Health Tip: Weaning Baby From a Bottle

Health Tip: Weaning Baby From a Bottle

(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 wean baby:

  • 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 meal.

  • Let your child drink slowly, offering a small amount of liquid in the cup.

 
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