He’s child #4. It shouldn't be this hard, right?!
Weaning this baby from a bottle has been painful. For us all.
Husband finally said what I needed to hear, “he’s just not ready.”
What happened to my free-spirited approach to letting our children lead the way? Maybe because I took this approach with child #3, whose 3 years old, and he still takes a baby bottle late at night to relax. Perhaps that’s ‘embarrassing’ for me? But should it be? I mean, there are moms I know who still breastfeed their 5 year olds.
Back to child #4. He’s still only 12 months and he drinks fine from a regular cup and/or straw, but he’s adamant about his bottle during the night.
I’m discovering that it’s not an issue of sustenance, but rather comfort. Letting go of this comfort is tough – offering the same beverage in the wrong vessel just leads to meltdown.