when did your lo hold their bottle to drink whole bottle by them selves?

Amber - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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MY dd is 11 months and will not hold her bottle at all

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Charlie - posted on 09/06/2009

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4 months i actually encouraged it by holding the bottle just within reach and letting him take it from me .

Jennifer - posted on 09/06/2009

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I have twin 2 year old girls. They learned to hold their bottles after they got too big for me to hold and feed at the same time. One learned at 7 months and the other at 8 months. I just gradually worked my fingers away from their bottles throughout the feedings letting the bottles drop just enough for them to grasp and work them back up. All babies are different and do things their own way, but you may want to check with her doctor about it.

Amanda - posted on 09/06/2009

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I never let my daughter hold her own bottle. I had this fear that she was going to get attached to it and not give it up, or else develop bottle mouth. She only got her bottle when it was time to eat, and I held it then.

I don't think you should worry about her not holding the bottle.

Cathelijn - posted on 09/06/2009

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my daughter is 9 months and she won't hold her bottle, she can but I think she likes the cuddles.. When she goes to nursery she lays on a pillow and holds her own bottle but as soon as she is home she wants us to hold her and feed her. I don't mind at all she is getting more active with the day and the little times we spend cuddling I treasure...

Michelle - posted on 09/06/2009

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Will she hold other things? Cookies, sippy cup, stuff like that? My daughter is 8 months old and she won't hold her's either. But she holds everything else! I know she can, she just chooses not to. If your at all worried about just ask your doctor if it's something to be concerned about. Good luck:o)

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