We've been talking about breaking the boys' bottle habit for a couple of years now. 5 years old, and still on the bottle. Not to mention in diapers. But, one developmental problem at a time.
So every once in awhile we talk about the fact that we are just going to have to quit bottles cold turkey, and force the sippy cups on them. I know they are physically able to drink from sippy cups; it's a sensory thing. Zack can actually drink from a regular cup. But the only way we can drink on-the-go is if they can manage sippy cups and/or straws. Both would be nice, actually, but again -- one battle at a time.
I want to do this bottle battle before it gets warm out, and I have to worry that they are dehydrated. It's rained the past few days and dehydration is about the last thing we worry about right now. Seems like maybe a good time to give it a go, right? I'm thinking Monday morning, we offer them sippy cups.
Okay is it totally backing out on the plan if I give them their morning milk in a bottle first, and THEN start the nothing-but-sippy cups routine? Because the thing is, I put their vitamin supplement in their morning milk, and I really want them to take that. Plus, if they don't have that morning drink, therapy is likely to go badly that morning. Maybe that's what I'll do. Wish us luck.
1 week ago