My son just turned 1 on April 21. I'm trying to wean him from his bottle but he is so addicted to bottles! He starts smiling and laughing everytime he sees one. He will hit a sippy cup away if I try to give it to him! Any ideas?Answer Question
Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 1:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 1:28 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by Owl_Feather at 1:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
The longer you wait, the harder it ill be on both of you. A 1 yr old is more than capable of using a sippy cup and really has no need for a bottle anymore. The worse thing you can do is let it become a security item for him. Trust me, get rid of the bottles so you won't be tempted to give in and make the sippy cup available to him. You'll be surprised how quickly he'll go for it and you won't have to go through security withdrawl later. I think it's selfish to let a baby become attached to a bottle just because mom wants to keep them a baby longer. It is so much more traumatizing once they have switched the need for a bottle from feeding to security and it gets taken away than to take it before it gets to that point. Why put your baby through that... really... do it now. You'll be glad you did.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 2:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
You don't have to take them all away at once. I started with one at a time. My son has a bottle in the afternoon so I gave him a choice I filled the bottle with just water and the sippy cup with juice or milk. He got used to the sippy cup in the afternoons next week is morning and then night. He is a quick little guy. Just be patience and good luck.
Answer by momavanessa at 3:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by masonsmom2389 at 4:14 PM on Apr. 30, 2009