My 12 year old won't drink unless it's from a baby bottle! Help!
Sarah - posted on 08/27/2015
What do you think will happen if you refuse to let him use the bottle? He isn't going to die of dehydration. He can act his age or do without. No matter if you have a new baby in the house or not. I am really suspect of this post.
Dove - posted on 08/27/2015
Uh huh... either you are full of crap, your 12 year old has serious mental health issues that you are not mentioning... or he's just doing it to drive you nuts (I wouldn't put that past a 12 year old). No NORMAL 12 year old will do this.... especially outside of the home. He would never live it down.
If you are for real (thinking Sarah is correct)... please don't adopt any more children. It's quite clear you can not handle the two you already have.
Michelle - posted on 08/27/2015
At 12 he knows better. What was he drinking out of before the 5 month old came along? Surely he hasn't been drinking from bottles all this time. If he has then why wasn't it addressed earlier. If it's new then YOU put your foot down and tell him no. YOU are the parent so YOU need to stop it.
If he is just taking the baby bottles then lock them up and hide the key! There are plenty of ways to prevent him getting to them.
Dove - posted on 08/26/2015
12 YEAR old... or 12 MONTH old? If it's a 12 year old... unless he has developmental delays that make him like an infant... He can suffer the thirst until he gets over himself. If it's a 12 month old... it's not a big deal. Just keep offering a sippy cup regularly. He'll get it in time.
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