We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
Jonah's first sign was "milk." We used this sign for nursing first, and when we introduced the bottle we used the sign "drink" for the bottle. Our reasoning was that my breastmilk would be replaced by cows milk eventually, and his bottle would be replaced by a sippy cup eventually. So the bottle would become a "drink" and the nursing would become "milk." It seemed logical at the time, but Jonah decided never to use the sign "drink." He began signing "milk" both for nursing and for his bottle. He completely self weaned to a sippy by twelve months (he wanted nothing to do with my boob or a bottle!) and even though we tried to show him the sign for "drink" he continued to use "milk."
Now that he is older, he uses the sign "milk" for any kind of drink. If he sees someone drinking from a cup or a water bottle, he signs milk. If he is thirsty, it is a guessing game to figure out what he wants to drink. We will offer him milk, but he throws that because he wants juice, or vice versa.
I've tried to introduce the signs for juice and water to him, but he has been so stubborn with this "milk=drink" thing.
Do you plan on using different signs for different drinks? Are you using different signs? How does your child respond to each one if you are already using these signs?
Click the blinkies!
Thank You, Pattyandthemoos, for my beautiful siggy!
We are using milk for nursing and water for water. They aren't getting anything else to drink yet. Not sure what we'll do later on.
Thank you peimum for my siggie
Dec 26 '08, BFP after 21 months thanks to acupuncture
Jan 14 '09, first u/s one strong heart beat
Jan 28, '09, second u/s, Surprise! two strong heart beats
Aug 13, '09 Arya and Eiley are born on what would have been their great grandmother's 105th birthday 365 Days in a Roe