We made the decision on Thursday; Friday would be the last day the girls would be getting bottles, and they would make the "cold turkey" transition to nothing but sippy cups starting Saturday morning.
It's gone fairly well.
Olivia was furious Saturday morning when Daddy handed her a sippy cup of milk instead of a bottle. I'm quite sure she chucked it multiple times in fact. She refused to drink it. And we let her pout. By about 11 AM she had come around and was fine with the sippy cups. She was upset that we gave her a sippy cup for her last nighttime bottle as well, and again, chucked the sippy cup. BUT... she had no problems going down for the night. Success!
Brianna was pretty much fine from the get go, but our issue with her and sippy cups has been that she spits whatever liquid they may contain out onto the carpet...so puddles of milk and juice everywhere. Ugh. Overall though, she really didn't spit that much out yesterday. YAY. Progress!
Actually the biggest hurdle we ran into was that the stupid cups (while SUPPOSEDLY leak free) leak like crazy. This was not a good time to figure this out! We've been using sippy cups for months for juice in the mornings and occasionally milk througout the day, and I'd never really noticed any leaking problems. But now, now that we are guns a blazing, full speed ahead with sippy cups, AND we have spent a small fortune trying different kinds and purchasing enough for a decent supply, we find that they are pieces of crap and leak. UGH. We are using the Nuby sippy cups with the flexible spouts (not straws). DISLIKE.
I'm trying to decide what exactly we should switch to...we tried a bunch of different kinds to start with (most with less flexible "spouts") and this was the only kind they would take. We haven't tried the Born Free sippy cups that you can buy at Whole Foods...well, because they are $12.99 A PIECE. Um, we would need like 10...do that math...I don't really want to spend that on sippy cups! I suppose I could get a couple and see if the girls would even take them and do my own little review....I know one of my other twin momma friends "Miss O" uses them and loves them....hmmm...(and as a side note, they are only $9.97 on Amazon, so I would save a little bit of money ordering that way...)
So, for the time being, we have kicked the bottle habit! We have been bottle free for nearly 40 hours. YAY! Go girlies go! The next challenge on our list is an introduction to potty training (yes, you heard me right and I have a whole blog post about it) but we have to fully conquer our sippy cup escapades first!!
So...what sippy cup has worked for you and your kiddos? Any expert advice for me guys?
Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! We are enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures here and are spending lots of time outside =). Here's a picture of the girls with Aunt Denise by the pond (not that you can see the pond)...they are loving it!
Until next time -