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battle between bottle and food
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battle between bottle and food

My son is 16 months old and still has a bottle when he first wakes up and before bed, but he has days where he only wants his bottle and not solids. Is it something i should be worried about and what can i do to stop him?
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It is not easy to have your child let go of the bottle. Try it in 2 steps. First step: Not giving him the bottle in the morning, instead give him a sippy cup with milk with the rest of breakfast. During the day for the rest of the meals, suggest only giving him solid foods at first and then add sippy cup with milk towards end of meal. He is 16 months and should be eating with his hands/spoon food cut up small. Step 2: When he finally does not have the morning bottle, you start to work in the night bottle. Suggest giving him a late snack/drink in Sippy cup, just before bed, and read to him while he is in bed. Hopefully the reading will make him go to sleep without using the bottle. It will take time. Hoped this helped you.
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