i was just wondering if how i got rid of the bottle was a good way of doing it.
i started out giving him a sippy cup, he first had trouble keeping the formula in his mouth (he was 6 months old) so I only once in a while gave him one to get him used to it a little. at 7 months he started drinking out of it better so i only gave him a bottle when he woke up from a nap or when he woke up in the morning... then at 8 months i would only give it to him if he woke up in the morning or in the middle of the night... and then at 9 months he didn't even want his bottle any more and just wanted his sippy cup. was this a good way of changing? or do you think i did it too young? he is 11 months now almost 12 and not interested in a bottle any more... and he is really good at drinking out of any size sippy cup... sometimes actually able to drink out of a regular cup (but me holding it because it would be all over).
Asked by Anonymous at 9:01 AM on May. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 AM on May. 26, 2010
I didn't give the bottle after 11 months to either of my son's. I did the same thing. I have a 6 month old and will do it for her to
Answer by mommom2000 at 9:06 AM on May. 26, 2010
Answer by chiana at 9:09 AM on May. 26, 2010
Answer by Bearsjen at 9:10 AM on May. 26, 2010
Why would you do this? What do you have against a bottle? Babies have sucking needs that should be met. Formula should be out of a bottle and then when the baby is 12 mo you wean from the bottle (at the earliest). Water is given from a cup or sippy cup at meals to help wash down food.
If a baby is going to be bottle fed the idea is to try to keep it like breastfeeding. You want to meet those sucking needs. Your baby's face and jaw development may now be abnormal. Who knows the long term consequences of being forced to wean at such a young age.
Answer by Gailll at 11:09 AM on May. 26, 2010
Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:11 PM on May. 26, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on May. 26, 2010
Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:11 PM on May. 26, 2010
I have always heard only formula in the bottle, only water/milk/juice in the cup. Formula is artificial breastmilk so it seems like it should come form an artificial breast (bottle) to best meet baby's needs. A bottle is better for their developing jaw (breast is best so you want what is closest to that). Over use of the sippy cup is related to speech delays and improper jaw development. From Sippy Cups and Speech
"A sippy cup can serve a function, which is to transition off of the bottle, but it should only be used for a brief time," she says. "It can be used for approximately a month and should never be used as a substitute for a bottle and it should not be treated like a bottle."
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:10 PM on May. 26, 2010
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