Laura - posted on 03/11/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son has been on cow's milk the last month and a half since turning one and loves it. However, he is still getting a bottle in the morning and a bottle at night (both 6 oz.). During the day he drinks water and some juice from a straw cup. I know that the end goal is to give him everything from the cups and no more bottles. I guess I am just curious where everyone else is in the process.
My husband and I are trying to decide which bottle to eliminate next the morning or the night. If we do the morning one then we have to be prepared to feed him breakfast earlier than we have been and he is waking up inconsistenly (sometimes 5AM, 6AM, 7AM). I can't see us getting up at 5AM to make some hot cereal and cut up fruit to feed him. Also, depending upon the time he gets up he often goes back down for a short nap before being up for good.
Perhaps eliminating the night bottle would be easier for now? What did others replace the night bottle with? Did you just give him milk but give it in the cup? How much did they drink from the cup versus the bottle?
Any help would be great. Please share the things you tried that worked and did not work.