At what age did you transition your child from a bottle to a sippy cup?


Asked by Ashleyh0388 at 7:45 AM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i took the bottles from my son when he was 18 months old and my daughter broke herself from them at 1 a child who drinks from a bottle for 2 long will have bad teeth it messes them up so i would break her from it

    Answer by wendy232425 at 7:47 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • i took her bottles away at a year, i only kept one for when it was time for bed and i through that away almost two weeks ago she is fifteen months and no bottles

    Answer by jodi205 at 7:49 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • It's time to be let her advance to using a cup.

    Answer by Bmat at 7:52 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • She needs to be taken off the bottles. That may be one of the reasons that she has a language delay. She should be talking.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:55 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • Talking doesn't have anything to do with the bottle. (and if she's two and not talking, I think you should speak to the pediatrician about an evaluation for possible therapy for her speech delay...)

    There's no real reason for her to be on the bottle. My boys were all off the bottle at 6 months, so obviously not talking yet.

    Besides...the prolonged use of the bottle COULD (not IS...but COULD) be contributing to her speech delay. Get her on a sippy, straw or regular cup. Each of those use different muscles needed for speech. (info from our speech therapist for two of my three boys)

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:19 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • Wow not sure what to tell you here but all three of my boys were on sippy cups by the time they were 9 months. I think going past a yr with a bottle is a little excessive and the longer you have them using a bottle the harder it will be to break it.
    Good luck and I hope you make the right decision for you and your baby, whichever that may be.

    Answer by My3Sons3121 at 8:32 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • I have 5 kids and they all varied when they came off the bottle. I never stressed myself out over it. My first didnt give hers up until she was 2, then she potty trained and switched to a bed all at once. My second and third were off by around 13 mths, my 4th never had a bottle he went straight from the breast to a tippy and my 5th didnt give hers up until after 2 yrs old. Like I said I never stressed but I would introduce the cup only because it will make your life a little easier then fixing bottles all the time.
    You have to do whats right for you and your baby you know your life and baby best. None of my kids have ever had rotten teeth, issues with their teeth or are messed up because they were on a bottle longer then others.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:40 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • my son is just 10 months... i took them away last week.

    Answer by krazyash023 at 8:48 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • Sorry for me that is too old. I took all three of mine off at 12mths, and didnt have an issue with them in doing so. I think you will have more issues on waiting this long.

    Answer by momto3infl at 9:06 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • 2 is a little old. i personally feel that 2 year olds arent babies. they are big kids. my kids got their bottles taken away at 1 year.

    Answer by 06-07mom at 9:06 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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