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Baby not holding her bottle.....

My ddr still dont hold her bottle and she is 7 months around what age will she start holding her bottle.

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Asked by datmami22 at 11:32 AM on May. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son was holding his bottle at about 5 months. But he did everything early. I'm not really sure.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • My son didn't until he was 1 year!

    Answer by mompam at 11:34 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • My son did not once hold his bottle. My daughter was holding hers by 6 months. Every child is very different.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 11:36 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • My son never held his own either, in fact, the more I tried to show him, the more he backed off.. he's still kind of a "King" at 2-1/2 lol!!

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 11:46 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • Holding her own bottle is not a milestone, and it's ok if she never does it. My oldest daughter never held her own bottle, but moved straight to a cup with no problem at 12 months (she was walking at 8 1/2 months, so it was definitely not a developmental delay). My twins both started holding their own bottles around 11 months, but they were drinking from cups on their own by 7 or 8 months. It would have been more convenient for me if they had held their own bottles sooner, but they wanted to be treated like babies just a bit longer; looking back I'm glad I had those extra months of cuddling while giving them bottles.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:46 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • some just don't feel the need or want to. At 7 months I would not be worried. All children are different my son waited until about 9 months to even try then he did it fine. My daughter started around 8 months.

    Answer by willywonka86 at 11:54 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • some babies are just lazy, or spoiled, or they want to play with everything thats around them. my dd started holding around 5 months but sometimes wouldn't b/c there was some kind of toy close by, so I would have to prop up the bottle...but now she's 8 and knows that she can hold it with one hand and do stuff with the other..remember every baby develops differently, like my baby isn't crawling and shes 8 months but she can say da'da and ma' she developed faster it that section...good luck and congrats on your little baby

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 12:03 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • My baby is 9 months and hes just now starting to hold it. He still doesn't do it by himself.
    All babies are different :)

    Answer by khf22 at 12:06 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • My son COULD hold it and would here and there from 5 months on but i couldnt get him to hold it exclusively tell around 7 months.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:10 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • my 9 month old could if he wanted to but he will not hold his bottle..we're trying to get him to use a sippy cup but all he does its chew on it

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:13 PM on May. 13, 2010

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