Monday, August 1, 2011

Bottle Battles 2011

Going away from the bottle is truly the first "problem" we've had with K, so I really can't complain, but boy has this been a pain.

Honestly, it really doesn't bother me that much that she still occasionally uses a bottle - it's not like she's going to be attached to it when she's 18. But, it really didn't dawn on me to look up information about it until after she turned 1.

It was then that I learned that many kids start going away from a bottle around this age. So for about a month now we've been trying to get away from the bottle. Oh well! That's what Kathryn gets for having a mommy who doesn't obsess about the "rulebook" of timelines.

So now we find ourselves in a Bottle Battle. Kathryn is a pro when it comes to drinking water out of a sippy cup. Easy peasy. However, once milk is that same sippy cup, it's all over. She only wants a bottle.

We've tried every sippy cup in the book: short ones, tall ones, one with handles, one that even kind of looks like a bottle - Kathryn can't be fooled.
We hadn't used the one with handles in a while, so tonight I brought that one out of the vault. It worked for about 2 seconds.
Kathryn found the sippy cup to be better used as a bracelet holding devise
Although I don't normally like to give in, I put the same milk from the sippy cup into a bottle. And what do you know - she sucked the whole thing down.
So now we continue the battle. I know it's not the most difficult thing we'll ever run into, but for now, it's what's on our plate...searching for the perfect sippy cup. Oh, how our priorities have changed.


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