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hes 7mths and doesnt even hold his own bottle..

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 im in major need of help my ds will be 7mths on the 20th and wont even hold his own bottle..i kno he knows how to hes doen it before..hwo to i get him to crawl ect..?

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by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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mama728
by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM

the day my daughter turned 7 months i put her in her high chair and put her bottle infront of her and said if you want this you will hold it. and she did.. she started holding it that day.

deathbysexiness
by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM
This. Holding a bottle is NOT a milestone, as it is not something ALL babies do. Crawling, sitting, etc..all are milestones, because ALL babies do them, unless something is developmentally wrong with them. My kids have never used bottles, so this particular situation never applied to them. Being slow never has, either. All of mine so far have been walking by 9 months and hit all of these milestones way before 7 months. Must be the lack of drinking bottles.

Quoting SewingMamaLele:


Quoting myboys1st:

 


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Holdind a bottle is not a milestone and it definitly shouldnt be encouraged. Is he sitting up on his own? Rolling over?

 his doc says it is...and he should be doing it....he rolls over,he doesnt sit yet..he says mama and dada and baba

Well, he should start sitting up here in the next month or so.   Holding a bottle is NOT a milestone, I don't care what your doctor says.   There are millions of babies who never even get bottles... how are earth could you gage their development on something they don't even come into contact with?

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Gabbysmom715
by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM
my ds is almost 8 months won't hold his bottle or sit up with out support. Don't feel bad.
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myboys1st
by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM

 not always ...how many kids stil want the breast at 2 yrs old when they should be getting off of it..and seriously ..hes bitting through his nipples on his bottle ..its sippy time but how can i give him a sippy when he wont even hold his bottle( when i ddi give him his sippy he was holding his bottle)

Quoting SewingMamaLele:

When it's time for a sippy, they will learn how to hold it just fine without ever having held a bottle.  I promise.   A bottle is a replacement for the breast, and if you have to resort to bottlefeeding, it should be done such as breastfeeding would be to maximize cognitive development.   Holding baby for feedings is GOOD for them, basically.   Hold them for as long as they will let you!!   They become independant all on their own.

Quoting xx.felisha.xx:

Shouldn't be encouraged? Imo it SHOULD be. It help him to hold things later, and hold it steady. Plus teaches him how to hold a sippy cup later on.

My DD held her bottle once and stopped after that around 7 or so months. I gave her a bottle and she expected me to hold it for her. I put her hands on side and after couple minutes she realized I wasn't going to hold it for her and she teach her to be independent. Plus good for strengthening her arms, for holding bottle for a period of time and when she has to hold her head back and liftbottle up when running low.


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Holdind a bottle is not a milestone and it definitly shouldnt be encouraged. Is he sitting up on his own? Rolling over?


 

~HIS WIFE THEIR MOMMY~

CaidensMommi
by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:52 PM

 I gave mine a sippy cup at 5 months and he can hold a sippy cup just fine but when i give him a bottle he doesnt wanna hold it. the crawling thing mine tried at 5 months and when he couldnt do it he gave up but always got in the crawling position...finally about a few weeks ago he starter crawling and then sitting up and pulling up on everything. just give it time mine will be 7 months on the 18th. sweetie every baby is different and will do things on thier own pace...its hard and when they start doing it you will want them to stop!!!!

Randi02
by Platinum Member on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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My kids NEVER had bottles, so they definitely never had to learn to hold them.

I promise it doesn't hold them back at all. He can eat on his own when he's ready, bottle time should be for cuddles with whoever is feeding him. They played with toys, looked at books and the only solid foods they got as babies were self fed - no purees or cereals. They got lots of practise with motor skills etc. without having to ever hold a bottle. We don't do sippy cups either.

Quoting myboys1st:

 

Quoting Randi02:

Why do you need him to hold his bottle? He's only 7 months old.

My kids never had bottles, so I don't understand why it's such a big deaon

its a step on to eating on his own,holding things, getting a cuppie(which hes has hold his cuppie already but stopped


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myboys1st
by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM

 lol ..maybe when the 20th hits i shall do this..lol

Quoting mama728:

the day my daughter turned 7 months i put her in her high chair and put her bottle infront of her and said if you want this you will hold it. and she did.. she started holding it that day.

