We are the same, My daughter now 24 months stopped having a bottle at about 17 months, she now has about 140mls of warm milk in a beaker during her bed time story. 3 reasons for us, 1. comfort, 2. she has an early tea at nursery so by 7pm she's peckish and thirsty 3. a chance for a bit more or the white stuff...they can never have enough. As far as giving it in a bottle as soon as she was on cups during the day we just started using them at bedtime...I saw no difference really and neither did she.
My guess would be one thing at a time. If your in the throws of potty training and it's going well, I might not change anything else yet. It could put her potty success back weeks.
I tend to give JT water through the day, the only milk she has is at bed time and it's unlimited. I'm lucky with her, shes far more interested in the milk than what it comes in! If she was bothered I might talk about how Big Girls have their milk in a cup...perhaps go out together and choose a new milk cup especially for bed time. I give JT her milk to drink whilst reading her bedtime story - this might distract you daughter enough not to care if she's having a cup instead. It could be that she enjoys the quiet cuddle she gets with her bottle and this helps her to settle better. Try giving her the cuddle time and sing or talk about what she's done that day.
Just some radom thoughts.
hi tinker. thanks for the advice. well since i last wrote on here we seem to have cracked the dummy partly. she is a big girl now and has her dum dum in her pocket until she goes to bed. she has been falling asleep in the day without it. so she has come along really well. she wasn't having her dummy all the time but i found when she goyt tiered she would lol around on the floor with it. now she asks for "tea" when she is tired (milk!) and she sits on her beanbag and drinks her milk until she falls asleep.
i did try to drop the lunch milk but she really likes it so suppose thats good for her. and i tried her with milk in a cup but she really wasn't keen. will go look for a cup which feels like a bottle at the weekend and see if that helps. i do tend to read her a book or cuddle before bed but she seems to understand more now so am hoping if i try to encourage the cup more she will finally begin to understand. but at the end of the day its not harming her and she is such a happy child. as long as she is happy and healthy thats all i care about. xxx
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