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No More Bottles

At Coen's 12 month appointment, we were told to wean him off formula, transition him to milk and then wean him from bottles.  Both of those things needed to happen between 12 to 18 months, but the sooner the better.

Transitioning him to milk was no problem.  He prefers that it's warmed up a bit, but outside of that, takes it like a champ.  We had to mix the formula for a bit but when we didn't, he didn't notice either.

Then Monday, I suggested that S. just do a sippy at naptime to see if he would take it and he did!  So then the rest of the day, he got milk in a sippy before his naps and bedtime and we didn't do bottles.  Tuesday continued the same way and then Wednesday as well.

S. actually mentioned that Coen was more interested in his cold sippy of milk after his nap than he was with having it beforehand... but still no struggle to take it down.  Just did it.

Is it really that easy?

I realized going into this transition, it was going to be harder on me than on him, but I had to go in cautiously.  Now, I continue to be cautious because I fear that he'll not always be this okay with this transition and might retreat back to a bottle if it's seen or given.  We would give him one, now that we're trying to cut it cold turkey, but still... it's just hard on me to realize that my baby is not only no longer nursing but also not taking a bottle!

Seems so quick and painful... for me.  I guess it's like ripping off a band-aid really quick.  Sometimes you just have to do it that way and while it will hurt for a second, it will go away.

Comments

Sassytimes said…
Awww...isn't it sad when they start giving up baby things? Transitions are always harder on us than them. Such a big boy! Can't wait to see how adorable he is going to be as a big brother. ;)
That is awesome, I am glad he transitioned so well with everything! Such a big boy now!!

What sippy cups do you use? Henry is using cups and has a couple he uses, but wasn't sure if there was a good brand or style to use when transitioning them from a bottle to cup or feeding them before bed in place of a bottle. For instance he has one with more like a nipple/soft top and a regular sippy cup. Just curious as we will be doing this soon :)
Both Isaac and Ezra adjusted really well to sippy cups! So glad it isn't a fiasco for Coen. :)

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