Anyone elses 8 month old not hold their own bottle?

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  1. Staceysparkle

    Staceysparkle Well-Known Member

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    LO is 8 and a half months old and isn't interested in holding his own bottle in the slightest. I'm quite happy as I love feeding him and its about the only thing that makes him still seem like a little baby now he's crawling and becoming more independent. I hadn't even given it a second thought until a few friends commented the other day that their LOs were holding their own bottles at his age.
     
  2. fidget

    fidget Pregnant Mama Bear

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    lucas does hold his own bottle but he doesn't like to! i just started holding it out to him, just out of his reach until he reached out and took it. i lay him on the sofa propped up by a pillow as he doesn't know how to tilt it up though :)
     
  3. allyk

    allyk Mummy to DD, Preg with #2

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    Me!!! My lo has not interest in holding it while feeding but will happily play with empty bottle afterwards. I did think maybe it was because I use mam bottles and they are heavier. Tbh I wouldn't listen to anyone else, at least we still get cuddles whilst feeding :)
     
  4. brunette&bubs

    brunette&bubs Mommy to James

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    my son is 9 months old and doesn't hold his own bottle :shrug:
    it doesnt bother me though...he only takes a bottle first thing in the morning and before bed so i enjoy the cuddles
     
  5. Emzywemzy

    Emzywemzy Mummy to Holly and Evie

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    Holly never held her own bottle, always preferred me to hold it for her and I was happy to do so :) She stopped having bottles at 13 months and holds her own beaker no problem though :)
     
  6. Barbles

    Barbles Mum to 1 & cooking 1 more

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    My little girl never held hers until she was about 11 months, I kept waiting for her to do it and then when she could I missed it.
    MY sons is trying to hold his already but cant as its too heavy yet.
     
  7. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    Coralie only started doing this herself about a week ago and she certainly doesn't do it consistently! She's far too lazy, she'd rather I do it lol
     
  8. starangel27

    starangel27 Well-Known Member

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    my 14 month old still doesnt hold his own bottle
     
  9. bigbetty

    bigbetty Mammam to a princess

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    Exactly this :thumbup:
     
  10. Jem88

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    My LO has just turned 9 months and only the past few days she's started wanting to hold her own bottle, but she can only hold it if she's laying down on the couch/her cot. She has tried but failed until now, but i think thats because we use dr browns and they we're too heavy/big. x
     
  11. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    How many bottles are everyone's LO's having? After seeing brunette&bubs post i'm starting to think maybe I should drop Coralie's afternoon bottle? At the mo she has three x
     
  12. jimjams79

    jimjams79 Well-Known Member

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    my LO isn't quite 8 months but doesn't hold her own bottle.
    I hadn't even thought of it til I saw 2 5 month olds at baby group last week holding it themselves with minimal help.
    I'm not that bothered coz i get cuddles and am missing the closeness of breastfeeding now that we're down to 1 breastfeed per day.
    Teaching her to hold the water cup is more important to me at this point!
     
  13. ginny

    ginny Well-Known Member

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    My 9 month old doesn't, think it's because they are dr brown and too heavy, I don't want him too though! He's crawling about so much now, I enjoy the little cuddles. In answer to Louppeys question, we've just dropped the pm bottle and trying 2 as he stopped eating as much food, he's eaten loads again today because he hasn't had his pm bottle, still having 18 oz though, 8 in morning, 2 mixed in cereal and 8 at night, hope this helps x
     
  14. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    Thanks ginny, as always :hugs:
     
  15. bubbles123

    bubbles123 Well-Known Member

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    My son is 20 months and doesn't hold his own bottle!
     
  16. patch2006uk

    patch2006uk Well-Known Member

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    I don't see why it would matter to be honest. Breastfed babies don't ever hold a bottle to feed themselves, so it's nothing that a baby has to learn. It's also nice to have the bodily contact at feeding time.

    Is he drinking out of a cup at all? Maybe teach him that rather than bottle holding :)
     
  17. sapphire1

    sapphire1 Well-Known Member

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    Holly doesn't hold her own bottle and she's nearly 11 months - lazy madam :haha: Louppey, Holly still has 3 bottles (21oz a day) - her dietician said it's fine.
     
  18. stardust599

    stardust599 Well-Known Member

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    My 12 month old doesn't hold her own yet.

    She can drink from a sippy or straw cup fine though!

    She has 2 5-6oz bottles a day now and most of her diet is solids xx
     
  19. Ice Cold Cube

    Ice Cold Cube Mother of 2 and 3 angels

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    My boy is 14 months old and still doesn't hold his bottle! He could, if he wanted to, he's just soooooooooo lazy!

    Laura x
     
  20. cissyhope

    cissyhope Pregnant with no 2

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    ^^snap! though i know he can hold it but just he wont :haha: x
     

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