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Caleb still cant use a sippy cup-he cant even tip up his bottles.
Granted he was breastfed til he was 8 months- so when he couldnt tip the bottles up himself at first I wasnt surprised but he still cant do it and will be 11 months next week.
I give him a sippy cup during meals but he just smashes his food with it.
Anyone graduate to a sippy straw cup instead of a tippy cup? I thought of trying that.
ALSO- kind of a separate question but on the subject of drinks-
How many bottles a day is average for his age? Im still just a couple months new at bottle feeding so i have no idea what is too much or too little for his age.
He seems to "snack" before both of his naps and guzzles sometimes 3 full 8 oz bottles throughout the night. Ive tried to get him to drink more before bed so he's not so hungry at night but havent had much success. could I give him water at night instead?
I openly admit i have no idea what im doing.
He has good sized meals 3 times a day and probably 1 snack mid afternoon besides his bottles.
Kendal has the same problem with being unable to tip her sippy. She can drink out of them laying down but not sitting. I bought her the Munchkin brand with a flexible straw. She is awesome at it!
Kendal gets 4 6oz bottles a day. Sometimes I give her 8oz in the morning instead of 6oz. She has a bottle at 8, noon, 4, and bedtime. (Give or take...I feed her when she's hungry, not on a schedule) Plus 3 meals during the day.
I'm not an expert but I don't think he should be drinking bottles during the night. Maybe its because he is used to nursing? If he is drinking and eating enough during the day then the nighttime wakeups are just him being fussy and wanting mama. Hope you figure something out!
Ah, the sippy cup challenge. Fun stuff. Definitely try different kinds. I don't allow Douglas to drink lying down, otherwise he would have gotten all this down pat months ago.
As for bottles, Douglas also has four 6-ounce bottles a day. He doesn't eat at night. You could try water one night and if he is ok and doesn't demand milk, then he'll likely want more milk during the day. You just have to try it and see.
ok, I wasnt sure if he really needed even one bottle at night. I just feel a little challenged because he WILL NOT have a bottle in the evening no matter what I try .He just wont take one-so i feel like he's gunna be really hungry in the middle of the night/early A.M. so i always give him one.
Maybe I can beef up his dinner a bit so he will stay full through the night.
Its hard right now to deal with his crying at night because of our current situation -dd, ds, dh and I are all in one room-so i just do what keeps him quiet so everyone can sleep. *sigh*
Im going to try bigger dinners and see if that helps! thanks ladies-im glad to have an idea of at least how many bottles during the day is ok.