When do babies usually start holding their bottle?
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Heather - posted on 06/25/2009
My daughter is almost seven months and she just fed herself the other day! She put the bottle in her mouth when I reached down to put the nipple in her mouth and she held it there until the bottle was empty! Of course, it has it's repercussions because she's also learned that she can now throw the bottle on the floor when she's done!
Jackie - posted on 07/11/2009
My daughter is 8 1/2 months old and still won't hold her own bottle. I know she can do it, but she just won't. I try to put her hands around the bottle, but she just pulls her hands away. Ever since she was born when she has her bottle she always puts her hands over her eyes. She will hold her sippy cup.
Sarah - posted on 07/11/2009
my little boy is just over 5months .. he can't hold his bottle properaly yet .. puts hands around it but can't lift it to his mouth .. however he does quite well with sippy cups .. although most of the time he misses his mouth .. i think the handles help.
though he does like to grab and hold everything else
Diane - posted on 07/11/2009
My daughter didn't even try to hold her bottle on her own. At about 9 months we put her hands on the bottle and from then on she held it herself. My son who is 4 months has been trying to hold his bottle on his own for the past months or so. He doesn't have the cordination yet to do it well. But he's really been focused on mastering his hands. He practices getting his pacifier in his mouth and can get it ever once in awhile.
Brooke - posted on 06/24/2009
My daughter is 5 months and has been holding her bottle for about a month.. it doesn't matter the shape or size she knows what to do lol... if she drops it she starts talking or yells at me and I just pop it back in for her and she pushes me away again lol
Aimee - posted on 06/24/2009
ha! i was thinking the same thing today. my son is three months and has the ability to feed himself... but i dont think he even realizes he is. we put his hands up to the bottle and get him to hold it, then slowly pull our hands away. this works for about 10-20 seconds. haha
Tabetha - posted on 06/24/2009
My little girl just turned 3 months and has been grasping (putting her hands in position) since 10 weeks. She can hold the 6 oz. bottles now...but the 8 oz. ones are a little trickier. She can hold those for a little bit...as long as we are still kind of supporting it.
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