Is it to late?

Candice - posted on 06/27/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




My son is turning 1 next month and he has never been in a routine.....Is it to late to put him into a routine and he always crys for me to pick him up and is naughty for everyone but me how do i change this??.....I am also breast feeding but want to stop but he won't take the bottle as easy as he does the breast.

He even plays up for his dad and everyone that looks after him how do i change that?


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Neva - posted on 06/30/2011




If he's turning 1, he doesn't need to have a bottle. He can drink from a cup. Also its not a good idea to put a child to bed with a bottle or sippy cup with anything in it but water, because other fluids promote tooth decay. Its never to late to start routines. If you are the primary care giver, he is going to cry with other people because he is at the age where his "stranger anxiety" is at its peak and he wants you for now. He'll grow out of this. I wouldn't consider crying to be "naughty." I would just continue to let other people look after him from time to time. He'll cry when you leave, but then eventually realize that you'll come back. When weaning, I would start with one feed at a time and substitue a cup. Save the times right before bed and right before naps for the last feeds to cut out. He will grow out of this stage.

Liz - posted on 06/30/2011




I know it's sad, and hard to do, but I would say yes, just let him cry and walk away. Maybe after a couple of minutes, if he's still crying, go pick him up and try to make it longer each time before you pick him up. That way it might not be so hard for you to watch him cry. And even in the middle of the night - he doesn't really need to be eating, it's just a habit he's gotten into. I don't know if you pump, but maybe try giving him some breastmilk in a cup at night instead of nursing him. Whatever you decide to do, just take your time and be patient - you can do it!

Candice - posted on 06/30/2011




Yea he will drink out of a sipper cup and also a bottle but come bed time and he won't or if my partner is babysitting he will get up in the night and will not take a bottle and just crys, until he gets his breast feed. I want to wean him off so he can go to a babysitter with no problems.

Also the crying to be picked up he stands at my legs and crys till i pick him up how do i fix this?? do i just not pick him up and walk away?? and let him cry there has to be a better way

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He 'acts up' for you cuz he loves you and is comfortable w/ you. Drives you crazy, yes, but also makes you feel good to know that YOU are number one for him. :)

It's never too late to work towards a routine.

How is he w/ a sippy cup? At his age there is no need to switch to a bottle if he won't take one.

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