that’s bottle to all you laymen.
and now i have to take it away. help.
with Emily and Josh it was so simple. mostly, i think, because they weren’t any more attached to the bottle as they were to the sippy. it was all the same to them. so, at 13 months, mommy swooped in and took the bottles away. they were none the wiser. and dr. friedman was pleased.
Isabella is different. she’s attached. she has a bottle before bed…and gets so nice and cuddly. she has a bottle when she wakes up. it’s comforting to her. she also will not, under any circumstances, don’t even try mommy, drink milk from a sippy cup. water? sure. watered down orange juice? of course. but if i dare give her milk in her sippy cup…she will have no part of it. “NO!”she’ll scream and toss the sippy across the floor.
so…how do i do it? how do i take away something that’s incredibly comforting to her…and get her to continue drinking milk once i do??
she’s going to be 18 months on thursday. i’m been in denial for the last 5 months. it’s time. help!