less


  • I hope you were able to successfully stop her bedtime bottle


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