Friday, July 8, 2011

Code word...

Eli & Emerson still take a bottle *sigh*. I'm so over the bottle, they're 26 months old shouldn't they be over the bottle too? I mentioned before that we were down to just one bottle in the morning before our move. Since the move Eli's desire for his bottle has increased 10 fold and we've been giving in more than we should (and when I say we I mean Marcus haha).

Anyways if Marcus or I happen to mention the word bottle Eli gets hysterical and starts crying for one, so Marcus and I have derived a code word. Now instead of saying bottles we say pickles. Which is super confusing and kind of hilarious.

The other day I came out of my office and Eli was throwing a fit. I asked Marcus what he wanted and Marcus said, "he saw the pickles and now he wants one."  I forgot about the "code word" and was wondering where the heck we got the pickles from.

Also we say it to Eli & Emerson "baba" nope sorry we have no pickles. "Baba" sorry all out of pickles. Emerson gets the funniest look on her face and smiles at this response, but Eli just cries louder.

I seriously, don't know how we're going to get rid of the "pickles"... any suggestions? 

Cold turkey seems so mean. Eli gets so sad. 

Should we wait a little longer so he can transition more with the move? I don't know what to do. 

Honestly, I think if Eli didn't still take one Emerson wouldn't miss it. She just takes one because she sees that her brother has one. So I'm not so worried about her transition it's just Eli. 


Stacie said...

We transitioned out of them. I just kept dropping a bottle and replaced it with a sippy cup until we were down to the morning bottle.

When I took that one away, they did fuss about it. You just have to hold strong. They get over it fairly quickly if they know you won't give in.

Good luck!

~Jess said...

I think when it comes down to that last one, it's gotta be cold turkey. Ave gets one before bed at night (otherwise I would never get any snuggles) and if she wakes up during the night. I agree cold turkey seems so cruel, but I think we are going to have to do it with the bottles and her George (paci). We are waiting until after the fair, because I know I'm going to need backup.

Carlita said...

Oh boy, I am guilty of having an almost 26mo who still takes them too. I think it's my fault. I have been kind of lazy but we are going on a trip for the month of August and my hope is that I can sneak the transition in without too much damage?
I'll let you know if I figure anything out.

Queenie. . . said...

I don't think there is any other way than cold turkey. We dropped all bottles a few months ago (my daughter is 18 months now). Once we found a sippy cup she liked (which took about 10 different sippy cup trials--litterally). We slowed down to a few bottles a day, then none. She didn't seem to notice. Maybe it will go better than you think.

Now, the pacifier is going to be a much bigger issue at my house. She's hooked. We're flying home this summer, and I plan to toss it once we're back (I just can't put my fellow passengers through a long flight without it!). Not looking forward to giving it up, though.