how old did you stop giving you baby a bottle?

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Mary - posted on 01/30/2012

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It will be over soon she will forger the bottleand eveything will be fine . I let my daughter have a bottle too long and it caused problems with her teeth . But there would have been problems any way . You just never know the right thing to do with children all we can do is learn from ther peoples mistakes

Mary - posted on 01/30/2012

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It will be over soon she will forger the bottleand eveything will be fine . I let my daughter have a bottle too long and it caused problems with her teeth . But there would have been problems any way . You just never know the right thing to do with children all we can do is learn from ther peoples mistakes

Mary - posted on 01/30/2012

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It will be over soon she will forger the bottleand eveything will be fine . I let my daughter have a bottle too long and it caused problems with her teeth . But there would have been problems any way . You just never know the right thing to do with children all we can do is learn from ther peoples mistakes

Silver - posted on 01/29/2012

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Just last week, actually.. and my daughter is 23 months old.... My husband and I went cold turkey on her and she cried really hard the first day but she can fall asleep without it, which is a miracle. She refuses to drink any type of milk from any type of container. I have a feeling she's boycotting milk until she gets her bottle back which won't happen. I tried giving her chocolate milk but she pushes it away with such fury. I feel bad for allowing her to be on the bottle for as long as I have but it soothed her at bed time. She takes a LOT longer to fall asleep than she used when she was using the bottle, which sucks... I just wish I didn't have the guilt of keeping her from what she really wants and at the same time,.. that guilt of letting her use the bottle up until now... It's a double edged sword.... I think... we'll be fine soon!!

Danielle - posted on 01/27/2012

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My son stopped taking a bottle at 12 months when he stopped getting formula. Something that worked for us was that his bottle was never a "comfort" item. It never went to bed with him. When he ate, he ate. Thats it. We went to sippy cups at 12 months and never had a problem because the bottle was never a comfort item to him.

Rachael - posted on 11/10/2011

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My son was a little older than two. We have never had any problems with his teeth or mouth in general being affected. I always brushed his teeth, tongue, and gums twice a day to keep his mouth clean. We always used bottles with whole milk. If they need the comfort of a bottle, my opinion is to give it to them.

Ashley - posted on 11/08/2011

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My daughter is three and was off the bottle around age 1. She got a cold, and couln't breathe while she drank her bottle and gave it up. All kids are different, but be careful waiting too long because it affects their teeth, as well as the binky ..

Tara - posted on 10/30/2011

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We started giving our little guy milk with formula in his bottle at about 11 months, and then we gave him sippies only starting on his first birthday :)

Shannon - posted on 10/24/2011

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my daughter is 10 months old and only gets 2 bottles a day. 1 bottle once she wakes up and the morning and 1 bottle the 1st time I put her down for bed. I started doing this close to 9months old and when she eats food I give her watered down sugar-free juice

AMANDA - posted on 10/22/2011

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Weaned my daughter off the bottle shortly after her 1st birthday. She was a little whiney the first week but after that we had absolutely no problems. She never was a big binky user either. So never had big issues weaning her off off anything.

Kylie - posted on 10/19/2011

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Hi Nolly, regular cos'w milk before bed at 3 isn't a problem, only if they are drinking it in bed because then it can sit in their mouths and cause decay! And maybe try a 'big girl' cup to stop any possible teeth problems :)

All 3 of my kids were off the bottle at 12 mo. They had experienced water from sippy cups beforehand so it wasn't a big deal to put the milk in there too.

Nolly - posted on 10/13/2011

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My daughter stopped having a bottle at about 12 months (teat one) but she's still having a sippee cup with milk before bedtime and now she's 3 years old not sure how to stop that. But sometimes I think that it doesn't matter and she'll give it up on her own eventually... what do you think?

Mary - posted on 10/03/2011

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About a year old they can handle a sippy cup then you take the bottle . If you don't it becomes a battle and is harder to get away from some children . They will not want to eat only a bottle .

Shana - posted on 04/23/2010

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My 18 month old started winging himself off the bottle at 9 months, he would only take it at bed time or when he first woke up. On thanksgiving day 2009 (he was 13 months) he gave up his bottles all together. He has never looked back.

Larissa - posted on 04/23/2010

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My son weaned himself off the bottle at 9 months durring the day by 10 months the bedtime bottle was gone :) He never had anything but formula in his bottle so it wasnt much of an issue he doesnt even get a sippy for naps n bed just takes it for meals and sips her and there throughout the day.

Heather - posted on 04/18/2010

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I gave my son a bottle up till he turned 16 months then i bought soft spout sippy's from walgreens they were 3 for $5. he loves them. and lately he's been going down without a sippy at all and sleeping thru the night.

Penny - posted on 04/18/2010

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the cow print cup is what got my son to switch theyre really cheap aswell from asda. x

Tammy - posted on 04/18/2010

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katy was 15 months, i think she was ready sooner, we started giving her milk in 'her cow cup' a sippy cup with cow print design that is just for milk, she thinks its a treat because its different to her other beakers and she still gets milk in her diet, tammy. x

Sheryl - posted on 04/17/2010

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My 18mth old is happy to have a sippy cup durning the day but likes to have a bottle for bed, i only give her on milk bottle to go to sleep and if she wakes durning the night i will only give her water to try get her off the bottle. It is my almost three year old that will not give up the bottle. she will not have it at day care or at nannas, but when she is at home its all she wants i try to be strong and only give her a sippy cup, and she throws a tantrum, but i give in at night and let her have a bottle for bed, but i do the same for her and try to only give one milk bottle then water so she stops wanting the bottle. She was real bad at taking her sisters bottle and drinking it. We are only having sippy cup durning the day i am throwing all the bottles (but 2) out.

