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    • just wait till he is ready to give it up himself -- Votes: 1
    • ya, take it away! what r u waiting for? -- Votes: 11
    • theres nothing wrong w him having a bottle at 13 months -- Votes: 3
taking away the bottle? Stephany ♡ 1 child; Chesterfield, New Hampshire 2534 posts
26th Mar '13

My son is 13 months old and STILL has the bottle. He will take 1 or 2 diff kinds of cups only when he wants too though. Is it bad or mean of me to just take the bottle away? I mean if I keep letting him have it then it will only get worse :( I don't even know How to wean him. Or if I even should. Thoughts?

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
26th Mar '13

I had one give hers up at 11 months and one that had it until 16 months (third baby is ebf so no bottles) Our middle wasn't ready at all to get rid of her bottle so I took her cues (after trying at one year) I always say they won't be on a bottle forever so as long as his teeth are fine, let it be.

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32779 posts
26th Mar '13

I just did it cold turkey. Threw away the bottles on the day of his first birthday.



It sucked for about a week and then he was fine.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
26th Mar '13

Only you can make that choice. I waited with my oldest and she was 21 months before I threw them all away one night. With my youngest I started weaning much earlier but she actually took a cup. She was 100% off the bottle by 11 months. IMO the sooner the better. I would just throw them away personally.

lise ♡ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cold, Ol, Canada 62515 posts
status 26th Mar '13

DD was 21 months when I finally got rid of the thing :x had to go cold turkey.

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32779 posts
26th Mar '13

As far as his teeth go, it really does vary. Bottle rot is real and happens a lot.



My daughter I let have a bottle until 18 months. She has PERFECT teeth. My son, I threw his bottles away at a year and he needs caps and stuff. :? Then again, he's my juice drinker. He never did well with milk.

Allys_mommy 33 kids; Waterloo, New York 1194 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Stephany ♡:" My son is 13 months old and STILL has the bottle. He will take 1 or 2 diff kinds of cups only when he ... [snip!] ... if I keep letting him have it then it will only get worse :( I don't even know How to wean him. Or if I even should. Thoughts?"


my daughter was off the bottle at one year i didnt want her having it anymore she got juice in a sippy when i found one she liked i went out and bought a shit load of them and threw away all the bottles shhe didnt really care one way or another