Bottle, bottle everywhere. I am wanting them all to disappear out of the house. I am done with bottles. We have been using bottles since Evie was a week old. Every day, cleaning multiple bottles and all the little parts that go with, depending on which type of bottle was used. And we used them ALL before finding one that Evie liked. (If you are wanting to try a bottle but don’t want to commit, come on over and go through our cupboard full of all the different types) We ended up finding two bottle brands that she liked, one was much more budget friendly than the other.
Evie will us a kids cup, the ones with straws mostly. She loves them. Sippy cups she does know how to use, but she likes the efficiency of a straw, and the ease of being able to drink that way. But if we dare to put milk in those cups we get shot the look of death. How dare we put milk in her precious cup! Milk does not go in those! She will not drink milk from them, she will only use these with water.
So what do we do? Is there a way to transition her over to a cup of some sort instead of bottles easily? I would rather have to deal with just a few cups that all the bottles we have in this house. I asked about this among some of my fellow moms. A few suggested a slow transition of making one bottle time each day, be switched to a cup instead. We will probably take this path, and accept that it will be a slow process.
Everly will eat 3 meals a day, and have snacks in-between, but she will also still drink 5 full bottles too. Going to check with our doctor to confirm what all she needs/should be consuming from all food categories, and see if our doctor has any suggestions. I guess I find myself in a place where I am questioning myself as a parent and what we are doing. Worried that maybe we are doing something wrong. Really, each child is different, and I have to remember that. Each family is different too, what works for one may not work for another. My Mom reminded me the other day that I lived off of milk until I was 3 or so! She asked the doctor about it and the answer was “Look at her, does she look worse for wear? She is healthy, and fine”. One thing is certain, I am looking forward to being done with bottles.
By what age was your little one totally off bottles? When was your little one off of formula and switched to only milk?