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When someone says, "Don't put a baby to bed with a bottle"...

do they mean don't give them a bottle right before they go to sleep, or don't actually put the bottle in the crib?

I was just pondering this, as I've read and heard it a lot, lol. Sorry if it's a silly question. :)


Asked by LovingSAHMommy at 5:48 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Don't put them to bed and give them a bottle and then go to bed yourself.
    The nipple will say in their mouth hindering their ability to swallow what milk is dripping in their mouth and it will pool around their teeth and cause bottle rot.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 5:51 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Don't put a baby in the crib with a bottle...

    Answer by Anouck at 5:49 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • dont put the bottle in the crib.

    Answer by cassie_m at 5:49 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • It means lay them in bed then give them the bottle while they are in bed HOWEVER i still do this my 2 yr old takes a sippy to bed and my 7 month old takes a bottle to bed

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 5:50 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Don't put the bottle physically into the bed. A child shouldn't need a bottle or a sippy cup to go to sleep.

    Answer by Leigh519121 at 9:35 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Don't put them to bed with the can however as long as it only has water in it. They advise against anything else because it can cause the teeth to rot because the sugar from the milk/juice will sit on the teeth all night.

    Answer by mag12305cmg at 12:46 AM on Oct. 1, 2010