Nikki - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 45 moms have responded )
Nikki - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 45 moms have responded )
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Sarah - posted on 12/01/2012
I stopped my son during his 11th month. We started introducing whole milk in a cup and cutting the formula down slowly in his bottle. By the time he turned one he was totally on a cup with milk and off the bottle with formula. I am doing the same with my daughter. She is 11 months today (Dec. 1st). I have been giving her milk for about a month now, but we were not taking her off the formula. Now I am slowly taking away her formula and bottle. She eats like a little piglet and won't touch baby food anymore except for the infant cereal. I mostly did it cold turkey. My son had his last bottle the day before he turned one. It was like a 4 ounce bottle right after dinner and then he didn't get another one ever. I will do the same with my daughter.
Sarah - posted on 11/29/2012
He was probably around 17 months old when it happened. There was no set date, no ceremonial bottle ending. He was only using the bottle to go to bed so I slowly weaned him off, started giving him the bottle BEFORE he went to sleep so he learned how to fall asleep without it, gave him less and less milk in it until finally it just wasn't an issue. When you and your baby are ready it's a process.
Sharayah - posted on 11/27/2012
We took my son off his when he was 11 months, which is also when we finished weening him off of formula. By that time he was already only having it three times a day and a sippy cup any other time so cutting him off was not that hard. It took about a week for him to get use to drinking his milk in a cup. there were sometimes he acted like he didn't want to drink it in his cup and wouldn't drink it at all but he finally did when he realized he wasn't getting the bottle back.
Patricia - posted on 11/25/2012
Our Daughter was 2 1/2 but that was only because it was her only source of nutrition until her digestive system finished maturing. She was a preemie with health issues. I thought it would be hard to take it away, but she dealt with it better than me!!
Kelly - posted on 11/16/2009
My son was off all bottles by 9 months except for his bed time bottle which i removed at 12 months.
Cassie - posted on 11/16/2009
My son hasn't had a bottle since 5 months. We switched to a soft spout sippy cup. He's been on a hard spout sippy cup since 9 months. Up until 11 months, he still used soft spout for nighttime.
Samantha - posted on 11/15/2009
I TOOK MY 2 1/2 YEAR OLD SON OFF THE BOTTLE AT 11 MONTHS
Rashida - posted on 11/15/2009
Wow! .........I have a seven year old and a six month old. I never knew u could try sippy cups at six months. My daughter came off the bottle a litte after her frist birthday, but she did not need it at nite. She never used a binky nor does my son. But i am going to try to use the sippy cup with my son to see if i can get him off the bottle sooner.
Nikkie - posted on 11/15/2009
I took my son off his bottle by 8 months , and got him to start using cup that had straws built in them , he took to them very well , he`s now 20 months and using sippy`s like a big boy :)
Carlie - posted on 11/14/2009
its not a bad thing that he sucks his thumb its a comfort to him.if you cant take him off the bottle get the juice cups that have the really soft teets then go from there just stick to it then he will lern
Carlie - posted on 11/14/2009
you can take the babe off the bottle at six months but it good for them if u keep them on it until about a year old because of the vitamins
Nichole - posted on 11/14/2009
Before 1 year old. My daughter turns 1 this month on the 21st, and she is down to 1 bottle a day and that is only in the morning, the rest of the day, its a sippy.
Julia - posted on 11/14/2009
my son is 2 years now ,i cant take him off the bottle.pliz help!hes also sucking his thumb!
Holly - posted on 11/13/2009
I stop using bottles when my daughter was about 10 months old, and introduced her to training / sippy cups. Of course, I did not stop giving her her milk/formula, but instead put it into the cup. She preferred the ones with the soft spout because they were more like the bottle nipple she was used to. I figured - stopping the bottle this young would ensure less of a fight with her about since she really didn't know much difference.. lol
Jenny - posted on 11/13/2009
It was bout 16 months. I just took it away and started with sippy cups. No problems at all.
Kelly - posted on 11/13/2009
I'm slowly weening my 13 month old twins off their bottles. I give them sippy cups during the day and a bottle still at night. It makes it easier not to cut cold turkey. Have a good one!
Nisha - posted on 11/13/2009
Great question - my son will be one on Sunday and I know I need to do this, but he throws his sippy cup around and a lot ends up on the floor so reluctant to take his night bottle away, cos I'd rather he drink all his milk so he sleeps properly!
Christine - posted on 11/12/2009
I asked my dr that same question....and there is no problem with a child even being the age of 2 still taking the bottle....as long as he or she doesn't go to bed with one
Lisa - posted on 11/12/2009
I started encouraging the sippy at about 10 months, but completely had him off by a year. We waited till about two and a half to switch him to a regular cup because he was really clumsy and would have alot of spills. He's three now and great with a regular cup.
Mel - posted on 11/12/2009
1st bithday!!! buy those nuby cups...tip is like a bottle but its a cup!
