when should I wean my daughter off her bottle?

Christina - posted on 05/16/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is still on her bottle and she doesn't seem too interested in cups, even those with rubber tops. My doctor said she needed to be off the bottle by her first birthday but I don't think she's ready, what age is appropriate to take her off the bottle?

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Jenna - posted on 05/16/2011

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I have twin girls that are now 20 months old. The pediatrician said we should start trying to wean them off of the bottle however they were born 3 months early. As a result, we are following our own timeline and doing it when they are ready NOT when the pediatrician says they are. I think that it is more up to you and how your daughter is doing with progressing to the next stage.

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I say wean when both you and the baby is ready. I was talking to a Mom at church about this a few weeks ago. Her daughter is almost 2 and still uses a bottle. I dont see where it is any different then a mother nursing untill the age of 2. As long as you arent putting juice or other things in it besides water or milk. She limits her daughter now to 2 bottles a day. My kids gave it up when they were ready about 14 months. I just kept oops forgetting it. Good luck!

Elfrieda - posted on 05/16/2011

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I started the week my son turned 12 months. We took it slowly, and he was down to 4 oz twice a day at 14 months, and then a few weeks later he was done. Just do it slowly and steadily, and it won't cause too much trouble.

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