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My 18mo is the youngest of 3 children, so naturally I did with this one what I did with the others. Dr told me no bottle after 1 year, so I started with one sippy cup a day with whole milk and each week added another one until no more bottle. About 2 mo ago I started giving her 1/2 water 1/2 juice, she really likes that:-) With all 3 kids I never had any problems once the bottle was gone.

Jessica - posted on 04/17/2010

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i had all three of my boys off a bottle by 12 months. at first i tried the slowly weaning them and it didn't work I had to completely take the bottle away because they wanted it all the time. It worked great they were a little grumpy at first but then they wouldn't have nothing to do with a bottle.

Brittany - posted on 04/16/2010

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i started trying my son on soft nippled sippys at 9 months, because i had saw that they had sippys for 8+ months, so i figured id try it out. & by 10 months he didnt want anything to do with his bottles. but it was very easy for me to change from bottle to sippy, since he never got put down in his bed with a bottle. & he seemed to like the sippy better than his bottle.

Shoshana (Meddie) - posted on 04/16/2010

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We weaned our son at 9 months old, he never took a pacifier either so he just took the cup and went with it. He enjoyed the straw cups, so it was very easy. But every child is different.

Megan - posted on 04/16/2010

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Bottle was gone at 12mo. First gave them milk in a sippy cup with a nipple top and then after a few weeks they wanted a regular big boy/girl cup!

Trisha - posted on 04/15/2010

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we weaned our daughter at 12 months per our doctor's advice. she took to it right away. Never protested once!

Tiffany - posted on 04/15/2010

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Our son had a sippy cup with juice/water at 6 months and at 9 months I started using sippy cups for formula. In experience from family and daycare it's the older they are the harder it is to break them of the bottle!!!

Katie - posted on 04/15/2010

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My daughter is 18 months and has only recently given up the bedtime bottle. She self weaned off the other milk feeds around 9 months and has been having juice since then. We just kept offering her milk in different cups 'til we found one that worked, it took a few days of her refusing any milk at all for her to realise that the bottle wasn't coming back! She's absolutely fine now; just do it whenever your baby is ready.

Ileea - posted on 04/14/2010

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i give her water in a sippy cup during the day; she only gets a bottle with milk at nap and bed time.

Crystal - posted on 04/14/2010

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I took my sons bottle away a week before his first birthday. One morning I put his formula in a sippy cup with the soft rubber mouth piece & offered it to him when he woke up. It took a few tries but he picked up on it & only asked for his bottle a couple times after that (he never got it back though). We've been bottle free since!

Angela - posted on 04/14/2010

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My daughter was completely weaned by 9 months. My son was also weaned by 8-9 months. Not a big deal for them, they didn't care as long as they had something to drink.

Penny - posted on 04/14/2010

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they advice to be weaned off by 12mnths completely cuz of the effects that a bottle causes that you cant see now but maybe a problem when older. im a dental nurse and you can tell if a child has been on a bottle long term, often worsened if juice was given in a bottle. but im sure everyone has heard this before so im not going to waffle unless u want me to lol. xxx

Taron - posted on 04/13/2010

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8 3/4 months. She aways wanted juice so we would put juice in a sippy cup... if she wanted her bottle it was milk. Similar with going from the straw/sippy cups to a regular cup when she was around 11/ 12 months. She wanted to drink from a regular cup and not a sippy anymore but she doesn't like water, so if she wants a regular cup she can only have water.

Tiffany - posted on 04/13/2010

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my daughter never had a bottle. i breastfed for her first year. i started giving her a sippy cup with water like her doctor told me i could. she moved up to bigger sippy cups on her own. by one year she weaned herself off of breastmilk and i just started giving her a cup of whole milk in the morning. her doctor said by this age they don't need a lot of milk. just 3 sources of calcium a day. it can come from other dairy products like yogurt and cheese. i give her string cheese for snacks some times. and only water before bed if she's thirsty.

Penelope - posted on 04/13/2010

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My daughters Dr wanted her off bottles at her 15 month check. We just let her have one at noon for her nap and let her have a sippy cup in the crib with her. I don't see a problem with her having a bottle, she does fine without it! She liked to have it when she was getting her molars in since the nipple would reach back there she would chew on it.

Laura - posted on 04/13/2010

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My 17 month old still has a bottle at bedtime, and occasionally at naptime in the day, i think i will try to wean her off them by the time she is 2

Penny - posted on 04/12/2010

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never gave juice/water in a bottle, offered in a cup only. 12mnths for milk at nap and bedtime. the sooner the better i think

Ileea - posted on 04/12/2010

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mine is 18mo and her DR says we need to stop bottles and giving her anything but water before bed, to keep her teeth strong. i think she is ok and not sure if i am going to follow the DR's advice

Laura - posted on 04/12/2010

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My daughter self-weaned from a bottle to a sippy a few weeks ago and she's 18-months-old. One of my friends sons is still on a bottle at 2 years. It all depends on your child.

Lena - posted on 04/11/2010

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We still give our twins bottles. Morning, before afternoon nap and before bed. It works for us so I am not in a hurry to change. When we eliminate one it will probably be the afternoon bottle.

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