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How old was your baby when they started holding their bottle?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Wow... I honestly can't remember too well... I'd say 3 or 4 months? I know he was eating solids by 5 months.

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 11:17 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • She was holding her own "bottle" at 20 minutes old when she breastfed for the first time and wrapped her little bitty hands around me to snuggle up. She still does that, at 14 months old, and it is so sweet!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • Holding, or putting his hand on? At about 6 months my son would put one hand on his bottle but he NEVER held it himself. When he wanted to hold it, he got a sippy cup and that made him happy. Holding the bottle was mama's or daddy's job.

    Answer by auroura at 11:48 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • Well i use glass bottles so they are son has been grasping the bottles since around 5 months...but id say around 6 months he was able to hold up a bottle, and i have a few plastic bottles I use more now and he can hold those good, but doesnt know to tilt his head back for the last few drops. lol.

    Answer by CurvyMommato1 at 12:19 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • my son is 3 months old, and he holds his bottle already, except when he get tired he will just let it go, then i have to hold it the rest of the time...

    Answer by froggiedee at 12:53 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • My son is four monthe old an always has both hands aroung the neck of the bottle but with the 8oz bottles he cant hold them up. However if i give him a 5oz bottle he can.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:03 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • Anon :31, get off your high horse. Why bother posting a reply that has absolutely nothing to do with the question asked.
    Bravo for you for breastfeeding. You get a gold star.
    Not everyone can so maybe practice a little empathy instead of arrogance.

    My son was almost 5 months when he could hold his bottle by himself.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • My daughter didnt start holding her bottle til 5 almost 6 months.

    Answer by AcostaLeAna at 5:40 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • Well I'm breastfeeding, but dd does get bottles occasionally.
    She is 8 months old and can hold her own bottle if she is lying flat.
    She can't figure out to tip her head back lol

    Answer by BambiF at 10:07 AM on Oct. 31, 2009

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