Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Bottle Battle

Well, my pediatrician says that it is time to give up the bottle. I guess she doesn't know how long it took for me to give up the swing, even though he hadn't actually sat in the thing for atleast 6 months before I finally packed it away into the attic. I still can't actually bring myself to get rid of it. So...the bottle...that is going to be a hard one for us...ahem...him. He LOVES his bottle. Just like my breastfeeding friends who can't stop pulling out their parts even though their children are old enough to literally ask them for it USING WORDS....Hayes loves the bottle. He is one year old and still drinks atleast 6 bottles a day. This has lately become a problem, since he is also eating more solids. Do you know what happens when a little boy fills his belly beyond its limits? Yes least favorite part about being a mommy, besides the morning preschool drop-off that is.....yack. He eats until he barfs. GROSS! So, Addie and I made our way to walmart last night to find a sippy cup that will still feel like a bottle. We failed. He hates it. This morning I even took the top to a sippy cup and screwed it on his bottle. It looked almost just like his bottle. He still hated it. He even threw it across the room and looked at me like I had two heads. What in the world am I going to do? As we speak, he is laying on a Dora pillow in the floor watching Little Bill clutching an empty bottle that he has long ago devoured. I'm such a sucker.

1 comment:

crazycommamomma said...

Giving up the bottle is hard, for us and for them! We went through this same thing when Damon was a year old, Carrie. He hated sippies, wanted nothing to do with them.

Ultimately, I think you just have to remind yourself that... well, you're bigger than he is! ROFL I know it's easier said than done, but really, it IS that simple. If you don't give him a bottle, he won't have a bottle. If his only option is the sippy, he'll use the sippy... eventually. It's more a question of who will give in first... you or him!!

Of course, you know all of this. You've done this before! And I know that it's really easy for me to sit here and say this, when I'm not the one dealing with a boy who wants his bottle (as much as I miss my babies, I do thank God every day that those days are behind me now! bwahahahahahaha).

This too shall pass... and then it'll be the next "big thing." There's always something!!!!