Monday, April 07, 2008

Bottle Blues

Matthew has reached that 'magic' age of 12 months. I've been trying for the past two to get him to take a sippy cup. He has rejected exactly 5 different cups. He is the only one of my kids who has not wanted to take a sippy. He's also the only one of my kids who has been on the bottle since birth, so I'm sure thats got something to do with it. I haven't done anything different with him than I did the other kids though, around 10 months bought him his first cup, starting working with him and he spit at me!

Well we continued to work on it, last night I saw a new kind of sippy for only 97 cents, so I picked one up. Well, wouldn't you know, the spitting is back.
I know its early, but does anyone have any tips?

I'd rather not run out and spend $7 on a sippy if he's just going to scream and throw it across the room. lol I have actually considered putting slow flow nipples back in his bottle to frustrate him some, and make him lean towards the sippy. I don't know if that would work though.