my 2 year old still has a sippy cup before going to bed. This has been her routine when she was on bottles, and carried over to the sippy cup. Of course when she wakes up in the morning - her diaper is soaked through. Any advice on how to get her off the "bedtime" sippy. We usually eat at 5:30-6:00, and then she goes to bed about 7:30-8:00.
Have you tried only putting a little bit in the sippy? My DD also gets a sippy of water at night in her crib, but now I only put a little bit in it. Then when / if she wakes up at night for it, it is usually already empty. She'll still try to drink from it, but when she doesn't get anything she tosses it and goes back to sleep.
If it is just a sippy before bed time, try to wean her over to a big girl cup for a drink before bed time. We give our DD some swigs from a real cup before bedtime, then an almost empty cup in the crib.
I have the same issue with my 2 year old but it's chocolate milk he wants in his cup! Ugh....I think I'll try ra11en's suggestion. It sounds like it just might work! I can only hope.
You sound like a well educated person - and a great mom. We all are. Concerned about our kids and how everything we do and say can affect them in the future. But really, what are we worried about? If you are concern about you child's ears, then ask them to prop up on a pillow while they drink. My daughter just turned 3 and sipping on her milk calms her down and gets her ready for bed. I do ask her to take a sippy of water with her now so that she can rinse her teeth before she falls asleep. She was potty trained at 2 1/2 and rarely has an accident. She gets up at night and gets back to be herself. After she falls asleep I go in and take the sippy out of her bed so that she isn't drinking 'icky milk' in the morning. (because you know she would!) I understand all kids are different. But give it some time. She likes her milk at night - she is still a baby. Good luck...
Sorry Girls - I think I didn't explain my question to well. Lilly doesn't take a cup to bed with her. I give her one before we go to bed. My concern is that when we really start potty training - that she will have accidents at night becuase she drinks right before we go to bed. We have our sippy cup of milk, then read a book - and off to bed. When she gets up in the morning - her diaper is soaked!! I hate to eliminate the sippy at bed time, but i want her to feel sucessful by not having accidents when we begin potty training. Not sure if that makes more sense. I did just give her a few swallows of milk before bed last night, and then she woke up later and wanted more. She does go potty, but only when she feels like it. We haven't really started yet.
Thanks for all the replies!!
I wouldn't worry about it until you start potty training. My son drank before bed like that..he's 4 and still does and he's bee potty trained for over a year and a half. He's not had ONE accident at night (knock on wood lol) and he doesn't get up in the night to go either. As soon as he wakes up in the morning he goes straight to the potty lol Maybe it won't be an issue for your child either.
HI im new to this site. My name is Lisa and I am 20 years old with a 14 month old son. He actually just turned 14 months today (6/20!) neways ive been trying to get him off the bottle. okay wait lemme explain!!; Hes off the bottle and has his sippy cups and can drink from a reg glass too (but if we hold it from him) and he knows how to drink from a straw. He's been drinking from cup since he was atleast 8-10 months old!! But at night he can fall asleep without a bottle (btw i put whole milk in it he's been off formula since he was 11 months) Neways i'll put him to bed with out a cup or bottle of milk. in his sippy cup ill have water in it and he'll drink it for a lil bit then just tosses us n goes to bed! But he still wakes up in the middle of the night for his bottle. i know it is my fault cuz hes 14 months old and still has a night time bottle! but im DESPERTLY trying to stop him from that routine. I've made a bed time routine. bath between 8-8:30pm and let him play i even tried giving him his cup after his bathtime and let him play then i'll brush his teeth and lay him in bed with me and he just lays on the other side of the bed and puts himself to bed! i'll put him in his crib and then by the time im ready for bed he cries for his bottle. i even tried just letting him cry to put himself back to bed but it doesnt work. if i give him his fishy (he has a nemo stuff animal) he jsut throws it. i dont know what else to do. please help!
ok so Woratyla my son is the same way, we have bath then sippy of formula while i read to him then we brush his teeth then he goes to bed, and like you he wakes up SOAKED! i hate it cause you have to change sheets every day!! that gets old! but what ive been doing and its been working is cutting down on how much he's been getting, at first he was at 10 ounces with his bottle then 8 with sippy now we are down to 6ounces and he is still wet in the morning but not as bad and he is doing really good at it next week im gonna start 4ounces. i change about every 2-3 weeks or so, its gonna take time but then i know he will be used to it and it wont be an all of sudden change. but i hope maybe this will help you some. Good Luck
my daughter was the same way still had a sippy of milk at age 2 before we read stories every night. BUT i was preggo with #2 at the time so I felt I didn't want to make too many changes at that point but I did significantly reduce the amount I put in her cup to reduce night time peeing/soaking of diaper. I also found huggies nighttime diapers to be WONDERFUL! as for the sippy cup of milk she ended up weaning herself off of it (i know i am lucky) and doesn't need it anymore - she just turned 3 in April. So I say let it be for now and see how it goes.....kids outgrow stuff a lot of the times and later on you'll wonder why you stressed about it. LOL.