Health Tip: Weaning Baby from a Bottle

By on July 20, 2010

As babies grow into toddlers, it’s time to take away the bottle and transition to a cup.

The Nemours Foundation suggests how to wean babies of their bottles:

  • Instead of a bottle, offer baby a “sippy cup” to drink from.
  • Praise your child for using the cup, saying that it’s for “big kids.”
  • Gradually replace the milk in the bottle with water by slowly diluting it over a number of days. This should cause your child to lose interest in the bottle.
  • Hide bottles where your child can’t see them.

Source: HealthDay

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