By the time your baby masters one milestone, they're on to the next one. Whether it's transitioning from a bassinet to a crib, dropping a nap, or crawling one minute and walking the next, constant change is the only inevitable in your little one's life. The same goes with their feeding habits. Thankfully, if you're a formula mom (or a breastfeeding mom who pumps!) there are a few signs your baby should stop using a bottle that'll let you know when it's time to help your babe move on to something bigger, better, and probably (read: definitely) messier.
So, why wean at all? Well, it's important to kick the bottle before your child develops tooth decay due to a prolonged attachment. And if your little one uses a bottle to help them sleep at night, they could develop sleep issues, too. Another important reason to wean is to help teach your baby necessary feeding skills, which have a direct influence on their development and health. So if you aren't sure if our baby's ready to transition, here are some signs it's time to ditch the bottle.