Toni-Lynn - posted on 11/12/2009
My son is 15 months and we are just weaning now. Only bottle for bed time, sippy cups throughout rest of day. And cutting milk down to those times also, loved his milk but now its only for bedtime or in his Cheerios. LOL. He seems more willing to give up now than 2 months ago.
Judy - posted on 11/12/2009
u cant say when you should take children off anything as they do things at there own pace! my son has never had a dummy so i find that he uses the bottle as a comfort. but dont just cut it out unless you think its necessary do it at yr childs pace!
Chantell - posted on 11/11/2009
I took my daughter off the bottle about 15 months... It wasn't hard, because she was already drinking out of a cup. Not a sippy cup, because she didn't like that at all.... Now can someone help me with potty training????
Johanna - posted on 11/11/2009
1 and a half.
Sarah - posted on 11/11/2009
My boy is 17 motnhs and has a bottle for his nap time and at night before bed.
Michelle - posted on 11/11/2009
Every child is different, I have had 4. I have noticed that is they take a binky they weaned off the bottle at 1 year - no binky was more challenging to get them off the bottle!
Krystale - posted on 11/11/2009
My 2 boys were 10 months old. Wasn't an issue with us, they adapted to the sippy cup by 8 months of age just fine.
Erica - posted on 11/11/2009
my daughter is 16 months old and only takes a bottle at night time. Sippy cups during the day. I am hoping to have her weaned off the bottle by 18 mos. I've tried to give her a sippy cup at night starting at 12 months- even with a soft nipple- and she didn't want anything to do with it!
Ashley - posted on 11/11/2009
The day she turned one.
Corina - posted on 11/11/2009
i did not take my daughter off bottles.One day she just refused to take one. SO i tried sippy cups and she has used them ever since
Brandi - posted on 11/10/2009
I took our son off as a he was able to hold a sippy cup and drink without difficulty around 9 months or so
Stephanie - posted on 11/10/2009
I couldn't get my oldest of the bottle until he was 19 months old! he used those silicone bottles and wouldn't take any other so i bought the sippy cups at walmart with the silicone tops and just hid his bottle so he couldn't see them. It took me one weekend to get him off the bottle and to stay on those cups! Hope it helps
Robyn - posted on 11/10/2009
The day after my daughter turned 1 i took her bottles away.
I had been giving her a sippy cup for a while on and off before that though just to get her used to it.
I found it easiest to just throw the bottles away so you couldn't give in!
Latifah - posted on 11/10/2009
Around 10 months. I brought some sippy cups with the soft nipple and started amking milk in there. Then around 12 months I would put 1% or 2% in it and gradually went to the hard tops and the ones with the straws. My son never cried and transitioned perfectly that way.
Kaye - posted on 11/10/2009
I threw my sons bottles in the bin about a week after his 2nd birthday. He was fine as we picked out a nice new sippy cup together for milk time. ( he was only having milk morning and last thing at night, not during the daytime )
I always think the older they are when it takes place the more difficult it can be, as they form an attatment to the bottle for comfort.
Heather - posted on 11/09/2009
No later than 12 months. You should start "weening them off" starting at 6 months, only letting them have a bottle before bed (and by that I mean you feeding it, never give them one in their bed by themselves). Throughout the day they should be only using sippy cups.
Trista - posted on 11/09/2009
My son who is now 4 was off the bottle at 6 months but then reverted back to it till about a year then he was weaned off and onto the sippy cup then once he reached 1.5 years he was drinking out of regular cups with a lid and straw.
Ashley - posted on 11/09/2009
12 months. I gave her a bottle at night and a cup durring the day.
Rachel - posted on 11/09/2009
i took my daughter off her bottle at 4 months and she can drink out of a bottle or a sippy as long as it has something to drink it she dont care what it is
Tiffany - posted on 11/08/2009
w/ my daughter i just waited until she was ready and at 20months she was ready so i just stopped and didnt have n e problems at all
Michelle - posted on 11/08/2009
birth...never gave my kids bottles
Jamie - posted on 11/08/2009
i took my son off the bottle at ten months old and kept on with sippy cups to help with transition and didnt seem to have a problem.
Jennifer - posted on 11/08/2009
I stopped with the bottle around 13-14 months. My pediatrician told me that I had to teach him to drink for thirst and not for comfort.
Melanie - posted on 11/08/2009
I took my daughter off at 12 month's .with no trouble at all she never cryed for it are anything ....Good Luck
Amy - posted on 11/08/2009
I took my kids off the bottle on their first birthday. It is not always easy to do but you have to stick with it and not give in. Some people go to a hotel or a grandparents house or a friends house and leave the bottles behind and by the next day the child has forgotten about the bottle unless they see it. or you can just throw out the bottles and take your child to get a cool sippi cup. At one year of age your childs memory is only about 24 hours long. I hope this is helpful.