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Re: I'm back with LOTS of Questions

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Posted by Shana on October 13, 2003 at 18:23:38:

In Reply to: I'm back with LOTS of Questions posted by Kelley D on October 13, 2003 at 16:33:15:

: haven't been on this board in forever!!! I've been so busy I haven't had the time to even look at it! Anyway, Trinity just turned one on the 7th of October. Her 12 month appointment is this Friday but I figured I'd get some advice before then! Okay first of all, I know she should be drinking milk now instead of formula....but she wants nothing to do with it. She just throws the bottle and Friday night went and got her formula out of her diaper bag when I gave her a bottle of milk! I fixed a formula bottle and she drank it all. Also, she has been on soy milk since she was about 5 months due to constipation problems. I wonder if I should be giving her whole milk (I've tried whole and skim...neither she likes) Also, I know this is bad..well I guess it is, I haven't heard that I should have done this already but I hear people saying..."He/She's been off the bottle since 9 months ect..." I haven't taken Trinity "Off the Bottle yet". She vary rarely uses a sippy cup. I mean she knows how, but I just screw a nipple on the little gerber juice bottles and thats how she takes her juice and everything. I think maybe it's bad for their teeth or something to let them take a bottle for too long am I right? I"m sorry if I sound stupid...even though she's a year old, I'm still learning new things everyday! Can someone please tell me how to get babies used to milk and how this whole thing works?? Do I stop using baby food now and just give her table food? I'm such a paranoid mommy...I won't give her a lot of table foods for fear it will upset her belly or she will choke. I break everything into tiny pieces but she crams every bit in her mouth as fast as she can and It scares me to death! Ok so I'm hoping my Dr. explains all this Friday, but any advice on what things need to change now that she's one and how to get her to adjust to them would be great. I'm really embarrassed....I hope no one thinks I'm as big of idiot as I sound! I know I'm a good mommy but I'm not sure what the rules of a 1 year old are now!! Please Help me!!!!

I recently went through the same issues. I can provide these suggestions as they worked for mine, but may not work for all. I got the same comments regarding the bottle. Finally one day I only left the sippy cup out. You have to be ready for that if you chose to go that route. Yeah we had a bad day or two. But heck, we made it! LOL! The milk: I dont know what u should give since she has been on soy... but we did half and half for a long time. He wasn't taking to it very well. We also still have to warm it before he will drink it. And for foods, we had a problem with reflux and he has a lot of problems with textures and gagging still. I cut everything small enough for him to still manage by fingers, but yet can make it down without him choking. He doesn't chew food real well, so I have stuck with this. He has yet to have very crunchy foods, etc. Good luck and don't feel dumb for asking anything! We have all been new at this at some point or another!

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