at what age do you take away the bottle?
Jessica - posted on 04/29/2010
Kiernan started to use a sippy cup at 10 months and by 11 months thats all he used I think partially because I refused to give him anything but milk and water in his bottle and once he started usin the cup only milk so if he wanted water or juice it was in a sippy cup.
Ashley - posted on 04/29/2010
My doc said 1 year, I let it go until 18 months cause my guy was so stubborn. I was really hard. Finally, we had him throw all his bottles in the trash, and take the trash out to the big trash with his dad. Then it was about 3 days of cranky fussy baby. After that, no big deal. He did seem to substitute the sippy for the bottle, though, and stopped drinking milk - my doc said just make sure he gets 3 dairy a day (yogurt, cheese, etc.).
Felicia - posted on 04/28/2010
try a different type of sippy. when my son was 6 months i started taking him of the bottle with juice in a cup. he wasent thrilled about it untill he was almost 1 year, then i found the sippys with soft tops that kinda feel and look like nipples on a bottle,and he loved it! now hes almost 3 and he likes the hard top sippies so maybe u just gotta find the right cup for her.
Jackie - posted on 04/28/2010
we started occasional sippy cups around 7-8 mos or so, I breastfed until 12 mos so she only had bottles while i was at work...but some of those were replaced with sippy cups around 10 mos or so I think. 1 week after her b-day all the bottles were packed away (only waited that week b/c it was Christmas and i lost track of time =), lol)
Kimberly - posted on 04/27/2010
I'm not worried about taking my 16mo. old's bottle away...I'm not seeing what harm it's doing (after some research). I'm sure she will decide on her own when she doesn't want it anymore. If she doesn't, I'll take it away by the first grade ;)
Erika - posted on 04/27/2010
We started working ont his around 12 months - and by 13 she was off of it. She did still have her binky until around 19 months because we went on a cross country trip right before then, and I wanted her to be able to use it to help her ears during the flights.
Ashley - posted on 04/27/2010
I've always heard that you should wean your child off the bottle around age 1. At my sons 9month appt, the dr told me I could go ahead & start giving him a cup (which he was already drinking out of by that time). I got my son off the bottle a week before he turned 1. What worked for me was a sippy with a straw. He uses the munchkin kind. You may have to mix milk & formula at first bc my son wouldn't drink whole milk by itself. I mixed a little formula with his milk & slowly decreased the amount of formula, until he would finally drink whole milk by itself. Good luck!
Terrie - posted on 04/27/2010
my daughter is 10 months and I give her a sippy during the day and her bottle before bed and when she wakes up, our doctor said that by 1 year they need to be off the bottle completely, she told us to start swtiching the bottle with a sippy at 9 months.
try to give her a sippy or a favorite toy carry around during the day instead of a bottle... so far it's working for us.. Good Luck!
Stevie - posted on 04/27/2010
6 months we gave our son his first sippy at 3 months just cuz we saw them and wanted to get one he did really good with it too but we werent switching right them and then at 6 months he stoped wanting the bottle pretty much and he was already threw all the nipple stages and wasnt happy so we ust took it away and he has been on a sippy since then by the age of 2 we are aiming for him to be on a regular cup with no lid or anything so far everything has been great with transitioning i find that 6 months is a great age cuz its still a bit to early to really be attached to their bottle they cant even say baba or anything really some can i guess but i think before they can talk some words or really know is a great age didnt phase our little boy one bit he is 17 months now soon to be 18 still doing great
Eugenia - posted on 04/27/2010
try taking her to the store let her pick out her own sippy cup...make a big deal out of it sing and dance so a lot of excitment...this worked for me once i took the bottle and gave my son a sippy cup at 11 1/2 months he was fine with ...he is 3 1/2 now and drinks for a cups and he hardly ever uses a sippy! hope this is somewhat helpful good luck hon!
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