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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Sarah - posted on 12/30/2013
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.
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