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Bottle and bedtime Alex'sproudmommy! 1 child; Arkansas 138 posts
3rd Jan '13

So a coworker told me today to not give my son a bottle to put him to sleep. He will be 4 months in a week. What is the reason? Has anyone else heard this?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Jan '13

Most infants have a bottle or boob before bed. Maybe they meant dont put him to bed with the bottle like having the bottle in his crib because that can cause bottle rot.

Alex'sproudmommy! 1 child; Arkansas 138 posts
3rd Jan '13

I have never heard of it. When I BF he comfort nursed himself to sleep so usually a warm bottle will put him right to sleep, why shouldn't I give him one

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
3rd Jan '13

Seeing how your child doesn't have teeth yet I don't see a problem. When they start getting teeth it is because the formula or what you are giving them can rot their teeth. I had to have my 4 front teeth pulled when I was 2. Back then there wasn't warnings on bottle packaging about it.