So Elias is moving up to the Zebra room at his day care in September.
The Zebra room is a way bigger deal than the lamb room.
And you know how well I did with that transition.
Here’s what’s going to be Elias’s new normal:
- No separate sleeping room.
- Everyone sleeps on mats.
- Only one nap a day.
- Everyone sits at a little table for lunch.
- Everyone feeds themselves.
- No special times for a bottle.
- No bottle. All sippy cups.
Here’s where Elias is now:
- Separate sleeping room (but on a mat)
- Two naps a day.
- Eats in a high chair.
- Feeds himself all finger foods, but can’t use a spoon worth a darn.
- Sippy cups for water, bottles for milk (he gets MAD if his milk is in a cup)
- Two bottles during the day+snack+meals
So our mission is to get him transitioned to the sippy cup for milk AND get him to hold it himself. He is sooo not a fan of milk in his sippy cup and he does NOT want to ever hold the bottle himself. (Lazy little thing…) He can drink out of a sippy cup just fine (has been for six months), but he likes there to be water in it.
I am not too happy that he will be going to one nap a day. Apparently, it is the law in TN that at day cares kids after 12 months have one nap a day (I can’t believe this is a LAW). I think that is a little early to go to one nap.
But, I am sure he will adapt, right?
Any tips for me as we try to transition the peanut? How about tips for this mommy who hates that her boy is growing up?
I want him to be like this again:
Update: Several folks have mentioned nuby – they are our favorite sippy cup around here too. Last week I bought three Sesame Street sippys at Walgreens for $4! They are on clearance right now. They have the same type of nuby like spout, but are more bottle shaped than our squat nuby sippys. I bought them with the intention of trying them for the milk transition. We gave Elias one tonight and he drank a few sips, then threw it to the floor. Nice. We offered it to him a few more times, but he wasn’t having it, so he went to bed without milk. Two can play this game, peanut. Thanks for all the feedback. I am so grateful for you all!
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