when should I take my 15 month old off the bottle???

Carmen - posted on 01/22/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I can't remember how old my first daughter was when I took her off the bottle and moved her to sippy cups. My second daughter is 15 months and I just want to know when should I start taking her off the bottle? I have already reduced the amount of bottles I give her during the day, but I have increase the amount of fluids and regular food. Can anyone advise, plz.

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Meghan - posted on 02/11/2011

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My daughter is almost 16 months and she still has a bottle before nap and bedtime. We've reduced the amounts in the bottle, but my pediatrician told me that as long as they aren't going to bed with the bottle (which she was until a week ago) and as long as they aren't carrying it around in their teeth like a paci, then it won't harm their teeth development until the age of 3. So, I've slowly transitioned my daughter, and she has had a sippy since 6 months, but the bottle is her comfort. So, it's been hard for her. I say take your time and transition them slowly, 12 months isn't the magic age for all babies.

Jamie - posted on 02/09/2011

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My 16 month old son has been on a sippy cup since 10 months old... A soft sippy cup may make this transition a little easier but my son didnt mind at all! Also if your daughter has any teeth yet giving her a bottle can seriously damage the outcome of her smile and quality of her teeth. I believe strongly that after 1 year old babys should be given a cup instead of a bottle, may upset her at first but as we all know, they easily get over it! good luck.

Tamie - posted on 02/06/2011

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My daughter was 12 months and a couple weeks when we finally found a sippy that she loved..But now they have these Sippy cups that are called tummy ticklers have apple juice in them with Princess on them or trucks and Superman for boys that my daughter loves now..alot of the shape of a bottle with a spill proof top..ya its 3 dollars and only works for like a week of constant use..but something i woulda tried when trying to Get Skylee off the bottle

Sarah - posted on 02/02/2011

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All children should be completely done with a bottle around a year. The reason for that has to do with how they suck on it and the way their teeth develop. "They" say it can mess up the way their teeth come in, form, etc. I would suggest doing it as soon as possible. I have 4 children and they were all off before a year; 6-10 months depending on the child. If she's really attached to her bottle, I would suggest starting with a soft sippy top since it is similiar to a bottle; my children loved to chew through them though the second they got teeth!! If she can do a straw, you could try those. Otherwise you'll have to do a hard-top cup. Even if you do a soft one, she should eventually be moved to a hard one unless you switch to a "cup" early. One thing I did to help with the transition was only offer water in the bottle since they didn't really like water. This forced them to get used to the cup if they wanted any milk or juice. I hope this helps!!

TaKara - posted on 01/30/2011

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We got rid of the bottle at about 10 and half months and had no issues with (we also do not have a paci). I suggest making sure that she is comfortable with a sippy cup. We introduced a sippy around 6 months old. I only have one child and am not an expert on the subject but I would think that if you allow your child to have the bottle for to long that it would be harder to get rid of it.

Tricia - posted on 01/27/2011

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Also, I should mention that my girls have no attachment at all to a soother, so I do not push the bottle issue yet, they are afte all only 15mths old.. still young I think :-)

Bottles that they hold pre- sleep times I think is ok still

Amber - posted on 01/27/2011

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I stopped my son at right around a year. He is almost 16 months now and don't even think about the bottle any more. I started out useing a soft tip sippy cup that way he still kind had that bottley feel and i reduced the bottles and did half and half (bottle to sippy) then slowly moved him to more big boyish sippys and took out the bottle all together. He didn't have a problem with the trasistion with that as much as me taking the binky away this past month. Hope everything goes well for you..Good Luck!

Tricia - posted on 01/26/2011

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my daughters are 15mths old and get both still. sippy cups after meals and a bottle at naps and bedtime. I have reduced the amount of milk in the bottles, but i am in no hurry to completely take the bottle away. They are comfortable with both cups and bottles and I am ok with that for a while longer :-)

Danielle - posted on 01/26/2011

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My son stopped getting his bottle at 10 months. The trick is to find a sippy cup they really like. My son loves the straw ones, so we just replaced his bottles with those.

Jenn - posted on 01/23/2011

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My son's pediatrician said at one year to be rid of it. I stopped formula/bottles at 11.5 months. My babysitter's daughter, who is 2, still gets a bottle and a pacifier. It's up to the parent, I guess.

Tammi - posted on 01/23/2011

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I think it is all up to you and your child to decide. My son is almost 15 months and I have done the same thing...reduced the amount of bottles. It took me a long time to find the right sippy cup for him. I think you just gradually take away bottles until there are no more.

Jenny - posted on 01/23/2011

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My son came off his bottle when he just turned a year, he's 15 months now and has never looked back. He loves his sippy cup and has never seemed bothered that i got rid of his bottle. It did take me a while to find a sippy cup that he really liked though. I really think it's up to you and your daughter when you move on from bottles. She might suprise you and come off them with no problems. Good luck x

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