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Transitions to Toddlerhood – Mama Has Questions
February 19, 2012 By 9 Comments
Gabriella has been drinking her whole milk from a MAM bottle since she turned one. She had been drinking water from different sippy cups from about six or seven months. And, before that she was nursed. Which brings us to present day at fifteen months. She will still only drink her whole milk from the MAM bottle and water from a sippy. I have bought several kinds some with straws and some without, but nothing seems to work. She will take one swig, make a face, and throw the cup down. Of course I get frustrated because I know she wants her milk so I give in and just pour it into the bottle.
I’d really like to transition her before our upcoming weeklong trip next month. Washing and sterilizing bottles is NOT this Mamas favorite task especially when I don’t have a dishwasher. So, I guess you could say that I am most concerned about switching her from bottle to sippy for my own selfish motivations. Do any of you moms out there have any suggestions for us transitioning her to drinking milk out of sippy?
The next transition I am trying is to have Gabriella sleep with a blanket rather than in a sleep sack. She has been in a sleep sack or swaddled since birth. I’ve started putting a blanket in her crib when she takes a nap, but this girl wants NOTHING in her crib when she sleeps! I’ve also tried no sleep sack and guess what – she doesn’t care! I mean, I could put 631 stuffed animals and one blanket into the crib with her and she will throw every single thing out of the crib before she goes to sleep. WHAT?! Maybe she just doesn’t like to share her sleep space? So obviously she has no “lovey” as that thing wouldn’t stand a chance. Taking suggestions – please and thank you!