Our son was born just past 36 weeks and spent the first few days in the NICU. It took him a few days to figure out how to latch. When he finally took to nursing, we were too afraid of nipple confusion so we didn’t use a bottle. Since I am a stay at home mom, there really wasn’t a need. Now, we are ready to wean and the bottle isn’t an option. It took us a good month or two to finally find some cups that he would drink from. He does good with a doidy cup, but we wanted something he could drink from without us worrying about him making a huge mess. After many failed attempts, a ton of suggestions from friends, we finally got him to drink from the cup pictured.
I was recently talking with a friend about struggles with our kids. Weaning from nursing, sleeping through the night, and feedings were a few of the topics. Oddly, it made me comforted to know that she has her struggles too. All too often, we share all the progress our children are making and keep the struggles to ourselves. But, sometimes, sharing those struggles can open us up for suggestions from other parents and just knowing someone else is in the same boat can help a ton.
So, I challenge you to take a moment to comment about one struggle you are currently having with your child. Be honest. Be open. Be vulnerable.
After you post your comment, take a moment to respond to a comment with a suggestion or compassion.