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How to put 12month old to sleep HanaK 1 child; Tennessee 966 posts
10th Jul '13

dd just turned 12months last Saturday.
She usually nurses to sleep whenever she's taking a nap or bedtime.
There is no way I can put her to sleep unless she's latched on.
I was yesterday my mom was watching her for 1hour half, dd was tired buy woulda go to slp w her, soon as I came home she got on boob and went to sleep.



I have to work in aug.... So I need her to go to sleep w/o the boob.
Any advice? And I'm slowly giving her almond milk...
I think she likes eating till she falls asleep?



She can't really drink the milk w the sipping cup bc the nipple isn't soft like te breast nipple. She's never drunk bm from bottle just frm boob.
Please help idk what to do



I just need my mom to b able to put her to sleep while I'm gone




I already put back work and school the first year I don't want to push it back any longer

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
10th Jul '13

They make sippy cups with a silicon top, kind of like a bottle nipple, to help transition from a bottle to a sippy cup. Have you tried those?

HanaK 1 child; Tennessee 966 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laneys*Mama:</b>" They make sippy cups with a silicon top, kind of like a bottle nipple, to help transition from a bottle to a sippy cup. Have you tried those?"</blockquote>




Are you talking about the nuk one it's like a sippu cup but its plastic top? I don't really like that bc the air from the nipple squeezes together and makes it hard for dd to suck out of it
I have to open the bottle and stuff to get the air back in

Steph{♥T&A♥} 2 kids; Arkansas 1893 posts
10th Jul '13

Giving her milk in a cup for bed is a bad idea anyway because then it'll sit on her teeth and they will get cavities, whether it's almond milk or not. So if you do give her a cup at night, you might want to make sure it's water.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting HanaK:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laneys*Mama:</b>" They make sippy cups with a silicon top, kind ... [snip!] ... nipple squeezes together and makes it hard for dd to suck out of it I have to open the bottle and stuff to get the air back in"


I think that was the name of it, I'm not sure.
DD only used those for about a week before she went to the hard top so I didn't really have issues with them. :?
I agree with the cup at bed thing Steph said though. I would find a way to get her to sleep without a cup. DD takes a cup to bed, and she absolutely will not sleep without it. She's almost 2 and IDK how to break her of it without us all being sleepless and miserable :(

HanaK 1 child; Tennessee 966 posts
10th Jul '13

So how can I put her to sleep? Well how can my mom or whoever watches her put her to sleep???

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7693 posts
10th Jul '13

My mom jut rocks dd when she watches her. It can take a long time but dd will go to bed without nursing if someone other than me rocks her.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
10th Jul '13

The easiest way for us with DD was to put her in a quiet room by herself and close the door.
She never went to bed with a bottle or cup until we were in a tricky living situation and she had to share a room with me. That's the ONLY way she would sleep. I just don't have the patience to deal with trying to break her of it right now with everything I have going on in my life.



I hope you find a way without a cup, because breaking them of taking a drink to bed with them when they get older is hard.