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needing a cup to go to bed mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
16th Jul '13

my son is almost 2 and a half. since he got of the bottle at 12 months hes never needed a sippy to go to bed. lately he wont go to bed unless he has one and he gets up once a night crying for juice. has anyone elses little ones gone through this. I am wondering if hes doing this cause i give his 10 month old brother a bottle when i lay him down and he still wakes up about 3 times a night for a bottle. any insights would be great.

B&V Nevada 424 posts
16th Jul '13

You're just going to have to stop. It's not good to have juice like that and when potty training starts soon it will be sooo much harder on you with accidents.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
16th Jul '13

My kids would like that, but I don't allow it, especially with juice. That's just asking for tooth rot.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21653 posts
status 16th Jul '13

We would give my LO water in a sippy for the longest time. Then when we potty trained I felt I had to stop it so instead I put a little dixie cup with water on top of his little bookshelf so if he is honestly thirsty he can get a drink.

And I only put water in his night sippy because of his teeth. Every now and then I would give him milk if it was a rough night but usually water.

B&V Nevada 424 posts
16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:</b>" My kids would like that, but I don't allow it, especially with juice. That's just asking for tooth rot."</blockquote>




Yes very bad..OP start with letting him keep the cup, it could be a comfort thing but give water. He will kick and scream but he will get over it in a few days to a week. It will be rough but in the end worth it.

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
16th Jul '13

We put DD to bed with a sippy cup with water until we started potty training. Sometimes she would cry for juice. We told her she only gets water, and she knows that. Now, she occasionally cries for water. We tell her she has to be a big girl and keep dry, so she can have water in the morning.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21653 posts
status 16th Jul '13
Quoting Subtle As A Hurricane:" We put DD to bed with a sippy cup with water until we started potty training. Sometimes she would cry ... [snip!] ... Now, she occasionally cries for water. We tell her she has to be a big girl and keep dry, so she can have water in the morning."


I always tell my LO that he can't have anything but water after we brush his teeth. That goes for food too, especially if he refuses to eat all his dinner.

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" I always tell my LO that he can't have anything but water after we brush his teeth. That goes for food too, especially if he refuses to eat all his dinner. "


Yup. Same here. Nothing but water after teeth are brushed.

MonkCakes 3 kids; Texas 20945 posts
16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" I always tell my LO that he can't have anything but water after we brush his teeth. That goes for food too, especially if he refuses to eat all his dinner. "</blockquote>




That's how it is here too! My kids have never gone to bed with cups tho that was just something I didn't want to start the ONLY time they get water in a cup is if they are sick with like high fever or throwing up/diarrhea

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
16th Jul '13

all i give him usually is flavored water and he brushes his teeth in the morning. also him and my 10 month old share a room so letting him cry is not the answer in this case. my 10 month old is a very light sleeper. he usually only takes a few sips and than goes right back to bed i think its more of a comfort thing than anything. just wanted to see if this happened to anyone else.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21653 posts
status 16th Jul '13
Quoting MonkCakes:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" I always tell my LO that he can't have anything ... [snip!] ... I didn't want to start the ONLY time they get water in a cup is if they are sick with like high fever or throwing up/diarrhea"


Mine just doesn't drink very much in general, and he would drink the most while laying in bed so I just went with it. It made me feel better. Now I still feel like he doesn't drink enough but I try to just offer it to him often and not worry too much about it. If we're outside and it's hot he'll drink a lot more and that's the most important.