What age is normal to take the bottle away?

Jeanette - posted on 12/28/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




My daughter is 13 months and I use bottle for nap and bed time. During the day she uses a "sippy cup". What age is good to take the bottle fully away and what is the best method of achieving this so the bottle is completley gone?


Karen - posted on 12/28/2010




i had my son cut to just a bottle before bed by 10 months and gone all together by his 1st birthday...i just threw them out - if they're not there you can't give in to her wanting them when you're too tired or wore down to argue. my son only looked for it the first night but really didn't put up much of a fight. most dr's will recommend bottles to be gone by 12 months


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Karen - posted on 12/29/2010




sarah - i had the same problem for a bit - my little guy didn't like the shape of sippy spouts but he took to a straw in no time. we used the heinze toddler straw cups because they are non leak cups. i just filled the straw and plugged the end with my finger, put the other end in his mouth and let him suck slowly letting water out to teach him how to use it. by a month on those he was able to start using playtex click cap sippys.

Keshia - posted on 12/28/2010




my doctor told me by 9 months otherwise they can get something called baby bottle syndrome where it forms their teeth funny so thats what we did he was drinking 8oz of formula at a time by then so I got him a 8oz sippy cup and measured it into that but at 13 she should be on whole milk by now so you wouldnthave to worry about that and my son didnt have a problem I just put all his bottles up one day and got him sippy cups and he drank fine from them the hardest part is finding ones that dont leak I reccoment the playtex ones for that

Sarah - posted on 12/28/2010




My son is 15 months & still has a bottle before bedtime. The problem I found with my son was that he refused sippy cups or regular cups for the longest time. He's already a bit underweight, so I had to get milk into him somehow. I just recently weaned him from his naptime bottle & it seems to be going well. He finally got the hang of a sippy cup & is getting more milk that way. My goal is to have him off his bedtime bottle completely in the next few weeks. His doctor recommended he be off the bottle completely by 12 months, but of course I stretched that out a bit based on my son's needs. :)

Sherri - posted on 12/28/2010




By 12mo's all my kids were actually gone by 11mo's. I just simply once they were adapt at a sippy cup, I packed all the bottles away bye bye and they were never seen from again. That is what worked for us, our kids never liked there bottles much anyways though.

Chelsea - posted on 12/28/2010




we took the bottle when we stopped using formula and before that she got juice and water in a sippy cup, i think my daughter was 6 months when she started using a sippy and 14 months when we took her off formula and the bottle

Laura - posted on 12/28/2010




Most pediatricians recommend being off of bottles by 1 year. Some babies wean off earlier (my daughter was done by 10 months) other kids take a bit longer. Either way, switch to a sippy cup and box up the bottles. Out of sight, out of mind! Hope this helps!

Medic - posted on 12/28/2010




12 months tends to be the general recomendations amongst drs. My son was off totally by 10 months and my daughter has been off since 6 months. Just throw them away, if they are not there they can't have one.

Nichole - posted on 12/28/2010




I think doctors say 12 months, alot of the mom's on here seem to go between 12-24 months. My son stopped using bottles with a bottle nipple at 4 months. He started using a sippy shaped soft nipple then. And every month he moved to a slightly harder sippy nipple, until at 9 months he was using a plastic sippy cup w/o a stopper. By 12 months he could use the non-spill sippy cups.

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