Our son was 2 and a half before we tried to get him to give up the bottle (which he promptly did, thanks to the 'fairies' and a nice present), but is that too long? What's the optimum age for a child to stay on the bottle?
asked 04 Jun '10, 23:34
Our pediatrician recommended attempting to stop at 1 year. Most of the literature I've read also recommends weaning off the bottle at 1 year.
I think our daughter was 16 months when she stopped and our son was 13 months. From personal experience I think it was easier to help my kids make the transition to a cup earlier than later.
answered 05 Jun '10, 07:41