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HayleyHayley
posted 8 years 9 months ago
To still give a 2 yr old a bottle , He refuses to drink his milk out of his beaker, as he only drinks his juice out of it and not milk.. : Frustrated .


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soupsoup
posted 8 years 9 months ago
errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm

strictly speaking you are risking tooth decay but i guess if you can get it in him any other way Shrug

just make sure you brush his teeth after Thumbs Up

maybe you could try a special beaker which is ONLY for milk, theres a good one in the supermarkets that is covered in cow print Clapping

ElementaryElementary
posted 8 years 9 months ago

soup said:
errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm

strictly speaking you are risking tooth decay but i guess if you can get it in him any other way Shrug

just make sure you brush his teeth after Thumbs Up

maybe you could try a special beaker which is ONLY for milk, theres a good one in the supermarkets that is covered in cow print Clapping

what she said

SamuelSamuel
posted 8 years 9 months ago
make sure you wait around half an hour after his bottle to clean his teeth though, I don't see a problem with it when we are designed to be breastfed well into toddlerhood.

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 8 years 9 months ago
I started giving Aaralyn warmed milk in a cup when she had a hard time giving up the bottle.... for her just warming the milk for the cup did the trick Shrug

HayleyHayley
posted 8 years 9 months ago
thanks, i always brush his teeth before aswell, eeeek, i will have to change that!

i think i will see what other beakers there are out there then, 1 for juice and 1 for milk! thanks girls!

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 8 years 9 months ago
i used a product similair to this when i weaned izzy from bottle to beaker and she took to it as it similair to a bottle teat

http://www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/...p;catalogId=11051

hope thats any help??

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 8 years 9 months ago
I had the same problem with Lolly hun, it took her a long while to work out how to suck from a beaker too and she wouldn't drink milk from it at all Shrug Eventually i got her to swop over to a beaker. tbh we were lucky in a way because she got a tummy bug (not related to bottle) and i told her it was the bottle that had made her sick. We chucked them in the bin together then and she drank from a beaker for all her drinks from then on, she was just coming up for 2 at the time. I hope you manage to get your LO onto a beaker for his milk soon hun. The cow beaker is a great idea! Xx

HayleyHayley
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Thanks ellee thats a lovely beaker i might get him that, he has no prob takin a beaker just doesnt want his milk in it LMAO Shrug
so i have to have 2 Confused

HayleyHayley
posted 8 years 9 months ago

mum2popsnjak said:
I had the same problem with Lolly hun, it took her a long while to work out how to suck from a beaker too and she wouldn't drink milk from it at all Shrug Eventually i got her to swop over to a beaker. tbh we were lucky in a way because she got a tummy bug (not related to bottle) and i told her it was the bottle that had made her sick. We chucked them in the bin together then and she drank from a beaker for all her drinks from then on, she was just coming up for 2 at the time. I hope you manage to get your LO onto a beaker for his milk soon hun. The cow beaker is a great idea! Xx


well if he didnt ask for his bot bot every nighti iwould just throw away and hopefully he would forget, wish i did it sooner now LOL i was gonna at 18 mths but he copped a mental so i gave in LOL

thanks hun , i guess if he doesnt take it from ihs baker i will just have to keep perservering, not too worried now hes 2 tho!

LucyLucy
posted 8 years 9 months ago
i would ditch the bottle hes old enough for a beaker now, and bottles dont flatter a toddler.

so explain that you are taking the bot bot away and giving him a beaker/cup for his milk as hes a big boy now.

theres no need for big boys to have a bottle and if hes a good boy and takes the beaker for his milk at meal times or at nap times, maybe only keep the bottle for bed if if you have to keep it.

Wean him off it gently. But i think nows the time

Good luck

HayleyHayley
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Yes hun ur right Thankyou , altho i dont know if he yet understands the fact hes too old for it if u get me LOL, like if i said' ur a big boy now u cant have it' he will probably look at me like this Confused

soupsoup
posted 8 years 9 months ago
what bottles are you using ?

HayleyHayley
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Avent hunni

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 8 years 9 months ago
I use ther cow print ones for my two's milk (my daughter is 4 but I find it easier as first thing in the morning they drink it in our bed so less chance of spills).

I had a hard time get my daughter to drink from a cup/beaker. In the end we found she would hold it but not bring it to her lips, so we would put a straw into the hole in the top!

SAHMSAHM
posted 8 years 9 months ago


We used these with DS2, he was brestfed and I used these when giving juice or milk. They are nice b/c they have a soft spout and handles. I believe the tops will even work on your avent bottles Very Happy

HayleyHayley
posted 8 years 9 months ago
oh yes thankyou i forgot u can change the tops Thumbs Up

soupsoup
posted 8 years 9 months ago
when victor was 1 i got rid of all the teats and brought the green beaker top things for all his bottles


hope they work Thumbs Up

HayleyHayley
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Thanks huni need the luck Kiss

glowingsunglowingsun
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Some kids just take awhile longer to outgrow certain comforts. As long as he's not going to sleep with bottle in his mouth and he's using a sippy or other cups at other times, then I don't see a problem.
Everyone is right about brushing his teeth. But just becareful not to do that too often. Too much brushing can cause receding gum lines and tooth enamel erosion. Plus too much toothpaste is not good either.
twice a day is good enough for most people.

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