(photo taken in Mar 2010)
Few nights ago, I made milk for Vyktore & milo (milk plus 1 scoop of milo) for Faythe. When she got her bottle, we had a lil conversation.
Faythe: Mommy, when can I stop drinking from the bottle?
I was quite taken aback when she asked this. Seriously, I’ve never forced her to drink from bottle till now, but it has never crossed my mind when I want to wean her off from bottle since she has never complain anyway. She was once weaned from her bottle when she was 2, then she stopped drinking for sometime, in the end we started it again.
Mommy: Hmm..why, you don’t want to drink from the bottle anymore?
Mommy: You can drink from the cup, but if you do that, it will spill all over the car, and your mil will go like this n this (pretending to be milo swinging left n right) n oops…spilled on your baju.
Faythe: hahaha *She laughed, then started drinking her milo and never did brought the question up again*
She usually drinks in the car in the morning, so I came up with that reason since I couldn’t think of anyway to tell her that she can drink from cup if she wants to.
Now the million dollar question, when should I start weaning her off the bottle? I don’t have problem with her drinking from bottle since she (as well as Vyktore) does not have the habit of falling asleep with the bottle. But probably sometimes she feels weird sucking on it.
Time to introduce the straw & cup probably. But with that, she won’t be able to enjoy the drink lying down, that’s the down side of it.
Does your 5yo still drinks from bottle? What are your plans?