baby turns one, he probably eats less baby foods and more soft foods from the
table. He is probably "co-feeding" right now. He finger feeds himself and you
still need to help him with the spoon. This is the time to think about
transitioning away from the bottle to a cup. If you are breastfeeding, you can
still add a cup at mealtimes to give your baby that new experience. All
toddlers are different.
the weaning technique that will work for your toddler.
Four ways to wean a toddler from a bottle:
your baby is close to his first birthday, put regular milk in cups at
Never put regular milk in a bottle. When you are finished with the formula, get
rid of the bottles.
reduce the amount of milk that you offer in the bottle.
toddler is drinking 8 ounce bottles, reduce the amount to 6 ounce bottles for a
week. Then reduce to 4 ounce bottles for
a week. Then reduce to 2 ounce bottles
for a week. And get rid of the bottles.
your baby turns 1 year old, offer only water in the bottle.
milk in a cup. Your toddler will learn to prefer the cup.
the number of bottles.
toddler is drinking 4 bottles a day, reduce to 3 bottles a day for a week. Then
reduce to 2 bottles a day, then 1 bottle a day. Get rid
of the last bottle.
your toddler from bottles and spill proof cups by 12 to 14 months of age. Your
toddler needs 2 cups of milk each day. That’s 16 ounces of milk.
are breastfeeding, try adding a cup at mealtimes. Also, try to breastfeed your
toddler or older baby after she has eaten her meal. She will breastfeed a bit
less and weaning will begin to occur naturally.