What age should they be coming off bottles?

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  1. Snappykat

    Snappykat Well-Known Member

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    Title says it all really, my boys are still on 2 big bottles a day and just wondered when I should be trying to get them off them and moving onto cups?
     
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    jojo_2012 Well-Known Member

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    I tried to get my son to use sippy cups for some drinks from when he was weaning and gave no bottles at all after 1.
     
  3. wifeywifey

    wifeywifey Well-Known Member

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    Im trying now my lo is 11 months I wish I did it earlier tho.

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  4. MrsR

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    When weaning we gave Sebastian drinks in a sippy cup but he still had milk feeds in a bottle until he was 11 months old and we just went cold turkey on the bottle and straight to sippy cup. We gave him a different cup for his milk and it took about a week for him to really take to it (he didn't cry or anything for the bottles he just didn't drink a lot of milk for a week but was soon back on form) xx
     
  5. Amy_J

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    My lo is 16 months and has one a day at night with part of bedtiem routine. I have tried to offer it to him in a cup but he wont drink it, i dont see the problem really, it doesnt bother me at all.
     
  6. AugustMum

    AugustMum Well-Known Member

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    My LO still has one a day. She point blank refuses to drink milk from anything other than a bottle so I have to give her a bottle at night so at least she gets some! Any other drink is from a cup or sippy cup thought.

    I dont see the problem with it tbh. I view it as a comfort thing and she loves it so Id feel a bit mean. I also still hold her like a little baby when she has it at night so its our extra little bonding time :blush:
     
  7. Amy_J

    Amy_J Well-Known Member

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    I still do that too! Its so hard to get cuddles nowadays that i make the most of every opportunity lol
     
  8. Laura_C

    Laura_C Well-Known Member

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    I think I stopped all bottles completely just before 2 with Grace, my MIL would have happily let her carry on but I felt that was the right time and she was happy with that :)
     
  9. Snappykat

    Snappykat Well-Known Member

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    With my daughter I think I managed it get rid when she was just over 2 and it was a nightmare, she literally begged for a bottle, it was heart wrenching. To be honest I can't go through that again let alone with 2......
     
  10. Squeakz

    Squeakz Well-Known Member

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    J was about 10-11 months old and we just gave him a sippy cup/beaker thing one day instead of a bottle and never gave him another one! he would take juice/squash/water out of it easily but got confused by the bilk haha! but we didnt 'back down' and within a few days he was fine! x
     
  11. Constantstar

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    The hv asked if i was trying o on cups when I saw her Friday! To be fair I use avent bottles and they have the handles u add in to your bottles and then the spoutsto replace the teats to change them into cups. So the handles r in his water bottle but he hasn't figured out what to do with it yet lol
     
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    ZMD Well-Known Member

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    Tegan was 11 months old when i swapped milk from bottle to cup for a few days she wouldn't drink much milk but after that she was fine x
     

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