Friday, July 25, 2008

Question of the Week

This is a slightly controversial topic that many parents debate heavily. How old is too old for a toddler to be drinking from a bottle?

Of all the celebrity babies in the spotlight right now, there is only one that seems to be getting people up in arms over this particular topic: Suri Cruise. Suri is often seen out and about with her mother Katie Holmes clutching a bottle in her hand. Many critics and “fans” are often heard criticizing both Katie and Tom Cruise for allowing their daughter, who is almost 2 1/2, to still suck on a bottle.

Drinking from a bottle after the first year of age has been shown to lead to oral developmental problems in children. At the age of one, often before, kids are able to learn how to drink from a sippy cup, so many people see that as the perfect age to start teaching them.

What do you think? Is there a problem with the fact that Katie and Tom allow Suri to carry a bottle with her 24/7?