My lil' man is only 19mths but I feel the through the night bottle is to come of his routine now a days...
When i had his check up on his 18mths review i spoke with the nurse who gave the following suggestion...
lets say your child has 250ml when waking during the night
each night reduce the amount by either 10-20ml
slowly this should ween your child of the bottle. ive started this method and it seems to be working. he is down to 100ml now..... they say they only want this cause their body is routinely asking for it... like ours asks for lunch, dinner or breakfast at a specific time.
I dont like the crying method i feel horrible doing that, but dont judge or think bad of anyone who does do it.... some things work for some and some things work for others i guess.
hope it helps good luck i let you know how i go if it is a complete success or not
NSW, 17mth boy, 5 & 6 girls