Health Tip: Weaning Baby From a Bottle12/31/13
(HealthDay News) -- Babies are typically ready to be weaned from
a bottle at age 12 months to 18 months.
The University of California San Francisco suggests how to help
- Choose a time of fairly low stress, and avoid times of change
such as a move or a new sibling.
- Let your child begin using and playing with a cup, even without
liquid, between ages 3 months to 6 months.
- Between ages 8 months to 10 months, offer baby a sippy cup
instead of a bottle at one of the usual smaller feedings, and
continue this for a week.
- Each week, substitute a sippy cup for a bottle at one different
- Let your child drink slowly, offering a small amount of liquid
in the cup.
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