When did your baby start to hold bottle/cup on their own?

Amber - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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She is 10 months old and she will hold a bottle but will not feed herself with it, same with a sippie cup. When did your babies start? And did you do anything to get them to do it? Or help them along?

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Christian - posted on 01/06/2010

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ok so my youngest (of 3) was my least independant, my kids held there own (so to speak lol) at 8, 10, & 20 mos of age I think every kid is different, it is a balance of nature vs nurture to the extreame in my house, but if you talk to your ped. & they r not concerned, then you have nothing to worry about. every child is differant , from birth, I say that as a mom who's 1 out of 3 kids has an LD (mild autisim) so for sure i do not say that lightly. do not worry, every baby has a time table, find yours & the 2 of you will be happy (which =less worry/crazy for Mom) Best wishes

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Danielle - posted on 11/19/2013

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My daughter is just over 4 months and for the last couple weeks I started to notice she was trying to get her hands on the bottle but would result in her holding my fingers so to give her a little more independence I started putting her in her car seat or swing with a blanket propped under the bottle for support and in the beginning she would keep loosing grip on the bottle and it would topple over so I would have to sit with her and keep adjusting it from time to time but now shes getting the hang of it she can finish a full 6oz bottle without loosing the grip she just needs to build the strength to hold it up now.

Samantha - posted on 11/18/2013

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My son was 4.5 months when he heald his bottle and now 5 months feeding himself. I would show him his bottle put his hands on it and guid the bottle to his mouth. So now I just show him his bottle and he will reach for it. it takes him a min to find his mouth but once he has it he is all set and when he is done he will take it out on his own. Going to bed though I don't do it because it can decay his teeth and it gives me a bonding cuddling time before bed

Maria - posted on 01/07/2010

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my daughter always tried 2 hold her bottle from being quite young she started holding it herself by 8 and a half month in this time i had been trying her with a sippy cup around 5 and a half month it didnt go 2 well so wen she was playing i started giving her the cup empty as she learnt 2 pick it up and put it in her mouth i started putting water in which went well i put in a little more everytime she was drink out of her sippy cup (full) by 6 and a half to 7 months

Rachel - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter started holding her own bottle about 6-7 months old...she doesn't quite get the sippy-cup yet, she still makes a mess with it. She is 10 months old now...but in regards to the bottle she feeds herself and throws it when she's done. lol.

Stacy - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter was off the bottle before she learned to hold her sippy cup, she was a year old before she started. She was just lazy my pedatrician said. To get her to start holding the cup herself I would not hold the cup unless it was time for her formula, if she wanted a drnk inbetween she needed to get it herself.

Jaye - posted on 01/07/2010

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Chloe is 8 months next week (13th of Jan) so far she likes to hold her bottle, but won't feed herself, she can do it but she'd rather chew on the teat if i let her hold it! she doesn't bother with a sippie cup yet, however if i offer her water out of my glass she'll drink it quite readily (large sips)

Kerry - posted on 01/06/2010

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my lil boy started holding is bottle at 4/5 months but he still wont even suck on a sippy cup even if i give it 2 him and he is now 8 months

Danielle - posted on 01/06/2010

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Around 8 months he started and even then I had to prop a blanket underneath of it so that he wouldn't let it fall down and suck air. He can pull it in and out of his mouth very easily this way.

Emily - posted on 01/06/2010

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My daughter is 11 months old and she does not like to hold her bottle. I have seen her do it plenty of times but she stops every time she realizes I am watching her! It is just a comfort thing with her. I am having an even harder time with her sippy cups. Unless I wake her up with one, it immediately ends up on the ground. Needless to say she won't take it on her own. It is good to know that we aren't the only ones though, huh?

Toni - posted on 01/06/2010

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My son wont hold his bottle let alone feed himself & he's 10 months as well. He will however hold the sippie cup & chew on it but wont feed himself with it.

Chelsey - posted on 01/06/2010

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my daughter was born on feburary 5 2009 and she didn't start holding it until she was 9 months old and sometimes she will not hold it when she is really tired...

Lindsey - posted on 01/06/2010

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At about 5 months I started giving my daughter a sippy cup with some water/juice, it had handles and she had no problem holding it up on her own, but she REFUSED to hold her bottle till she was about 9/10 months, I knew she could, she just wanted that comfort of me to hold and feed her......one day I set her on the floor with her bottle and went do do some chores....She eventually picked it up and fed herself, but if I was around, she would whine and whine till I helped her out....So most of the time I gave her the bottle and left the room.....

Danelle - posted on 01/06/2010

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my little girl started to hold her bottle by herself when she was 7months old

Amendah - posted on 01/06/2010

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my son actually just started to do so recently.

hes only 2 months old, i find if you prop it up with a blanket,

and kinda help her hands with it here and there.

she will get used to it pretty quickly (:

Angela - posted on 01/06/2010

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my daughter would not feed herself with a bottle..when she was one i took the bottle and gave her a soft tip sippie cup with handles on both sides and she learned how to use it the same day i gave it to her

Jessica - posted on 01/06/2010

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my son is 5 mnths & holds his bottle & feeds it to himslef as long as I guide it to him I stared laying him down his head propped up on a pillow or a bobby & used a blanket to help him keep it up right now he sits in his high chair leaned back & takes his bottle I jut have to help him guide it in at 1st but after that hes pretty good at it .. I ve heard sum babies dont want to fee themselves cuz its comforting to have mom do it my nephew was like that sumtimes

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