I'm actually abit embarassed to ask this question for fear of reactions like those I got yesterday from MIL and extended family :-( same sh*t different day regarding their constant opinions and reactions to my ds and my parenting , I could go on all day about the rubbish I heard yesterday .
Does anyones 12month old still not hold their own bottle ? What about older than 12 months and still not holding it themselves ?
Ds doesn't . Goes and retrieves he's sippy cup all day long and drinks out of it on he's own . Drinks out of a cup on he's own . Out of a straw . But bottles, no.
2 Main reasons I think are a) he has long narrow nuk bottles , he can hold them but it's awkward. Their not as compact as the short fatter ones, and b ) I've never tried to " train" him to do it . I'm a believer in when he's ready he'll do it , and besides , when he does hold it all he does is play with it, squirt milk in hes eye , and drench himself with milk .
Someone on my behalf ( innocently ) decided to tell a whole baby shower crowd I'm still feeding a one yr old at night . Of course it was pure ridicule but when they discovered I actually have to - lift ds out the cot . Bring him to the couch . Feed him. Back in the cot . My goodness . To them it was laughable ???? It would have been more accepted had I said that I prop the
bottle under he's chin in the cot. Which is
what they suggested . Yeah , because the wriggle bum is really gonna sit still like a robot and not move and end up with a milk bed .
I think he'll be feeding at night for a
long time yet . Which means I'll be doing
this for a long time yet .
I feel like a moron . I feel like my son is behind in some major thing he SHOULD be doing .
Wow , what a ramble all over a bottle ( slinks away embarassed :-( .... Anyone ?
Ps - on a bright note , my every 2-3 hr waker since birth has for the last five nights gone to bed as usual at 7 , then woke again at 10pm and 2am for a feed , then up at 6. For him, this is AMAZING . Even if it doesnt last , I'm so proud of him that he's done a few longer stretches :-) as for me, I class this as one wake up only yay!!( 10:30 don't count in my book, I'm up anyway )
Anyway, bit*h and whine over sorry :-(