Whelp, today is day 1 of Operation Bottles No More. I decided it's time to start the elimination process. They've been drinking water out of their sippy cups like champs, and now it's time to start adding milk to the sippys. We are dropping both midday nap bottles and their bedtime bottle*, but are keeping the first thing in the morning bottle for now. They both want that first bottle immediately, and they always cry and whine until they get it. I decided to tackle the others first, get them used to drinking milk from the sippy, and then I'll take on the battle of eliminating the first morning bottle at that point.
We've managed to make it through the first nap without a bottle this morning. Ayden drank his sippy cup of milk without blinking an eye. Rylee could have cared less. She took a few drinks, but wasn't really interested. I put it in the fridge for later. Hopefully, she'll catch on and drink enough to still get her necessary milk consumption. I just may have to work a little harder and keep after her to try drinking it more throughout the day.
Wish us luck for the rest of Operation Bottles No More!
*Just to clarify, they always got bottles before naps and bedtime, but never WENT to bed or fell asleep with their bottles.
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