She Won’t Let Go Of The Bottle
My baby girl never breast-fed for more than three months. Even during the three months, it was inconsistent. She hated her pacifier and didnâ€™t suck on her fingers or thumb. But lately, she canâ€™t get enough of that sucking feeling. Did I do her an injustice?
I didnâ€™t force anything on her. If she didnâ€™t want it, I didnâ€™t make her take it. I liked the fact that she didnâ€™t need the pacifier to go to sleep. It was the same for her brother. However, in the last few weeks, it seems that sheâ€™s in a sucking phase and Iâ€™m not sure how to handle it.
Iâ€™ve given her a special lovely that she cuddles with. She shoves her fingers in her mouth or even grabs mine to suck on. I, reluctantly, showed her her old binky but she just chomped on it and spit it out. I was grateful for that.
The biggest challenge right now is that she still drinks from a bottle. Before sheâ€™d drink from a sippy or even a regular cup with a straw. Now she wants nothing to do with either. She only wants a bottle. To make matters worse, she bites through every nipple.Yes, she has more teeth coming through. Maybe itâ€™s soothing for her, I donâ€™t even know anymore.
Iâ€™m at a loss. Iâ€™m sure the answer is very clear; get rid of the bottles. Maybe I just donâ€™t want to lose the â€śbabyâ€ť in her yet.
Have you had similar challenges with your baby/toddler?
Kristi Gilbert also known as The Robot Mommy started blogging after successfully getting her son to eat by talking like a robot. She then transformed into said robot and has been writing about her familyâ€™s adventures ever since. Inspired by her infant daughter, imaginative toddler son and supportive husband, she documents life as she knows it: chaotic, coffee soaked and filled with awesomeness.