We went to a family gathering yesterday and dh was in charge of fixing dd baby bag. She has been drinking out of sippy cups for the past month. We are on a trial and error basis right now. Some cups she will drink out of and some she will not. Dh fix her cups with the wrong sippy cups yesterday. So we were at dh's aunt for about a couple of hours when dd got cranky. Dh went and got her sippy and gave it to her. I realize then we were going to have a problem. Dd put it in her mouth and knew it was the wrong cup and threw a fit. All the women were together and they just sat there and looked. MIL asked what was wrong and I told he the wrong sippy cup. She said, "she drinking out of a cup already?" I told her yeah(we don't see her often). By this time dh is driving to the nearest store to get her a bottle. One of his cousin looked at me and said "she is too young for a cup. Why are you forcing her?' I explained nicely that we brought the wrong cup. This led the conversation to how old everyone child was before they got off the bottle. MIL and the cousin said 2 years old. That when their kids woke up in the middle of the night they would shove a bottle in their mouth to shut them up. I got so irritated that I went over and sat with the guys and watch the football game and until dh came back. When it was time to leave dh and I said our goodbyes. His cousin screamed out "make sure you give that baby a bottle!" My questions is when do you think it is to old for a child to have a bottle? I know there may be some circumstances where a child stay on the bottle . But the way these ladies were talking they were being down right lazy.
By the way dd will be 9 months Friday
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