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Getting rid of bottle 😫

At what age did your baby stop using a bottle? Mine is 11 months and is extremely attached to his bottle. We have him down to 3 bottles a day, the morning and bedtime bottle are the ones he screams for until he gets. He eats all solid food throughout the day and drinks water with his meals. He has one bottle in the afternoon before nap. He has never taken a paci so the bottle is his only source of comfort. I’ve tried giving him formula in a sippy and he throws it. Am I overthinking this? Or should I get rid of all bottles and do cold turkey.

  • Anonymous
    Jun 07, 2018

    Our pediatrician said that it was fine using the bottle as Long as they are drinking and not falling asleep with the bottle in the crib...I think they still need sole comfort so I would keep the bottle for sure!! In other countries there is no big deal about keeping the bottle until 2 and kids’ teeth are completely fine

  • Isabelle Ames
    Jun 07, 2018

    Hi Erika! Ours was the same way! What helped strangely enough was going to the dentist for her first visit! The dentist helped me explain to her that she couldn’t have it anymore! So when she would ask for it, we told her “the dentist said no more Baba”. Didn’t take long for her to get over it. Bought her a new lovey to go to sleep with the day we took the bottle away.

  • Anonymous
    Jun 08, 2018

    Why?

  • Tara
    Jun 08, 2018

    Mine is very attached to her bottle and even though her nap time bottle is mostly diluted milk (so that she eats upon waking) I’ve no intention of depriving her of her bottle. We ‘brush, brush’ her teeth after the bedtime bottle, and she has her lovey too. I wish I was still breastfeeding her instead, but at 20months, I’m grateful she has her daily comforts.

  • Isabelle Ames
    Jun 08, 2018

    The dentist told me that letting them have a bottle in their bad can be harmful to their teeth because they would be chewing on the bottle and the sugars from the milk stays on their teeth longer

  • Drusilla
    Jun 09, 2018

    We quit using a bottle at 3 months then a straw sippy at about 7 mo and he loves to drink out of Cups and he's 9 months today 😍

  • Christina
    Jun 28, 2018

    So my son is only 5mo but Avent bottle have extra sippy cup nipples that are out of the same material as a bottle nipple and I give it to him when he eats food. He doesn't suck his thumb nor does he take pacifiers. So far he is fine with it. It may by worth a shot to still give him the comfort of a bottle but its actually a sippy cup without him getting upset.