How do you tell someone they have to give up drinking because it’s becoming a problem? It’s a hard one, especially when that someone is two years old and their drink of choice is milk. My friend raised this question in our mum’s group last week because her son was wetting through his nappies at night. He’s two and a half, has a bottles at bedtime and sometimes wakes for bottles too.
I wasn’t very helpful because we still give Henry a bottle before bed most nights. We know he could move on but we like giving him something on those nights when he doesn’t eat enough dinner, plus he sleeps for 12 solid hours every night and we don’t want to do anything to change that.
However, if you do want to take away a toddler’s bottles, how do you go about it? Do you make them go cold turkey or do you slowly wean them? Have you got any tips or interesting stories? Do share so I can pass on the sweet knowledge and help my friend out. Thanks!