Milk is awesome
Milk is for bottles
Milk is for night
He will turn 2 at the end of September and I am concerned for his dental health (he also abhors tooth brushing). I feel I need to nightwean him from bottle nursing but I have no idea HOW to try to do this.
We have been through literally every brand/kind of sippy on the market, he will not take milk from a sippy. I have tried offering the bottle during the day for him to sip on, and he invariably ends up bottle nursing himself right into an unplanned nap (that only messes up his otherwise normal routine). He doesn't fall asleep b/c he's tired, the bottle nursing is just so soothing to him that it lulls him to sleep. That makes me feel guilty for trying to bottle wean him because he OBVIOUSLY really gets a lot of comfort out of bottle nursing. He will not suck on a paci. He throws them at my head when I try!
My desire to honor his needs for comfort sucking/nursing and to safeguard his dental health seem to be diametrically opposed.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to proceed? I have tried water in his bottles at night...those get tossed at my head in betrayed anger too...UGH!
(cross posted to my local group)