Re: February Infants & Toddlers
posted at 2/14/2013 8:44 AM EST
Poppy - I don't have any advice, but I hope the pedi is able to help you out. This is a long time to be dealing with sleep deprivation!
IPW - Glad the trip went well and DS liked Facetime! It's funny to think how our kids will never know life without this stuff! I didn't even use the internet until I was 16, and DS already knows (sort of) how the iPad works, though he pretty much just likes it to look at pictures of himself :-).
I have a daycare/bottle weaning question: Our pedi, as I've mentioned, wants us to try and have DS off bottles by 1 year. Considering he'll be 1 next Tuesday, we're not going to make that, but we've made good progress -- cut down to 3 per day, and only 11 oz. total.
Yesterday when I picked him up from daycare, the provider said he needed more formula (he gets one 4 oz. bottle there now) -- that he was making a big fuss and throwing his sippy at her when she tried to give it to him. Turns out, all the other babies (all within a few months of his age) get 2 bottles a day, and he wants one when he sees theirs.
We recently cut out his second daytime bottle and he has zero problem with it at home, but he's very aware of what other people are eating/drinking and always wants some, but it's not particularly an issue of hunger or thirst. Of course, when he refuses his sippy of water b/c other kids are getting bottles, he DOES get thirsty. Self-fulfilling prophecy! In any case, DH suggested giving daycare two 3 oz bottles so he's drinking at the same time as the other kids. It's a bit more total then he gets at home, but not a lot. I'm just worried about whether this will set us back on getting him off bottles. Will we have to keep giving him one at daycare so long as other kids are getting them??