We're not here to judge, but isn't it about time Suri gave the bottle a rest?
It's not like we're accusing Katie of not doing her job, but in every picture we see of Suri Cruise, she's STILL clutching her "ba ba." Although, since Suri's going on 2 1/2, she's likely not talking baby talk anymore-- so why is she drinking out of a baby bottle? Is this normal toddler behavior, or is Suri so freaked out by the constant attention of the paparazzi she's already got a drinking problem?Pediatrician and momlogic contributor Dr. Cara Natterson thinks Suri might have a hard time giving up her bottle now that she's older, "The issue with trying to get a child weaned off the bottle has more to do with ease than anything--a 1-year-old is often much more willing to try a new cup than a 2-year-old.
And dentists like kids to switch too, says Dr. Cara. "They like to have the bottle gone before the second birthday too...not because bottles cause buck teeth (they don't) but because the rubber nipple plus the sugar in the milk or juice in the bottle can equal tooth decay."
Ready to wean your child? Here's how Dr. Cara did it:
"I transitioned my own kids just after their first birthday--they kept the morning and night bottles but only got sippy, straw, or open cups during the day. Once they mastered cups (within a few weeks) we traded
out the last two bottles."
What do you think: When should a toddler put down the bottle and raise a sippy cup?