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.
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!