Friday, May 22, 2015

Mini Milestone

The baby is still refusing to walk as a main mode of transportation though he has demonstrated that he has the ability, just not the desire.  That's fine.  Little Miss walked at 14-15 months.

That out of the way, I've been working with him on using a cup for 6 months now.  He never holds his bottle so it's been a challenge to get him to hold a cup.  He'll drink from a sippy cup if I hold it for him, but I'm not going to hold his cup for him. I had a hard spout and a flexible spout. He greeted with the same level of enthusiasm - none. He got pretty good at throwing the cups, too. So, a week ago, a friend suggested these cups. I purchased, and they delivered yesterday. This morning, I gave him some water, and he picked up the cup and drank. Just like that! It'll take awhile before I'll take him off the bottle completely only because it's day one with the cup. I'll keep his milk in a bottle until he starts to really intake liquids from the cup and then make the switch.

He's great at eating any and all food.  He's just bad at figuring out when to chew and swallow so, with meats in particular, he chokes and vomits which is lovely.  My thought is that's the only way he's going to learn to shove less food in his mouth.  In the meantime, we're limiting how much food is on his tray so he can't overstuff.  There's not much food he won't eat though he loves Cheerios (as do all kids).  Shortly, I'll be able to cook him up some toddler food, but I don't think he's there yet.  I do roast him veggies and give those to him.  He likes the sweet potatoes and black bean mix, but he just really enjoys any food that we're eating.  Makes him feel like a big boy and so proud of himself.


Sanna said...

We had lots and lots of cups until we fund the right one. And then it just works.

Love, Sanna