Watching your baby grow and conquer milestones one after another is an exciting time. Whether they are transitioning from crib to big boy/girl bed, ditching nap time, making a leap from crawling to walking, change is exciting.
When it comes to transitioning from the bottle, that can be a not so easy milestone to peg. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that the weaning process should begin around nine-months of age and end around 15-months. However, every baby is different and there is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to knowing what’s best for your child. It is important to remember that your child needs to kick the bottle habit before tooth decay sets in. So, here are so signs that might help you know that it is time for your little one to ditch the bottle.
They Can Sit Up By Themselves
Once your baby can sit up right, it is time to introduce them to the sippy cup!
They’re Interested In Solid Foods
When they are more interested in what you are eating, this is another sign that the bottle is on it’s way out.
They Eat From A Spoon
If they are already eating from a spoon, then they need to make the transition to being off the bottle. This will allow them to begin getting all of their nutrients from “real” food.
They’re Close To Their First Birthday
When baby is about to turn the big 01, then the bottle needs to g-o. If you continue to let baby use the bottle after one-years-old, it will make it harder for them to transition.