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holding a bottle

my child is almost a year old and doesnt want to hold his bottle or sippy cup. i have no problem sitting with him and feeding him his bottle my only problem is when im in the car driving and theres no one to sit in the back with him and he starts crying and i cant pull over to give him his bottle. i feel so bad but at the same time i think that he should be able to hold his own bottle or cup by now. what can i do and should i be worried. thanks

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Feb. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He doesn't because you do!! :) they are smart!!! I had the same problem with my son until i let him cry with his bottle in front of he has no problem giving himself a bottle or his sippy! He will be 1 in march!

    Answer by mothersmitty at 9:18 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • You should defenitely have a problem holding the sippy cup and
    bottle for him. I am assuming he is an only child, because if he
    wasn't than you would DEFENITELY have a problem and so
    would his sibling. My first daughter held her own bottle at around 5
    monthes, my second daughter held her own bottle at 3 monthes
    because she was REALLY fat and greedy.
    Theres nothing to worry about, if you don't mind holding the bottle.
    I'm a 21 year old mom though so I refuse to baby the kids any more
    than they need to be. Just be prepared for a future of you doing
    everything for the baby. Independence is learned from young.
    He's not going to want to do it if you'll do it for him.
    If you start refusing to hold his bottle, and he realizes that
    the only way he is drinking is if he holds it himself..
    he will defenitely figure out how to hold it. Just be strong
    and don't give in. He is capable of doing it himself.

    Answer by bronxcouture at 9:22 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • I don't see it as a problem. So much easier to bottle break when they don't hold it. Offer a cup in the car. If he wants it bad enough then he will use it.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 9:44 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • my son would rather play with the bottle than drink it, he can do it somewhat...but most of the time the formula gets all over him cuz hes playing with it. same deal with a cup. hes 9 months

    Answer by calvinsmommy18 at 11:34 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

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