Jen - posted on 06/27/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
She's 9 months old and very VERY VERY VERY sensitive. The slightest issue in her world will make her scream. So now my problem. She won't hold her own bottle and it is driving me nuts and making meal times a disaster (I have a 3 year old as well)
I've tried bottles with handles and sippy cups with handles. She will drink from either cup but only if I hold it for her. I have tried just sitting the bottle down and letting her go for it. She just balls her fists and screams (in which I have waited a good 5-10 minutes)
I have tried after half the bottle is gone...once again she cries and at some point she'll just give up and go for the food.
She hold her own toys, she's working on crawling doing everything a 9 month old should but that.
I have also tried taking her hands and bring them with mine to hold the bottle. Her hands will immediately tense up and almost lock when I try to make her hold the bottle.
I no longer hold her while feeding (I stopped that at 6 months and fed her in the high chair) so I don't know where she could possible find that bond of me just sitting there holding the bottle for her.
What else can I do besides hearing her scream and giving in?