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January 18th, 2011, 08:19 PM
MaggieLizer's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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If your baby holds their bottle when did they start?

I remember around 4 months he was able to hold his bottle a bit but now he won't at all. We switched to big 11 oz Avent bottles so I wonder if maybe they are just to big for him to hold now. It seems like he just doesn't want to hold his bottle though so I wonder if he ever will.
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January 19th, 2011, 04:01 AM
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DD was holding her bottle well and truly by this age. Ashton is almost 8 months and still wont hold his bottle. He will grasp it every now and then by drops it.
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January 19th, 2011, 06:39 AM
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Nope, Sam will rest his hands on the bottle but doesn't really hold it. My dd never held her own bottle, ever! I sort of thought that Sam being in daycare as a baby would help him learn to hold the bottle since I figured they would encourage it but since he is the youngest baby there and there are only 3 other kids in his class they actually love cuddling and feeding him so I don't blame him for not holding his bottle! I wouldn't either LOL and at home I like to feed and cuddle too so I think he just has no incentive to do it on his own!
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January 19th, 2011, 10:08 AM
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Ellie rests her hands on the bottle but won't hold it up for herself. When it's empty she likes to hold it and play with it.
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January 20th, 2011, 08:37 AM
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Yes and no. Caleb will reach for his bottle and gets excited when he sees it. He'll hold it for the first couple of minutes and then wants me to hold it for him. LOL
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January 20th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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sometimes. but more often than not, he is pushing with both hands against each other on the bottle and it ends up being pushed out of his mouth.
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January 20th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Austin holds her bottle just recently on her own (4.5 months) she is pretty forceful and sometimes mugs herself of it also.
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January 21st, 2011, 01:30 PM
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first off, Gaby NEVER did. Even at 12mo

Emersyn REFUSES to let anyone else hold the bottle now! She started holding it when she was about 5mo I guess, and like I said, now she won't let anyone feed her, she has to feed herself. Admittedly it makes my job a little easier but it also makes me feel a little un-needed!

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