The transition away from a bottle can be a daunting one for parents. When to transition? How to transition? And what to transition to? These are all stressful questions for parents to answer.
As a SLP here’s what I did.
⭐️Once baby turns 12 months old I got rid of bottles completely. I did continue to nurse past this age but no more bottles.
⭐️I transitioned to straw cups (as pictured) and the munchkin 360 Cup. I introduced these cups at age 9 months at meal times to practice with.
⭐️Some people decrease bottle use gradually by eliminating one bottle feed every few days until bottles are eliminated. Some people get rid of all bottles at the same time and transition to an open cup or straw cup. Do what works for your little one!
What advice do you have for transitioning away from bottles?
This picture is SO old. I was going back through all my iPhone photos and found this one. Anyone wish they could turn back time for a little while? I would love to squeeze that baby again. He’ll be 4 soon! ❤️
Month 4 has been pretty good! I'm very tired because I'm just growing so much! I'm currently wearing 6month clothes and am transiting to size 3 diapers. Mommy and daddy give me prune juice each morning and night, so I'm not as uncomfortable anymore when I have to go potty. I love music, singing, grabbing and holding toys, practicing standing, and chewing on things (I've got at least 4 teeth coming in right now! #teethingsucks ). I'm not a fan of being warm, not having attention, or naps. I'm getting better at sleeping overnight and mommy is much happier because of it. She says I'm the cutest baby ever and got super excited when I rolled over today, even though I did it when she wasnt around. I'm so loved and I'm growing up way too fast! .
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Alyssa is 6 months old today! Time is flying by. Alyssa has learned how to roll from tummy to back, and from back to tummy (although she absolutely hates being on her tummy), hold her own bottle when she wants to, has started eating purée foods and is starting to interact with people more and more! She’s starting to look over when people call her name, and loves to smile. 💜 these past six months have been the most wonderful six months of our lives.
Second post today, but after months of worrying about Nora’s size and hoping she’d catch up, she was 18 lbs (43rd percentile)and 29 inches (89th percentile) today at her 9 month appointment (with a 64th percentile noggin)! You’d never guess she was a 4 lbs 11 oz baby now & we can all sleep a little easier ♥️ (& thanks for this cute snap, hubs) #noramarie
Eight Months old today Miss Neave 😊. This month you officially said “Dad” and since then you haven’t stopped saying it, with the occasional “Mum Mum” usually when you’re grizzly 😂🤨. This last week you have been pulling yourself up on ALL furniture to stand and you now refuse to be put down to sit, you want to stand all day, so along with your new trick I have officially lost all personal space I may have been clinging onto between you and your brother 😬. And if you’re not crawling/pulling yourself up on me, you’ll be watching intently, either me or big bro 👀 (see bath picture 😂) It was a big month of celebration, we welcomed baby cousin Max into the world and celebrated Reubens 3rd birthday. You are very inconsistent with sleep, some nights you will wake just once and others you’ll be up hourly 🤯🆘 let’s just blame teething for that one 😬🤞🏼. Oh, and you’re still putting up with Reubens shenanigans, and think he’s the bees knees 😎🐝 #goodbyefreedom#hellobusybaby
Forgive me if I get a little emotional ... the Divine Miss Z performed in her end-of-year ballet concert this week, and I have been floating on a cloud of love and gratitude ever since. //
The whole day was a dream for me ... more than just seeing her beautiful dancing ... I saw her character ... focus and dedication beyond her years ... strength and confidence that only really get to shine when the pressure is on ...
And I was privileged to be there with her for the day ... helping her get dressed and find her way and grabbing a hurried dinner together before the second performance ... which is all normal mumma-stuff ... but not for me ...
Ten years ago ... maybe even five years ago ... I would not have had the physical strength to get through the day, or the emotional stamina to be her calm in the chaos.
The process has been gradual, but there are little milestones along the way ... little reminders to look back and see how far you’ve come ... moments of deep gratitude for the life you thought you might never have ...
And this, sweet friends, is one of them. 😭❤️
This gorgeous little beast finally lost his first tooth today, he was so proud!! Such a stunning sunset park walk too. Another reminder that my baby is growing up! 😍😬❤️🌞🌙 #dulwich#sunset#milestones#hitpause
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