Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jana | 2012-10-04


Weaning from bottle

Our little girl is 16 months next week, when must I stop her from having her milk in a bottle? Everyone seems of the opinion that one must take the bottles away from 9 - 12 months and only use sippy cups. My " concern"  is that she only drinks her morning milk, tea before lunch-time nap and evening milk in a botlle. The rest of the day she drinks all of her water, juice, etc. from a sippy cup/ sqeezie, it''s not like she is constantly walking around with a bottle in her hands! Is this a crisis? Or must I (to begin with) have her drink her morning milk (before nap time) and lunch tea (before nap) out of a sippy cup? She is not sleeping with her bottles, she finishes them and give them back to me before she falls asleep. She is only drinking her allowed amount of milk per day (from the bottle). Please advise!

Expert's Reply



You are doing very well and there is no need to change anything. Your daughter can continue taking the bottle like this up to 2 years,although it seems as if she will give up bottles by herself before then.

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