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Holding a bottle? Kelsey Jones-Ross 1 child; Kentucky 269 posts
24th Apr '13

What did you all do to get your LO to hold their own bottle? My 11 month old holds it fine but doesn't understand that he must hold it up....I don't know how to teach him to do that so I can hand him a bottle while he is crawling around.



Also, what about transitioning to a sippy cup??

James & John's Mommy 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Overton, Texas 3248 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Kelsey Jones-Ross:" What did you all do to get your LO to hold their own bottle? My 11 month old holds it fine but doesn't ... [snip!] ... teach him to do that so I can hand him a bottle while he is crawling around. Also, what about transitioning to a sippy cup?? "


my son held it at like 8months... i transitioned him before a year but still gave him formula in the sippy

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
24th Apr '13

Nothing he just took over lol and dippy cup I just giving him a few oz in one until he gets it down then no more bottle!

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
24th Apr '13

I always fed my son. It was bonding time for us. You'll miss it once he's in a sippy and you don't have much longer til that....Sippies with handles are easier for them to hold

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10902 posts
24th Apr '13

LO didn't start holding his bottle until he was 12 months. He was already using the sippy cups with straws because he wasn't holding the cups up.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1411 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Kelsey Jones-Ross:" What did you all do to get your LO to hold their own bottle? My 11 month old holds it fine but doesn't ... [snip!] ... teach him to do that so I can hand him a bottle while he is crawling around. Also, what about transitioning to a sippy cup?? "

I breastfeed and my LO has only had a handful of bottles. We let her grandpa give her a bottle one day and she just started holding it (she was 4 months). She started experimenting with sippy cups at 4 1/2 months and now at 7 months she does pretty well with them. I only put water in her sippy but if I did put breast milk it would be a waste because she only takes three or four drinks out of it before becoming disinterested. I would just let him have a sippy of water first when he is eating breakfast, lunch, dinner, and let him experiment with it every day

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1411 posts
24th Apr '13

Oh and the sippy cups with straws work really well if he is having issues tipping it up.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" I agree <shrug> If we were out in public I'd find a spot, sit down and feed him. Considering he ... [snip!] ... feed him. Considering he took a bottle until he was 17 months old needless to say I got some looks :lol: I didn't care though."</blockquote>




Same here! And my son kept his nap and bed time bottles til 17 months, too.... Crazyyy.

Nikki+2 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 11627 posts
24th Apr '13

Both of mine liked to hold their bottles around 5 months. DS likes his sippy cup, but I don't worry about switching until a year old.

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25513 posts
24th Apr '13

My daughter was Ms. Independent at like 4 months lol my son (boys are such babies lol) was like never haha I switched him to a sippy with handles at a year old and we worked on that.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
24th Apr '13

my 7 month old has been holding his own bottle forever but he still doesnt know to hold it up. I introduced a sippy cup at 6 months with both of mine and my 7 month old does great with it and my 2 year old was of a bottle and completely on a sippy a week after his first birthday hoping my lo is that easy

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
24th Apr '13

DD is 9 months old and is EBF so she has only had a few bottles. She has been on a sippy cup since she was 4 months old and still won't hold it herself. Even if she had a bottle feeding time is bonding time so I always hold my baby even when she gets her sippy cup also she has a tendency to choke on fluids so I like having her nearby when she is getting anything liquid.