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Post by Jeannette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:36 am

When did you do it?

I was thinking about starting it in January, but everyone I talked to says to do it now. 16 months seems a little young...but I dunno?

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Post by LaDonna on Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:40 am

I tried at about 19-20 months..... it didn't work. I switched back within a week.

So I tried again at 2 years and that time it really took, she was ready for her big girl bed! Smile

I would try it too early..... because then it just causes a LOT of sleepless nights and frustration.

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Post by Jeannette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:41 am

Ya. Well, I figure, by January, he'll be....21 months. That will give me about 3 months to get him adjusted.

I'm planning on buying a twin bed and just getting the rail that they have at Walmart.

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Post by LaDonna on Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:44 am

I have two rails you can borrow! I will need them back eventually, but you can borrow them until he gets adjusted if you want! Smile Mackenzie doesn't even use hers anymore.... she used them for the first few months and then we took them down.

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Post by Jeannette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:06 am

That would be awesome! How do they work?

I think the one at Walmart just stuck in-between the box-spring and mattress

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Post by Liz on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:15 am

Rosemary is in a queen size bed (I know, she's spoiled). We never did the crib to bed thing because she never had a crib, but thise slidey-in between the mattress thingies work really good!
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Post by Jeannette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:17 am

See, Wesson sleeps really good. At about 9 o'clock, he usually falls asleep on the couch with a bottle. I pick him up, toss him in his crib, and voila!

OR...he'll be so tired and cranky that he'll just fall asleep.

I just don't know how long to wait!

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Post by Tate on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:18 am

We didn't switch Reese over until he learned how to climb out of his bed. He is now in a full size bed! He was probably...two when he started crawling out.

I am with LaDonna don't do it to early because he KNOWS he can get out of bed...and doesn't understand the concept of he has to stay in his bed even though he can get out. Just wait no reason to rush him...plus if you wait till closer to when the babies are born you can explain "Your not a baby anymore and you get to sleep in a BIG boy bed like big kids do, etc."

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Post by Liz on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:18 am

Doesn't hurt to try. Better to get him used to it now than fighting about it when the babies come!
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Post by Tate on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:21 am

...did I just read "a bottle"...

JEANNETTE he is ONE he shouldn't have a bottle anymore! Put that milk in a sippy girl!

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Post by Jeannette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:29 am

He's still taking the go&grow formula for now and weaning himself. He won't drink milk.

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Post by Liz on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:32 am

Does he drink it from a sippy cup or a bottle though?

Rosemary still wanted a nighttime bottle of milk until she was 1 1/2, maybe longer.
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Post by Tate on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:34 am

Yeah but he doesn't need to drink it out of a bottle. You really have to watch him going to sleep with a bottle because he could get bottle teeth rot since his teeth are already coming in unless your brushing his teeth after he drinks the milk.

When Reese turned one we would let him drink his milk out of a sippy cup instead of a bottle. But he never went to sleep drinking it he would drink it then I'd rock him to sleep.

I loved the nuk ones the cheap ones that have the soft nipples that are usually on the bottom shelf at walmart. It is still "nipple" like but not a bottle.

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Post by Liz on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:37 am

Those are the best sippy cups. They're like 96 cents or something like that. lol

Is he falling asleep with the bottle in his mouth?
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Post by Tate on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:39 am

I agree I loved those!

(Off topic but Missy is watching Gunner chew on a chew bone and she is so tired watching him she can't keep her eyes open LMAO but she won't lay down...she is basically sleeping sitting up!)

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Post by Liz on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:40 am

Fuuny pups! I want one. Sad
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Post by Tate on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:43 am

They can be pretty funny some times...other times I want to kill them lol

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Post by Jeannette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:47 am

Liz wrote:Does he drink it from a sippy cup or a bottle though?

Rosemary still wanted a nighttime bottle of milk until she was 1 1/2, maybe longer.

He's got a bottle. He's almost done with the one in the morning but it's more of a convenience. He drinks it on the ride to daycare and I get nice...peaceful...silence.

He doesn't fall asleep with it in his mouth, he just drinks it, finishes, sticks his pacifier in his mouth, and zonks out. lol

I don't do the whole teeth/bottle thing. My sis had a bottle til 3 and her teeth are straighter than mine!

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Post by Liz on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:48 am

lol We don't have fenced in yard. I really want one, even without having dogs. But if we did get a fence it would be more incentive to get a dog. I just don't know what my clinical schedule will be when I start the nursing program, so I don't want to get one then be a bad doggy mom. That's why cats are easier, but my husband didn't let me keep mine when we moved here. Sad
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Post by Kelly on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:51 am

have you tried putting milk in his bottles...or mixing the go and grow with milk instead of water? i agree on the nuk bottles kaylie was on them since she was 1 month old then i bought the small 4 oz bottles and gave that to her as a sippy until she was old enough to drink from the sippy cups that have a straw...but nuk does make different stages of sippys..you should check them out


oh and on the crib to bed thing....kaylie is still in a crib and she is 2 yrs 7 months....i said that i was gonna wait until she started to climb out of the crib but she has shown no interest in that she loves her crib. now im preggers with twins..im thinkin i might try to get her into a toddler bed im just worried that instead of sleeping she will want to play with all the drawers in her room and open the closet door and pull all of the stuff out ... idk what to do either
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Post by LaDonna on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:53 am

Jeannette wrote:That would be awesome! How do they work?

I think the one at Walmart just stuck in-between the box-spring and mattress

They are kind of a pain in the ass to install.... but yeah basically they have metal rods that lay flat under the mattress...... connecting the two together.

But the ones I have are nice because you can fold them down, which I like!

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Post by Jeannette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:58 am

Yep. He just looks at me like..."What the hell is this?" and chucks the bottle. Like, he won't drink it at all. I thought about maybe a little chocolate milk but I don't know that that'd be the best to start either... I got him a nuk sippy when he was younger. It was a 9-month one with handles? He sucks too hard when he drinks. The top part would fold in because of how hard he sucked. I buy the munchkin and nuby ones with the soft tip.

Wesson doesn't crawl out of his crib either. I still have another level I can take the crib down. He doesn't even try. He sleeps in a cot at daycare with no problem. I don't know. I guess I'll just wait until the house thing gets settled. We're buying before the end of the year so I can do it in December or January I guess...

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Post by Liz on Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:03 pm

Well just try to start with a little bit of milk, and work your way up to just straight whole milk. He'll have to do it eventually! lol
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Post by Jeannette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:05 pm

Ya... It's rough for me to force milk. I don't/won't drink it. lol

No one in my family does.

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Post by Liz on Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:08 pm

You communist. The whole lot of ya.

It is good for him though. Your pediatrician will give you the bad Mommy lecture, no matter how healthy he is! lol
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