Like pp we also have a night time routine since he was 8-9 months old... He drinks his 8oz of milk - brushes his teeth.. goes potty on the potty - changes to his pj and off to bed. Nothing from then to the next morning... Usually in the middle of the night he wakes up but never asks for anything.. we have offered him milk and water when he was sick with cold or fever - he would reject either outright.. Now with DD i am nursing her everytime she wakes up and usually she goes back to bed... will have to be careful now that her bottom two teeth just cut through!
Bunch of Joy!!
8/25/08 3:32 P
DS has a straw cup with water in it and he takes it to bed with him. He sometimes cuddles with his cup intesad of his blanket or stuffed monkey! He doesn't ever have anything else in it other than water at bedtime, and he usually doesn't finish it because it's a big cup. So I don't need to re-fill it for him.
8/25/08 1:43 P
No night time sippy's here either. Last liquid of the day is around 7 - 7:30 pm with his evening snack (and it's milk). He gets a bit of water when he brushes his teeth but that's it. He never asks for it at night (then again, he does not wake up either).
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#2 Niamh Aubrey
8/25/08 9:37 A
We don't offer any sippies after he has his last glass of milk an hour before bedtime. It's a routine because we brush our teeth and he gets a diaper change (if needed) then goes to bed. Not sure if we just got lucky that he doesn't ask for a nighttime drink.
Katherine & Jacob
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8/25/08 8:54 A
If you give LO a sippy all at once and they drink it quickly then its not *as bad* as if they take sips all night long. It's constant exposure to sugars (milk or juice) that causes decay. Same consequences if LO sips all day long on sugars.
ETA: as for watered down juice, that really doesn't matter, it's still sugar. The best thing you can do is have your LO drink water after drinking sugary things. Then the water washes away *some* of the sugar.
Speaking of sugary drinks. I was watching the TODAY show a few weeks ago (I think it was the TODAY show) and they had a few professionals on there talking about juices correlation to childhood obesity. You know how they say too much juice leads to over weight children? Well, these Dr's and other people were saying that that report was put out by the milk companies and that's its not true IF you give your child 100% juice with no added sugar (which Juicy Juice and other kids juices are), that they are more prone to be overweight. They've been comparing groups of children that drink little juice to kids that drink a lot of juice. It showed no sign of kids that drank more juice to be overweight. I just thought that was sort of interesting. (who knows maybe those people work for the juice companies :))
Edited by: _RENEE_ at: 8/25/2008 (09:04)
DS: Anderson 9-28-06
DS: Maguire 01-11-10
8/25/08 8:32 A
We don't leave sippy cups in the crib with him for the same reason the PP just mentioned. My cousin's teeth rotted out because of taking milk to bed.
ETA: If you want to transition her off milk or juice altogether, water it down a little at a time and over a couple weeks or a month, you could probably get her to just water.
Edited by: KYOAKSLUV at: 8/25/2008 (08:33)
8/25/08 7:19 A
well milk and juice are bad they say during the night. The sugars in both settle and can cause cavities...I taught pre-school and had a little girls who was just 3 yrs, and her teeth were so rotten that she had to get work done on them and be put under for it, so i guess our LO's fussing over not wanting water is better than that happening. I try to leave a sippy of water in James crib but he throws it out of the crib, he hates anything in his crib
James Edward born Sept 17 7lbs 8oz 20 inches long...first baby.
Amy, mommy to James
8/25/08 12:25 A
Was just wondering what u ladies were giving ur LO's in their sippy cups at night?? and do u refill it during the night??
Sarah usually has milk, some nights she will have watered down apple juice. She usually will wake up during the night also and sing out for juice(which is milk or juice).
If I try to give her water at night she will not drink it and puts up a fuss.
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