My two year-old has a drinking problem.
All three of my girls have had heated love affairs with their bottles. Avelyn held tightly to hers well past the 2.5 year-mark, Karenna gave hers up just after her second birthday, and Brinley, who is 2 and four months, is still madly in love with hers.
Prior to the holidays we had her down to just having a bottle of milk at nap time and bed time (I know, I know, call the Dental Police. We are officially FAILING, and we're cool with it). But when we packed up and spent a week at the cabin on the ski hill with 14 people all sharing the same space and had to keep Brin quiet when her little cousin was napping, or needed a break from the mayhem, we would give her a bottle.
Basically, she went on a Christmas bottle bender.
We're talkin' juice in the bottle, EGG NOG in the bottle, water in the bottle, milk in the bottle, anything she could convince anyone to pour in there for her.
And now that we're home, back to reality, she has a white-knuckled grip on the thing. She doesn't really want to eat food, just chug her calories via the bottle. We have created a monster.
Brinley doesn't know it, but she has a New Year's resolution: to give up the bottle, cold turkey.
Come January, all of the bottles will disappear and we'll be moving to Sippy Cup City, whether she likes it or not.
Did any of your kids have a bottle addiction that you had to work really hard to break?