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Why is the bottle viewed as a big deal in our society? Why is it 'bad' for a baby to keep their bottle past their first birthday?

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Asked by purpleducky at 11:03 AM on Jul. 19, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • dental issues

    Answer by baby1mom at 11:05 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I do not know of anyone who criticises bottle use at the magic age of 12 months. My son is 13 months old and still uses a bottle first thing in the AM and at bedtime

    Answer by layh41407 at 11:13 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I don't criticize anyone. I personally ditched the bottle at 12 months, and went to sippy cups. I figured I'd have to do it sometime, so why not age 1. To each their own.


    Answer by KairisMama at 2:40 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • CM is a lousy indicator of what people really care about. There are some very vocal members who can't resist responding (usually with nastiness) to anything about their pet subject, but most people don't care much, and certainly don't think "horrible mother" is defined by things like this.

    Answer by SWasson at 3:16 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I think its mostly dental issues.

    Answer by wildwiccan83 at 4:09 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I believe it is dental issue as well.
    A bottle nipple is not natural, and as a childs mouth develops it can cause issues.

    Answer by ToriBabe1221 at 6:39 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I'm not sure and I don't really see an issue with it. For most babies, it's a comfort thing. I don't think there is really a magic age to pull it away from them.

    Answer by sherribeare at 9:28 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Dental reasons....
    As they get older, it becomes harder to take it away. Kind of like they remember it more.

    Answer by mckomet at 10:07 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

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