Bottle breaking your baby – when to take the bottle away, how to wean your baby from a bottle:
At one year of age, a lot is now expected of your baby. Most people associate baby’s first birthday with “bottle weaning“.
Every child is different though, and only you will know when the time is right. By 15 months, you should at least attempt bottle weaning.
Be prepared for a few difficult days or nights.
Have baby throw away his bottles. Have your son or daughter throw each bottle away, one by one, saying bye bottle, bye ba ba.
Take the trash out too so there is no temptation to give in.
Do not give in. This is the hardest part, but be patient.
Looking back, I wish I wouldn’t of gotten my son accustomed to bottles in his crib, but at the time it was the only way to soothe him to sleep.
No type of cup will replace a bottle… but as Mothers, it’s our job to break this habit, so just know you are facing a challenge… but you will make it through.
The bottle serves as a source of comfort to many babies, so give it time.
I chose to break the bottle and binky habit at different times, and once both has been discarded out of my son’s life I plan to reward him with the transition from crib to toddler bed.