Sabrina - posted on 10/28/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son is 3, he broke his last nipple for his bottle. We haven't gotten a new one, Problem is he has been screaming for days and still won't drink from anything else. He wants to go in the bathtub because he want's to drink that water but i don't want him doing that. I don't know if i should give in and give him a new bottle. I can't talk to him he is slow in his development being tested for Autism next month. He can't talk so i can't trick him into giving up his bottle on his own. He also refuses to eat anything i give him. He will eat his cereal bars and crackers but not much else. He has barley had anything to drink for days i have tired getting him to drink from my glass, several different kinds of sip cups nothing is working. I know A lot of people think it is terrible that a 3 year old is still drinking from a bottle but what can i do if he flat out refuses to drink from anything else. Im a young mom with virtually no support to help me with these matters. Im with him 24-7 we can't afford daycare, despite the fact that several of his doctors want him in it we can't get the help to get him in. Sorry getting of topic. So as it stands at this moment i can't get him to eat, which is a ongoing issue and for the last 2 almost 3 days i can't get him to drink we have tried everything. He want's his bottle and he wants it badly but I am told i am terrible because i don't have him of the bottle and haven't when he was 1-2 years old. I have no support I am doing this solo well almost solo his dad is around for a couple hours a day. I don't know what to do, should i give in and go get him a new bottle or should i wait it out hoping that he will eventually pick up on a cup. He isn't drinking from any of the cups i got him so i am worried. The crying and screaming is hard on me I am having a hard time handling it. Im all alone 90% of the day with just me and him.