This is my daughter Brynn. She LOVES her "bah bah." Brynn was previously weaned at 12 months, and quite honestly potty trained. But at a year old, she got RSV and our world turned upside down. She was so sick that I very nearly lost her. Needless to say, for a long time I could care less about weaning or potty training. I had my baby and she could be a baby as long as she wanted.
I know I pushed Brynn hard as an infant, following all the "bah bah" recommendations and helping her to use the potty and a very young age. But this time around, Brynn is taking the lead, and I'm okay with that. Life is too short to fight over a little thing like a bottle.
Brynn takes a sippy cup at daycare, but at home she insists on her bottle. It makes her so happy. She giggles with glee when she sees it. The sippy cup works okay, but quite honestly she drinks much more from her bottle. I don't know that I could get her to drink the daily milk requirements from a sippy cup. My mother, a dietitian, saw Brynn drinking her bottle and said, "Well that's okay. She probably gets much more calcium that way." So, I'm okay with her getting extra calcium. I'm not going to push her until she is ready to drink from a big girl cup. She has opinions on everything right down to which foot I need to put her shoe on first (the left), so she can decide. I won't fight her too hard on this. We'll get there. Right now we are enjoying the "bah bah."
WebMD: Weaning Baby from Bottle to Cup
What are your thoughts? When did you wean your babies or toddlers?