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Baby holding bottle

What age did your child start holding a bottle? This is something i'm looking forward to and i was wondering when to expect it. He is almost 4 months and he will put his hands on his bottle but cant hold it.


Asked by cryssi_renee at 10:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think my son held his own bottle at 5-6 months. I dunno if thats early or average. Hes done all his other physical milestones early so it could be but I have no idea what the average age is for that. I also couldn't wait for him to hold his own bottle so I could do something else while he eats, but then I end up holding him the whole time he eats because I miss feeding him his bottle lol.

    Answer by IsaiahsMommy515 at 10:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • my son started holding his bottle (not well but still holding it) between 4 and 5 months. =)

    Answer by crazdlilangel19 at 10:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • my son started holding his old bottle at 5 months. I too miss feeding him his bottle especially at night before bed. :(

    Answer by myangel21 at 10:58 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • 6 to 8 months is the average age. Why are you looking forward to it? Trust me when you beautiful baby turns into a sassy will surely miss the hours you spent holding your baby feeding him or her there bottle. It may seem like a chore now........consider it a time for you to take a break and LOVE your child. Enjoy it.

    Answer by mistynights234 at 10:59 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • mine is trying real hard at 3 months. he can do it for a few mins then it slips out of his hands

    Answer by saraelf at 11:06 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • 5-6 months

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:12 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • My son never held his own...lazy little daughter refused to use her bottle after she was 9 months old but think I remember her holding it briefly at around 7 months. Lol. My kids aren't bottle friendly for some reason.

    Answer by Lovemybabies885 at 11:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • My dd just turned 8 mths. and I've had her off the bottle for about a week now. She never would hold it, but she'll hold her cup as long as it has handles,which is the only ones I've given her so far.

    Answer by pinkclover at 11:25 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • My son is 8 months and is just now doing it.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 11:44 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • my son started "helping" us hold his bottle at 3-4 months. now at 5 months can hold it pretty well on his own but we still have a hand close by incase he drops it. And i still hold him while he eats just in case.

    Answer by stephmiester87 at 11:54 PM on Jan. 27, 2009