I think 5 months might be a little too early. My DD couldn't even hold a bottle by herself until 7 months, so what's the point of introducing a sippy cup if they can't hold it themselves. We started at 8 months with just water and then around 10 months I started using formula. I started with water first b/c I still felt she needed bottles for her formula. Just this weekend (she's 11 months), we've cut out her lunch and dinner bottles and just used a sippy because by the time she's 1 I want bottles only at bedtime. This is just how I handled it but you could probably start whenever you feel she's ready.View Thread
I know this is often a popular typic on these boards when our little ones reach the age of transitioning to a sippy cup. With DD#1 we tried many different types of sippy cups before we found one that she liked. However, with DD#2 she took to the first cup we used so I wanted to post it on here. It's an AVENT spout cup. I've never seen these before but I was interested b/c the package stated that it was the best cup for transitioning from a bottle to a sippy and boy were they right!!! Attached is a link for the 9oz sippy cup but they also sell them in a 6oz cup, which is what we started with. I HIGHLY recommend these!
Try a different cup. My 10 month old was doing the same thing until last week I switched her to the Advent brand sippy cups. On the package it says easier transition between bottly and sippy. The first day she drank a little and played with it but then the next time I tried it I measured 3oz of water and when she was finished there was only 1oz left. What have you been putting in the cups? Maybe try some watered down 100% juice if he doesn't like the plain water. Or try milk. Don't give up and keep offering it to him multiple times a day. Also, one time try holding it up for him to drink out...show him what it's for. Maybe he doesn't get it and that's why he just plays with it.View Thread
DD is 7 months and has been a pretty good sleeper for a while now. However, lately if she doesn't fall asleep with her bottle at bed time we have to rock her to sleep. Before she would just fall asleep on her own. Also, the last few nights she's been waking around 3-4am and we have to rock her again until she's SOUND asleep. If we try to put her in her crib before she's sound asleep she'll start screaming but as soon as we pick her up she's sleeping in our arms again. Last night we did this for about an hour before I finally just brought her to bed with me. I need a full night sleep again! Anyone else deal with this during teething? Any suggestions? We gave her motrin at bed time and then tylenol when she woke at 3am. Not sure what else to do. She is NOT the type of baby that we can let her CIO b/c she'll scream forever until you pick her up. Plus we have a 3 yr old that we don't really want to wake up.View Thread
DD had sounded like she had issues breathing too and it turns out she has acid reflux. Does he spit up a lot? My pedi said that the spitting up can affect their nasal passages making it sound like they are having a hard time breathing. You might want to look into that. Now DD is 7 months old and has been on medication since 4wks, so she sounds so much better. Her breathing still sounds heavy at times but our pedi said not to be worried unless it is like that at a year.View Thread
DD was sleeping through the night (7pm-6:30am) for about a month until we went on vacation last Friday-Monday. She started getting up around 4am and since we were in a hotel we didn't want to let her cry so we gave her a bottle. Now she's still getting up about the same time and I'm exhausted. We thought teething so we gave her motrin before bed but still getting up. My other thought is growth spurt but how long will it last. She's eating about 3 jars of baby food and about 30oz of formula without the night time feeding, so I can't imagine that she's hungry. We've tried CIO too but she starts screaming and gets super worked up, plus no one is sleeping during it anyway. Plus we have a 3 yr old that we don't want waking up. HELP!!!View Thread
What did you end up doing? We went to a dance concert with the kids yesterday and two of the numbers had a really low base. The baby (6months) didn't like it and actually cried a little. So I'd definitely recommend some kind of hear protection.View Thread
I'm here. I check almost every day for new posts and sometimes even start one myself. This is my second baby, so it's different but more fun this time around...less stressing about every thing.
Name: Michelle LO(s): DD#1 - Alexandra 3 1/2 years DD#2 - Katelyn 6 months
Milestone Update: Katelyn has really been sitting up alone but still tumbles sometimes. She hardly wants to be laying on her back anymore unless it's sleeping time. She can say ma-ma when she's upset and wants me to pick her up and ba-ba when she's really hungry for a bottle.View Thread
My DD is about 6 months and there are times when she's upset that she cries/screams so hard that her face turns red. However, there are also times when she's happy and playing that she lets out little screams of excitement.
Don't feel bad that he's picking up things from daycare, it happens to all children. As long as you teach him what's right/wrong I think he'll be a more well rounded child. My older DD has come home with actions and words that we do not approve of due to other kids at daycare. We just sit down with her and have conversations about how these are not good and if we see/hear them again she will have to sit in time-out. She's only said bad words once after that! I know 10 months is young to have conversations that he'll understand but it's still worth talking to him when he gets into a screaming fit. Then if he doesn't stop you can ignore the behavior since he's probably doing it for attention.