My daughter is 27 months and really only wants a bottle at nighttime or nap time and I don't have a problem with it but everyone else seems to. Is it ME or is ti not healthy to give her these comfort bottles?

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Michelle - posted on 12/31/2013

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Yes and no Sarah, my daughter still has a bottle at night and she's 3. There is no problem with her speech (she's more articulate than other 3oy's I know) and there is nothing wrong with her mouth development.

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Dedra - posted on 01/02/2014

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My son is 1 and he still takes the bottle and he almost talks better then my 4 yr old on some words I dont see any problem in it at all.

Noelia - posted on 12/30/2013

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Try and see if she drinks the milk out of a sippy cup too :-)!
my daughter is 11...no problems with speech or rotten teeth! Some people go over board and read too much into things!

Sarah - posted on 12/30/2013

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Actually it can be harmful. Milk left on her teeth as she sleeps can cause them to rot. At 27 months she should not be taking a bottle at all. For proper mouth development the bottle can hinder that. Drinking and chewing helps our mouth muscles form this then leads to being able to talk and say sounds/words. When there is a delay in helping those muscles form then there can be a delay in speech. At some point she will need to be off the bottle and you will have to figure out a new comfort item anyway. For her development and for her teeth it is best to do that now then wait. Instead of a bottle do a sippy cup with water in it.

Noelia - posted on 12/30/2013

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I've had my third child 8 months ago and my mum thinks she's my first ....family always think to know best! But you are the mum....you know your child better than anyone else :-)

Rhoda - posted on 12/30/2013

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Thank you I am getting a lot of criticism about the bottle and she obviously ADORES the nursing and soothes her bc she isn't aloud at the other Granmothers house etc., thank you I am glad someone thinks it is OK?

Noelia - posted on 12/30/2013

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If she's happy, i don't see a problem..one of my daughters loved her bottle when she was that young!

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