Anyone else have a LO that won't hold their bottle??

Megan - posted on 07/28/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old little girl refuses to hold her own bottle!! She's so funny she'll grab it & examine every inch of it but will NOT hold it. She just cries until we put the bottle in her mouth & then she just spreads her arms out & relaxes. It's the funniest thing, but i was just curious if anyone else's LO does this too. My 4yr old was the same way she was walking before she decided to hold her bottle while she drank. She would carry & hold it but when it cames time to drink it she refused



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Kimberly - posted on 08/06/2009

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My son likes his bottle propped by a blanket when is in the car seat waiting for us to walk out the door other wise he wants me to hold it while his head is against my breast because he is a supplement feeder so when he is taking a bottle he still needs to be close to my breast like when he is breast feeding

Emily - posted on 08/06/2009

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My daughter refuses to hold her bottle too. I thought it was just me, but a few people I have spoken to have had the same trouble. I'm not too worried as I know she will do it in her own time. She is also hapy to investigate it but is lazy when it comes to feed time lol!

Cara - posted on 08/05/2009

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My daughter will only hold her bottle if she is laying down on the ground. If you hold her, she will put her hands on it, but if you let go it drops out. She does well with the sippy cup. She has a hard time drinking from it, but she holds it very well. I'm not too worried about it, I like helping her eat. I breastfed her for almost 5 months and when I had to go to formula and bottles, it broke my heart. I love watching her eat when I hold her. It's still our big bonding time.

Kristin - posted on 08/05/2009

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I am having the exact same issues with my little girl. SHe will scream for it and as soon as she sees me preparing it she wants it but refuses to hold it on her own.

Maria - posted on 08/05/2009

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My son was holding his bottle when he was 5 months old now he refuses to hold it himself, if you try to put his hands on the bottle he will not let you. Sometimes if i hold the bottle so he can see it he will reach for it and grab it and hold it for a little while.

Jess - posted on 08/04/2009

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hey my little girl is the same! she will hold it but then just thinks its a game and plays with it rather than drinking it... usually resulting in milk evey were! but the funny thing is she will hold her water drink! i started thinking she just thinks when it time for proper bottels its mums job to hold it not mine! ha ha. its not all bad its a great excuse to just sit down and have a few quiet moments with you bub befor the crazy world of mums starts again...

Heather - posted on 08/03/2009

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My LO is the same way and I don't push her to hold it and I didn't with my other two either. Here is why...my Dr suggested it because if she is always holding the bottle that makes it hers which can make it harder to stop using the bottle. Where as if you have it he/she looks at it like it is yours so no big deal if the baby doesn't have it anymore. With the older I had no problem switching. I hope this is helpful insight to actually making things easier in a few months when it is time for the bottles to go

Akvile - posted on 08/03/2009

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My son is 9 months now, but he still doesn't hold his bottle or drink from any cups exept bottles (even water or juice). This is not good for teeth. Any tips mums? Thanks ;)

User - posted on 08/03/2009

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my baby is 8 months old and i honestly have never even thought of trying to make her hold her own bottle yet LOL. I have seen her try to do it but i doubt shes getting anything really out of it. With my other daughter who is now 3 years old i held her bottle for her forever and she started just doing it herself by the time she was like almost 1 years old. To me it is not a big deal to hold their bottle for them since they are only babies for only a short time. Hope this helps :)

Yaneliz - posted on 08/02/2009

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well my baby is 8 months and 2 weeks old and she wont hold her own bottle either. However she loves to hold her sippy cup and drink water from it. She also eats cookies and those graduates snacks with her hands (mind you she has no teeth)... It is super funny she won't hold her bottle and puts her arms out and just relaxes....

Stacey - posted on 08/01/2009

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my daughter knows how to drink out of the sippy cup but she doesnt know how to tilt it up yet when she gets close to the bottom. hopefully will be something she learns and soon lol

Cathy - posted on 08/01/2009

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My daughter is very similar. She can hold her bottle but chooses not to and when she does she winds up just throwing it or flinging it. She plays with it basically but won't drink out of it by herself. My daughter isn't a cuddler either while she is drinking. Gets way too distracted and she fidgets a lot and prefers to sit up. As for the sippy, she will pick up the ones with the handles and knows that it goes in her mouth but that is about it. She won't really actually drink anything out of it most times. She is not a fan of water or juice. Glad to know she isn't the only one.

Megan - posted on 07/31/2009

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Sabrina hasn't mastered the sippy cup either..she has no interest in it..lol..not even the ones wih handles..i'm glad i'm not the only one here..lol. i don't mind it except that she doesn't really cuddle she likes to sit up & look around which makes for a messing & frustrating feeding..haha..oh well when she's ready she'll do it on her own :) thanks for the posts though..i've enjoyed reading everyone's

Sara - posted on 07/31/2009

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Emily won't hold her own bottle either because she doesn't understand that she has to tilt it upwards to get the formula. To be honest, we haven't really been trying to get her to do it. Like someone else said, it's our cuddle time so I enjoy holding it for her. I think also that for her to actually be able to do it, she needs to be laying almost flat and I prefer her to be sitting up a little.
She does get everyday practice with her sippy cup but she hasn't mastered that yet either.

NIKKI - posted on 07/31/2009

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IM going through the same exact thing with my daughter!!!! lol she will hold everything and anything eles....she can even drink and hold the sip cup at dinner but no bottle lol im glad to hear someone eles deals with this because all my gfs never heard of an 8 month old not wanting to... take care.

Stacey - posted on 07/30/2009

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my daughter does that too shed rather me prop it or something but she will hold it but if she holds it she will just chew on the nipple unfortunately i dont have an answer to help you but if someone could help me as well that would be great

Becky - posted on 07/30/2009

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Marcus will hold his bottle but not drink from it. He shakes it in and out of his mouth making a big formula mess all over.

Kattie - posted on 07/29/2009

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My daughter will hold a sippy cup, but she's not so good with the bottle. She usually wants to smack her bottle to make noises. She also likes to chew on the bottom of it. I am not worried, though, because that is our cuddle time.

Abbey - posted on 07/28/2009

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Ours is just starting to hold it sometimes, but only from the end where he can grip the edge. We use drop ins. But he will use a sippy cup, if you can teach your LO to drink from that you can start putting milk in there too. There are soft nipple sippy cups that are like bottle nipple.

Kristina - posted on 07/28/2009

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mine tries to she will hold it and put it in her mouth but she wont tip it back... so she doesnt actually drink it on her own

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