Health Tip: Weaning Baby from a Bottle
Suggestions for 'upgrading' to a cup
(HealthDay News) -- 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.
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