When should babies stop having bottles?

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  1. clarsair

    clarsair Well-Known Member

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    A random question that I thought of today!

    I'd like to introduce a cup for drinking water when I start weaning LO but what age do babies generally stop drinking from a bottle? Does this coincide with moving to drinking cow's milk rather than formula or can formula be given in a cup?
     
  2. FLUMPY1984

    FLUMPY1984 Well-Known Member

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    im sticking to bottles until hes off formula for his milk. im going to get one with handles on or them thin ones. for juice/water i think i will try him on a sippy cup. Thats how i intend on approaching it but he may have different ideas x
     
  3. AlwaysPraying

    AlwaysPraying Mom of two!

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    My drs information says to start weaning off the bottle between 6-12 months. (huge window!). You can give formula in a sippy cup if you want or give a sippy cup with a couple ounces of water with solids and then bottles as normal for formula. This way by 12 months there will be a small number of bottles anyways. Make sense?
     
  4. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    Omar still drinks 2 milk bottles. He doesnt like to drink milk from a sippy or any cup. He's fine with any cup for water & he drinks good amounts of water since he was 9-10 months. xx
     
  5. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    I can't get my LO to take a bottle at all. She has been managing well with her sippy cup since about 8 months. Before that she didn't really get the point of a bottle or cup preferring to drink all liquids straight from the boobie.
     
  6. allthingspink

    allthingspink Mum of 3

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    I have always used a bottle for milk even when they were toddlers and just having milk at bedtime but juice and water always from a cup even from weaning age.
     
  7. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Well-Known Member

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    The guidelines say by 12 months, but most LO's I know of were still having the odd bottle of milk until they were a little older.

    We didn't push it until after we'd switched to cows milk, because it's a lot easier to make up formula in a bottle rather than a cup.
     
  8. baileykenz

    baileykenz Well-Known Member

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    i always put formula in a bottle and juice in a cup and my son is 6months
     
  9. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    They say you should start weaning them off the bottle at a year. Ruby wouldn't drink milk from a cup before 14 months but I'd have kept giving a bottle longer if she still wanted it. I wouldn't be concerned about even a 2 year old having one bottle and drinking it quickly, and having their teeth brushed after.
     

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