Monday, October 1, 2007

Weaning

Within the next two months, I want to wean Porgie from the bottle. I have fruitlessly tried to give her milk in a sippy cup, but she refuses to drink it. She only likes to drink water from her sippy cup. Yes, Porgie is a pain in the ass.So, I decided to offer her milk in a cup with a straw. Although she seemed very satisfied at first, she quickly realized that she could pull the straw out of the lid. Needless to say, the cup with the straw didn't last very long.

I decided to try another cup - the Nuby Flip-It No-Spill Straw Cup. I have managed to get Porgie to drink two or three ounces of milk within an hour. If we keep practicing, I know we can be bottle free by Novemeber. Wish me luck...

9 comments:

Eva said...

Good luck!

We're nowhere close to bottle-weaning. We should be closer but I am unmotivated. I mean, she doesn't even hold her bottle. She is like a tiny baby, drinking her milk. I hesitate to give that up. Plus, I am not interested in wandering downstairs in the middle of the night to get together a sippy cup when she awakens. No siree.

Cagey said...

Arun also would not drink from a sippy cup. We use the Playtex strawed cups with pretty good success. They leak a little, but I don't like him drinking/eating in the car anyway.

Strawed cups are the way to go for speech development, by the way. Something about sippy cups affects that. Not that I did straws for that reason, I just found out about the speech thing afterwards. Straws are also better for the teeth cavity-wise.

An advantage of straws is that when you travel or eat in restaurants, you do not have to cart around special cups. Our cups rarely leave the house which is one less thing for me to forget.

Cripes. I cannot believe I did such a long comment on STRAWED CUPS.

Misguided Mommy said...

I HEART THAT CUP. IT IS THE ONLY CUP BRANDON WILL USE!

Suz said...

Hahahahahaha! We are in the exact same place, but completely lacking your drive. The boys are now down to one bottle a day and the rest of the time drinking from sippies but I worry they're not getting enough liquids because they still will take three sips and then through the thing across the room!

Lainey-Paney said...

Those Nuby straw sippers: those tubular/straw part on the inside---don't lose them! When we use those, I take that part out to wash by hand, set on the windowsill after washing, and run the rest through the dishwasher. I've learned that our little nipple basket in the dishwasher doesn't contain those little tubular/straw parts.

And----when going from bottle to sippy, Gage was VERY against it. We used a different Nuby bottle that truly saved my sanity. It looks like a bottle (tall & thin) & has a handle with it. It came with 3 interchangeable nipples: bottle, sippy, & "sport sipper". We got Gage used to that bottle nipple, and then gradually began using the sippy nipple w/ the same bottle, and he accepted it. One day I packed up all the old bottles, & all the bottle nipples. It was those Nuby bottles & sippy nipples from there on out.

Now, he's 2 & on the sippy. What he is not a fan of: any sippy with a hard spout. He really prefers the softer spouts.

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh, and I fully support skipping the sippy if you want & going straight to the straw if she'll do it. Carting sippies around & making sure you have just the "right" kind of nipple for a high maintenance toddler is a pain in the rear!

Catizhere said...

Well, there's a problem I don't think we're going to have with Will. That kid WANTS A BIG BOY CUP!!

He will toss his sippies away if Maggie has a cup and try to get hers. He tries to steal sips from my water bottle, and he tries to drink the bath water from the little stacking cups tub toys.

Em said...

Your more patient than me!

I decided at 11months'ish he could no longer have bottles and took them off him, first time he went to bed without milk and soon learnt that if he didnt drink from them he got nothing! Cruel mummy, he had had a massive tea so wasnt worried!

Gonna give straws a go just read Cagey comments!

Paula said...

I hated that nuby straw cup....pain in the arse to get back together..

I'm pretty lucky, Ella will drink out of any kind of sippy/cup. She was pretty easy to break of the bottle. I just did it, cold turkey! It wasn't too bad...