Posted in Bottle Feeding, Siblings, Toddlers

Time To Bottle Wean

I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old and i’m ready to get rid of bottles. It was hard with my 2 year old because his brother came and he always wanted a bottle like the baby. I think now it time to remove it from both. Any tips? Suggestion? Best Cups?

  • Anonymous
    Aug 13

    The bottles I’d give around meals I swapped out for sippys of milk WITH the meals. And then I tried taking away bedtime bottle and morning bottle last... those were harder eventually I looked in the sink and decided I didn’t want to clean all those damn bottles and threw them all in the trash 😊 ya can’t miss what ya don’t have! Kids adjust so easily. My sons doc said don’t be afraid to take away the bottle especially if they are eating solids well. It isn’t like when they are a baby and they completely rely only on milk to live. So if they go a couple days pouting there’s no bottle then that’s fine, they will live and adjust to a new normal- a sippy! We started out with a straw cup, similar to the bottle I got annoyed of washing the little tiny straws (can you tell I HATE dishes) then we swapped to a regular old sippy cup. We also tried the 360 cup, which he does fine with too! To my surprise he likes the ones with little characters on them especially lol

  • Stacey
    Aug 13

    Our son has not used a bottle since we stopped formula at about a year. He is almost 2 now. He uses 360 cups and those are great. We are starting to use the Reflow smart cup at meal times. It's a normal cup but has an insert to control the flow of the drink. He likes to try to drink out of anything Mom and Dad are using so he's had practice with water bottles, big tumblers and straws.

  • Gemma
    Aug 15

    Transitional cups work great