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is it true that you should get your baby off the bottle at one year old?

Why? can anbody provide me with any legit research, articles, etc. on why because im having a hard time finding any? thanx.


Asked by PURPULbutterfly at 12:19 AM on May. 5, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • you are your childs mother, you know what is best. you know your child better then anyone. your heart knows what to do. : )

    Answer by Preggydyke at 12:24 AM on May. 5, 2010

  • Yes it is true..


    Why is it important to wean my child off the bottle?

    Children using bottles are more likely to have tooth decay or improper dental development, and they may not develop appropriate feeding skills. Also, children who depend on bottle feedings may not consume enough solid foods to meet their nutrient needs."


    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:23 AM on May. 5, 2010

  • I'm a mom of 4 11,7,3, 10 months... I have heard its bad for teeth .. all my kids were off during the day by 12 months & off of it totally my 18months.. we will see with my youngest he hates the sippy cup..

    Answer by maiahlynn at 12:23 AM on May. 5, 2010

  • A child no longer needs formula or cow's milk. Like everyone else the toddler should be drinking water. Mother's don't know what's best just by being a mother. Sippy cups can cause dental and speech problems.


    Answer by Gailll at 12:33 AM on May. 5, 2010

  • yes is true i got my kids off the bottle by 11 mts. you can keep them on the bottle but have fun fixing their messed up teeth.

    Answer by piwife at 11:06 AM on May. 5, 2010

  • a nutrionist at wic told me 14months. its hard to fight the grandparents who also watch her. so i am having a hard time. i am going to try to do it by 18months. i think that would be long enough i try to send her with sippies to daycare but other wise she still drinks the bottle. i think you know your children better then anyone. you know when they can transition. and no not everyone will have messed up teeth if they are on bottle over a year. myself included was on a bottle over a year and i don't have any teeth problems. i think its an individual decision. good luck

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:36 AM on May. 5, 2010

  • my son is 18 months and hates the sippy cup but I try to push it. but he loves drinking water from the fiji bottle...I think he wants to be a big boy.

    Answer by mommylovesu28 at 12:47 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • Talk to your dentist, he/she can give you a whole list of reasons why.

    Answer by newmomma14 at 1:02 PM on May. 5, 2010