Friday, February 20, 2009

I wish I would have listened to the Dr.

When the doctor told us the bottle has to be taken away at 12 months, I blew him off. What did the old man know anyway. Its just not possible. Reed uses table food for throwing, not eating. He needs the bottle or he will starve.

Six months later, the doctor just assumes Reed is off the bottle. I didn't correct him. I feel way guilty, both for lying to the good Doc, but because Reed should have been weaned a long time ago.

Supposedly, If you dont take the bottle away at 12 months they get attached. It becomes a security object. Well, if that not the silliest, nonsensical thing I have ever heard.
Then I saw this.... I think its time to take the bottle away. I think next weekend... Maybe.


sarabowles said...

HAHAHAHA!!! I thought I was the only one that gave my kids a bottle until they were potty trained. What do Doctors know anyway. They don't have to be up all night with the crying kids.

Flying Princess said...

My baby would have rather died than take a bottle until she was a year old. Then she would ONLY drink juice from a bottle and milk from a sippy cup. My kids are weird.

I have a picture of her a week before her second birthday where she his hugging THREE bottles. I'm not sure when I took them away, but I remember she didn't have juice for about a week.

Take it for what it's worth, she still sucks her thumb and has a snuggly blanket. I also let all my kids sleep on their bellies against the doctor's suggestions.

You are the mom, you do what's right for your kid.

Also, with my picky eater (the boy) he had a cubed cheese and ham diet for about two years. I even made it fun by cutting the cheese (hehe) into squares and triangles so he could build ham and cheese cities. Boys! I tell ya!

{tiffany} thomson said...

Those are way cute pictures! Good luck with weaning! I need to do that with Max off of me in the next few weeks- wish me luch.