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How old was your baby when he/she started holding their own bottle?

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Asked by CindyAS2008 at 12:19 PM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son was a lazy man. He was almost 7.5m old! He just looked at me like.. Are you kidding me, your the momma-you do it!

    Answer by pinkcicle709 at 12:25 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • My memory is fading. My son is turning 2 tomorrow and has been through so much it's hard to remember little details like that but I am guessing 5 or 6 months. Just an estimate, I could be wrong.

    Answer by Rosxjun at 12:27 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • 7 months

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:27 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • My son was 7 months old. But at 8 months old we got rid of bottles and he starting holding his straw cup, which he done much better with because even though he could turn it up sometimes he would still let it sit straight and suck air.

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 12:31 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • My son didn't even attempt to hold his bottle till he was 9 months old. Feeding was very bonding for him, so he would hold on to me while feeding. My daughter started trying to hold her bottle at 2 months lol. Feeding had nothing to do with bonding for her, lol

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:50 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I have a pic of mine holding his as 30 days old. But he didn't do consistently until about 5 or 6 months old. Maybe he was lazy

    Answer by roseberrymatrix at 12:51 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Never, they were breastfed.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:21 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • We never made our children hold their own bottles.

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 1:32 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • My son is almost 11 months and he still won't hold his bottle for me. Occasionally he will for DH, but if I let go after he puts his hands on it, he drops it; if I put him in his chair and set the bottle in front of him, he just looks at it, then at me, back and forth like "Mama, this bottle isn't going to drink itself!"
    I don't mind though, DH and I both love snuggling him, so it doesn't break my heart to hold him & feed him.

    Answer by Koukla12905 at 2:42 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I really don't remember, but I'm going to guess around 6-7 months.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 3:32 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

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