 

~HIS WIFE THEIR MOMMY~

Randi02
by Platinum Member on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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2 years is the recommended MINIMUM for breastfeeding :) It's not because they were never taught to hold their own bottles LOL. Nursing and bottles are not comparable at all.

My 19 month old is still nursing. She drinks water out of a glass (not a sippy cup) and feeds herself with a fork or a spoon.

Quoting myboys1st:

 not always ...how many kids stil want the breast at 2 yrs old when they should be getting off of it..and seriously ..hes bitting through his nipples on his bottle ..its sippy time but how can i give him a sippy when he wont even hold his bottle( when i ddi give him his sippy he was holding his bottle)

Quoting SewingMamaLele:

When it's time for a sippy, they will learn how to hold it just fine without ever having held a bottle.  I promise.   A bottle is a replacement for the breast, and if you have to resort to bottlefeeding, it should be done such as breastfeeding would be to maximize cognitive development.   Holding baby for feedings is GOOD for them, basically.   Hold them for as long as they will let you!!   They become independant all on their own.

Quoting xx.felisha.xx:

Shouldn't be encouraged? Imo it SHOULD be. It help him to hold things later, and hold it steady. Plus teaches him how to hold a sippy cup later on.

My DD held her bottle once and stopped after that around 7 or so months. I gave her a bottle and she expected me to hold it for her. I put her hands on side and after couple minutes she realized I wasn't going to hold it for her and she teach her to be independent. Plus good for strengthening her arms, for holding bottle for a period of time and when she has to hold her head back and liftbottle up when running low.


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Holdind a bottle is not a milestone and it definitly shouldnt be encouraged. Is he sitting up on his own? Rolling over?


 


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mama728
by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM

lol yes.. you cant give them options.. otherwise they will run all over you. my daughter is now almost 20 months and is very independent

Quoting myboys1st:

 lol ..maybe when the 20th hits i shall do this..lol

Quoting mama728:

the day my daughter turned 7 months i put her in her high chair and put her bottle infront of her and said if you want this you will hold it. and she did.. she started holding it that day.

 


myboys1st
by on Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:57 PM

 ok breastmilk ..great..i tried pumping wasnt giving him enough ..btu dont put bottle feeding down either ..let me know how it works when shes stuck on ur breast when ur saying iats time for school at 4 yrs old

Quoting Randi02:

2 years is the recommended MINIMUM for breastfeeding :) It's not because they were never taught to hold their own bottles LOL. Nursing and bottles are not comparable at all.

My 19 month old is still nursing. She drinks water out of a glass (not a sippy cup) and feeds herself with a fork or a spoon.

Quoting myboys1st:

 not always ...how many kids stil want the breast at 2 yrs old when they should be getting off of it..and seriously ..hes bitting through his nipples on his bottle ..its sippy time but how can i give him a sippy when he wont even hold his bottle( when i ddi give him his sippy he was holding his bottle)

Quoting SewingMamaLele:

When it's time for a sippy, they will learn how to hold it just fine without ever having held a bottle.  I promise.   A bottle is a replacement for the breast, and if you have to resort to bottlefeeding, it should be done such as breastfeeding would be to maximize cognitive development.   Holding baby for feedings is GOOD for them, basically.   Hold them for as long as they will let you!!   They become independant all on their own.

Quoting xx.felisha.xx:

Shouldn't be encouraged? Imo it SHOULD be. It help him to hold things later, and hold it steady. Plus teaches him how to hold a sippy cup later on.

My DD held her bottle once and stopped after that around 7 or so months. I gave her a bottle and she expected me to hold it for her. I put her hands on side and after couple minutes she realized I wasn't going to hold it for her and she teach her to be independent. Plus good for strengthening her arms, for holding bottle for a period of time and when she has to hold her head back and liftbottle up when running low.


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Holdind a bottle is not a milestone and it definitly shouldnt be encouraged. Is he sitting up on his own? Rolling over?


 


 

~HIS WIFE THEIR MOMMY~

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