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What is a good age to start weening children off of bottles?

Some people think around 24 months others think later. I'd just like to see what the poll is on Cafemom.

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Asked by dragonlover1983 at 6:34 PM on Aug. 17, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • A year

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:35 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • 1 year

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:35 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • my son started at 10 and a half months. my daughter is almost 11 mths, she was a preemie so its taking her a bit longer, but she gets the bottle for breakfast and when she is ready to go to bed for the night. lunch time and snack time i give her the sippy cup

    Answer by 3xangel at 6:37 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • I think when they have in 1/2 of their teeth or when they are 11 months old. my daughter was breastfed and she was drnking from a sports sippy cup at 1 yrs old.

    Answer by bluerose26 at 6:37 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • 9 mos - 1 yr

    Answer by missanc at 6:39 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • The bottle was completely gone for our son at 12 months. We transitioned to the cup during the month before.

    Answer by Erin814 at 6:39 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • My doc said that babies start forming habits at around 15 months, so it is best to stop giving a bottle and or pacifier, and co-sleeping, by that time.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 6:40 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • 1 year. Wait too much longer and it only gets harder. Both my babies were off before their first bday. A friend of mine is having a terrible time weaning her almost 2 yr old - he is SO attached!

    Answer by kricketandisla at 6:43 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • 12 mo.

    At 12 mo toddlers no longer need to drink formula or milk. They should drink water and can have up to 4 ounces juice (in an open cup, according to the AAP). Up to age 12 mo babies should have 32 oz formula a day in bottles.


    Answer by Gailll at 6:44 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • 9 months I gave my kids a sippy cup. The older one kept his bottle for bedtime feeds until 15 months. I think it was less about the bottle and more about the quiet cuddle time before bed. My younger one I have him the sippy cup @ 9 months and he was done with his bottle on his own by 10 months. I think they should be exposed sooner than later to the sippy, but then (within reason) allow them to make the final transition to the cup exclusively

    Answer by karamille at 6:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

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