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OK my daughter is just over a year and she point blanks refuses a bottle (she was breast fed)

Any ideas what else I can try at bed time?

dholly39
22 days ago
What do you think of this?
garygemmell
garygemmell22 days ago

Dip the end of the bottle in icing sugar!

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
21 days ago

OK that's actually a brilliant idea! Thanks for the tip, il definitely try this

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garygemmell
garygemmell20 days ago

dholly39 Yeah sometimes suggestions from people who just have an idea and dont have kids works!

Still hoping for kids though i can dream...Sound like a bit of a nightmare though lol

😜

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garygemmell
garygemmell20 days ago

garygemmell Could also try a bit of Manuka honey - got to keep it healthy lol

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Lynibis
Lynibis20 days ago

Wow, sugar and honey, great way to start rotting their teeth while still in the cradle and develop a sweet tooth for life! Don't do it dholly39

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garygemmell
garygemmell20 days ago

Lynibis Cmon Lyn thats a bit OTT you need to be giving it to them every day for months - Besides you lose your baby teeth anyway!

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Lynibis
Lynibis20 days ago

garygemmell not at all OTT. Once a child tastes the sweetness on that bottle she will not take it without, in fact will probably stop sucking once the sweetness is sucked away. So in order for her to continue with the bottle she will want it every time. Once any child has a taste for sugar they begin to push away healthy food but see how quickly they will gobble dessert after refusing dinner. That is why so many kids are overweight and we have an obesity crisis. Sweets used to be a treat maybe once or twice a week, now kids eat them at least every day, sometimes more, and they will not stop once their baby teeth have gone, then it is a lifetime of fillings and toothache. Kids are not aware unless adults make them aware. Try to get kids to 3 or 4 without too much sugar and hopefully they will not develop a taste for it.

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garygemmell
garygemmell19 days ago

Lynibis Ok I dont have kids so I will go with your assessment of the effect presuming of course you have had kids! I get it and with the fact parents these days have no discipline in the household that probably makes what you say truthful - in my day you did what you were told or it was a smack or bed early lol

I was only trying to help!

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Lynibis
Lynibis19 days ago

garygemmell yes I had two boys, mischievous and spirited but disciplined as well as my husband was RN and I was ex WRNS. They are now in their 40s but I have 3 grandchildren too and for the last 9 years have worked with children in care. Studying their behaviour has been an eye opener. One of the conclusions I have come to is that children actually like having order and discipline in their lives, also routine.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig22 days ago

Will she drink from a sippy cup? If she drinks from a cup then just use that at bed time or try a bottle that has a more nibble like treat. Minbie bottles or Nuk bottles are good for that. Otherwise the only thing to do is persevere.

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dholly39
dholly39
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21 days ago

She drinks from a cup fine but won't use sippy cups sadly. I thought maybe one of those no spill baby cups.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig20 days ago

dholly39 yeah they are good, try one of the 360 miracle cups, they are brilliant. Also it's perfectly normal. My son loves his bottle, refused to drink from a sippy cup till he was 13 months. It was all about perseverance, kept offering it to him throughout the day, leaving it where he could see it and eventually he picked it up himself and drank from it.

She won't be used to the feel of a teat if breastfed, you could try buying a nipple guard and breastfeeding her whilst wearing it, then put the bottle in her mouth.

My son still wakes up loads in the night. It could be a number of things not connected to her feeds.

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston32722 days ago

try a sippy cup child freindly

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Lynibis
Lynibis22 days ago

My babies did not have bottles at that age and I am not surprised she refuses if she has been used to breast feeding. It is probably time for her to be drinking from a baby cup, try during the day and then give her bedtime drink in it too.

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Mummy18
Mummy1822 days ago

My little one has always been the same unfortunately. He drinks his morning milk from a sippy cup but I’ve still not managed to wean him off the breast for bed, I don’t even know where to start πŸ™ˆ

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dholly39
dholly39
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21 days ago

It's so difficult isn't it! She's having none of it!

I breastfed my other kids but neever had this problem.

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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

your health visitor would have recommended a sippy cup buy 12 months give it a try and breast before bed your child is still a baby and will need comforting

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dholly39
dholly39
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21 days ago

Thank you πŸ™‚ I was trying for bottle because she doesn't seem satisfied with her bedtime feed and seems to wake an awful lot still

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Ann1984
Ann198421 days ago

dholly39 hopefully she will take to one for you my 3 year old still loves a bottle and I will let her use it until she ready yep it's a comforter

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe4285722 days ago

This is perfectly normal so don't worry. I would suggest trying the nuby night and day pack of cups from boots (Β£6.99) or the munchkin or Nuby 360 cups. I bought a range of different cups and they were all refused at the start, now she'll use any. Good luck.

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dholly39
dholly39
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21 days ago

Thank you so much for the advise. I'm off out tomorrow to have a browse and grab a few bits to see what I can try. πŸ™‚

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe4285719 days ago

dholly39 good luck, it really does take time. I remember my eldest would only use the really cheap ones from the poundshop, they weren't the nicest looking ones but he liked it.

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