On Friday I took Molly & Macey to their well-visit at the pediatrician's office. After pronouncing them perfect and lovely, the pediatrician asked if I had any questions. In near-tears, I explained that Molly (nearly 16 months) still was not sleeping through the night.
She asked if Molly was still on a bottle. I was embarrassed as I confessed, "Yes!"
Let me explain. I know that at 12 months she should have been switched over to a sippy. But she does not like sippy cups. And when she turned one, we were living in a hotel. Molly had been moved away from her home and her crib was in storage, I was not going to take away her bottle, TOO.
The doctor promised that if I took the bottle away, she would sleep. There would not be anything worth waking up for. So far, it has worked. Four glorious nights of sleep.
But, getting her to go to bed and take naps is now IMPOSSIBLE. She hates sippy cups, and we have tried three different kinds. When we hand them to her, she screams and throws them on the floor, walks over to where we kept the bottles, points and screams. I think that sometimes I miss her bottle as much as she does.