My name is Tiffany and I have a confession to make... My children still have bottles! *Gasp.. hiss... BOOOOOO! Wait wait wait before you go reporting me to the "Bad Mommy Bureau" let me re-iterate my children still have a 2 oz. bottle of water to go to bed. I got them off milk bottles at 14 months just as a good Mommy should, but NOW I am in the running for Mommy failure of the year for water bottles at 20 months.
Am I ashamed of it? YES! Does it make my children content and happy? YES! Do I want to take them away? Hell to the NO!
This weekend we took them away! The evil villain I am took away the one thing that comforts Aaden more than anything in the world. I ripped away my 20 month olds most prized possession.. his "ba-ba."
Why you ask? Because of you Mommies! You Mommies and your "my kids switched to a cup at 12 months." You Mommies and your "does your pediatrician know he still has a bottle?" And BTW YES my pedi does know they still have bottles and she say NOTHING was wrong with it as long as it was just water. In fact she said it was better for their teeth than a pacifier, which my kids never liked.
Let me just explain this situation a little more. Noah likes the bottle, but he could give or take it. He is doing fine with this situation, although YES bedtime would be MUCH easier if he had it. Aaden on the other hand is IN LOVE with his bottle. He would take it quote "emmpy" that means empty, full, or heck even just the nipple alone. You hand it to him and out he goes to dream land with a sweet smile on his face.
So why again you ask? Because obviously if I am ashamed that they have these things for bedtime it must be wrong. Because obviously if I have Mommies saying these things to me it must be wrong.
Well POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP to you people! You are breaking mine and Aaden's heart. I hate hate hate hate this and I want NOTHING more than to hand my sweet little innocent son his 2 oz. of water in his Ba-ba to go to sleep. BLllllllllllleeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! This is TORTURE!
Please tell me this gets better!!!!!! Oh and we did replace the bottle with a sippy cup with a soft lid which some what helps, but oh so not the same thing. I told him the babas are for baby Hudson and he now gets a big boy bottle, to which I pretty much just get what seems to be some sort of an eye roll and then a sad "baba peasss?"
20 hours ago