Mj is about 2 years and 3 months of age. And she still uses a bottle.
I feel like this is confessional. And that I'm getting many a side eye.
She falls asleep with her bottle every night. And for every nap.
More side eye. Tooth decay! Oh my!
In truth, she falls asleep with a bottle of water. So no tooth decay. She started doing this a very long time ago (in toddler time; maybe at about 7 months of age?) She no longer wanted her pacifier, just her bottle. And with it she slept. So we ran with it.
But for how long? Every night I ask myself this question. But she NEEDS that bottle. It soothes her. It calms her.
But it rolls out of her bed now, sometimes a couple times a night (and sometimes not at all). So I would really like it to be gone. Or at least, replaced by something that doesn't fall out of bed. Though, on the upside, I can hear the loud THUMP when it hits the floor, indicating it is time to go root around in the dark until I find it.
Why aren't there manuals for these children? Much as I begroan the automated help line you get when calling some companies, I would really love one of those for children.
But goodness is she a strong willed child. I KNOW this would be a huge battle. Is it worth it? To remove something we know soothes her and makes for easy bedtimes?
(Only 4 days in and already a day behind. I was never good at doing anything cold turkey, always much better at the gradual approach, so starting daily blogging cold turkey may have been a little much.)