Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The (Anti) Sippy Cup Revolution

I might as well face it. I am going to be one of those mothers.  The ones maligned in playgroups and motherhood forums.  Yes, you guessed it--I'm still going to be giving my baby a bottle after she's a year old.  Other mothers will give me dirty looks in public or smirk about my inferior parenting skills.  How could I do such a thing?  Don't I know that doomhorrordentistbillsOMG will descend upon my head?

Okay, maybe that's a bit dramatic, but I have heard people talk about how horrible it is for babies to have bottles after a year old.  The truth is, they need to be convincing my 11 month old.  I'm on board.  We've bought multiple types of sippy cups (about 3 more types not pictured below), but my daughter will have none of them.  Now, some of you might remember an earlier post about sippy cup success.  It seemed that she would initially take the type on the bottom right, and she will chug water spiked with a dash of fruit juice out of the darn thing.  But milk?  Not so much.
My enemies

The doctor told me at Kira's 9 month checkup that she should be drinking out of sippy cups by a year.  He forgot to mention how to accomplish this feat against a willful baby.  Lately, Kira's favorite game is "drink an ounce from the cup, then see how far I can throw it."  You might be thinking that maybe she isn't thirsty, but that is not the case.  She'll take the rest of the milk in a bottle.  

It appears that she is having her own little revolution.  She doesn't care about anyone else's plans.  She wants the bottle, and that is what she will have.  Mommy, doctors, and random passersby cannot change her mind.  

Vive le biberon!


  1. Don´t worry! Kids will always do what they want whenever they want no matter how hard you try! What´s important (at least for me) is that they eat & believe me, when you least expect it, they´ll switch. I remember when everyone told me that I should put them to bed, alone even if they cryed their lungs out!! To hear them cry is something I just can´t handle and ended up bringing them to my bed and cuddling until they fell asleep. It´s had its toll but I wouldn´t have it any other way! Just follow your heart and theirs as well.

    Hope you have a great week, your friend from Voiceboks


  2. What a funny post! I love it! My daughter had a similar problem. She would not take a bottle. I was tied to her - or, more correctly, she was fastened to me - for a good nine months! She actually didn't wean until three years old. I didn't mind, because I liked to read, and the only chance I got was when she nursed, lol! She's 11 now. Relax - you'll get through it.
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    Hope you're having a great day!