Sunday, January 04, 2009

Operation Big Boy

One of our goals this summer is to get Maximo off the bottle. This is going to be no easy task. He drinks from a sippy cup during the day to have juice and water, though he only drinks maybe 4-5 oz. throughout the day.

So, in theory, he CAN drink from a sippy cup. On the other hand, we have a bit of a milk addict... He drinks about 32 oz. a day (4 - 8 oz. bottles). I know it's a bit excessive and he definitely depends on the bottle to soothe himself to sleep.

This morning we gave him a sippy full of milk rather than his bottle. He did okay. He didn't drink much, but he also didn't scream bloody murder either (this maybe due to the fact that he slept 12 1/2 hours last night). We're going to try to transition him from the bottle to the sippy cup. So, the plan is that we give him a sippy cup for his morning milk for a couple days, then replace his other bottles every few days.

I know this isn't going to be easy, but at least we have time now (and a little more patience?) since we're on summer break.

Speaking of big boys... Look at his little Fred Flintstone feet in his new Spiderman sandals for the beach. How cute!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I love his little feet!! Good luck with the sippy cup mission! :)