Tracy's Nest

Monday, March 27, 2006

No more milk bottle!

Destinee is going to be 4 years old and she has been drinking her milk from the milk bottle. She prefers to lie on the bed or tilam to have her milk (she's one of those with lazy bones). I have been thinking to myself, how am I supposed to wean her off. I tried making her drink from a cup and was unsuccessful. Tried feeding her with a spoon – unsuccessful. I tried telling her dat others will 'shame shame' her if they see her using the bottle - unsuccessful again (a big and long ..... haih ....)
One day I was chatting with Jesslyn on msn and I asked her whether her Wien was still using the milk bottle. She told me "NO". Alamak, how I wished she said "Yes" then I wouldn't feel so bad (heehee, soli Jess cos I felt quite ashame on behalf of Destinee). She suggested dat I use a cup with a straw. So I took Destinee to a shopping mall and I let her choose her own cup. She neither wanted the cups with straw nor did she want the beautiful cups with cartoons. She preferred one - a SIPPY CUP. Sippy cup? I told her she has 2 of dat type at home. She put on a scene and I gave in finally and let her have the one she chose and I told her she has to drink her milk from it. She promised by 'criss-crossing' her little finger with my 'little' finger.
She did ask for her milk bottle but kakak was determined and showed her dat her milk bottle teat was stolen by monkey. She broke into tears and showed me the cover (without the teat) and told me the naughty monkey had stolen her milk bottle teat and she could not drink her milk from her milk bottle (hahahahaha, deep down I was laughing). I tried to console her by telling her dat she had to drink from the cup for the time being before I go and catch the naughty monkey and I reminded her of her promise.
True enough, Destinee kept her promise. She drank her milk from her sippy cup! Phew! Finally. For the past two days (since Saturday 25th 2006), she was off her milk bottle and she drank her milk from her sippy cup!
Destinee drinking her milk from her new sippy cup.

See, aren't I a good gal? I had finish my milk. Yippee! No more milk bottle! I'm happy and mommy's the happiest and "Kai Dai Foon Hei" (everybody's happy)


At Mon Mar 27, 05:35:00 PM, Blogger Zara's Mama said...

Well done!
Actually, I know some kids still drink milk from the bottle all the way till they are 9yrs old.

So Destinee is not too bad!

I was a temporary teacher before teaching Std 1, I remembered the shock I got from the 1st recess, I saw a few kids whipped out their milk bottles from bag as their 'snack'.. wanted to laugh but have to put on a straight face..

Later I realised many more kids are still drinking at home using a bottle.

At Mon Mar 27, 07:10:00 PM, Blogger Ryan Boy said...

Wah! Congrate JeiJei!
Actually my mmy also headache to this issue, thanks for your "technic" I think she'll try that on me. ;p

At Mon Mar 27, 11:38:00 PM, Blogger shiaulin said...

wow good gal!!

wonder when is my turn to wean Xuan off the bottle leh, I really thought of starting it asap wor (then no need to wash his bottle liao mah) :p

At Tue Mar 28, 09:38:00 AM, Blogger blurblur said...

Clever girl!

Ahem, my Damien is still using bottle and is stil drinking his milk lying on the bed/sofa..shame shame lor... ;p

Thanks for sharing your tips, makes things easier for me..hehe..:)

At Tue Mar 28, 10:18:00 AM, Blogger jazzmint said...

bravo bravo!!! This des really got a lot tricks, can pretend to die, but kenot drink milk from cup :P. Luckily kakak got monkey tricks hahaha...

I gave Faythe her milk in her cup + straw oso last week, cause she was playing with her bottle though she was hungry. Whoaa...she finished it all, better than in the bottle!! Maybe I should start transition now huh, before she gets too addicted to it. Then Mommy gotta find a tiger to steal the teat :p

At Tue Mar 28, 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Zara's mama:
Ya ya, it was really a job well done.

I've heard of kids not only bringing their milk bottles to school but their pacifiers too. When the teacher is not looking, the kid will take the pacifier out and suck a few times and hide it again (really don't know whether to laugh to feel sad for them).

I'm very sure dat lots of kids are still using the milk bottles and one example is the daughter of a very close relative and she's 7 years old oredi. She still needs her feed from her bottle once in the morning and another before she goes off to sleep.

Ryan boy:
Ah Leng Jai, u still using the bottle? Leng Jais don't use bottles, ppl will shame shame one wor. Heehee, hope u won't put the blame on Destinee jeh jeh when ur mmy tries my mommy's technic, okay?

Thank Q, thank Q.

I didn't expect it was so easy to wean Destinee off her milk bottle. If I knew, I should have started earlier.

Ya lor, it's so much easier without having to wash her milk bottle with the brush and change the bottle and teat every now and then. Yippee!

Damien is around Des's age, rite? But actually it's quite heartaching to deprive a kid of something which he/she likes. But no choice, I just cannot bear with the idea of her asking for her bottle when she enters school soon.

Hahaha, ya lor, I don't know why Destinee is so afraid of the monkey. We always use the trick of monkey has taken her things (sweets, chocs, or anything which we don't want her to have). The good thing is dat she'll cry for a little while only and can be easily consoled.

Good, good, if Faythe can use the cup, it's a good start. Ya ya, I do find dat Destinee drinks more milk and finishes her milk from her cup too. She would leave some when she was using her bottle.

Wah, got to use the tiger to 'steal' the teat from Faythe? LOL

At Tue Mar 28, 02:09:00 PM, Blogger shoppingmum said...

Sigh, my 6 years old niece still on bottle, and MIL said no need to wean first because her dad used bottle until 9 years old!

At Tue Mar 28, 09:56:00 PM, Blogger 1+2mom said...

So clever!!! My son still using bottle drink his milk, i ask him to use cup but he dunwan. Need to take some time to change him.

At Wed Mar 29, 01:07:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Shopping mum:
Wah, using the bottle till 9 years old?! Dat's a long time.

Actually if Destinee had insisted and pestered me, I guess I had given in and allowed her to continue using her milk bottle but my maid was the one who was 'heartless' enough and was determined.

1+2 mom:
Agree with u dat some kids need some time to be wean off their milk bottles. I was lucky enough to wean her off in just one day. No worries, it'll come a time Carter will be drinking from the cup.

At Wed Mar 29, 09:44:00 AM, Blogger Jesslyn said...

Haiya, I remember yesterday left a comment, how much no show here ler?? *scratch head*

Good girl Destinee, no use bottle liao!

Once a while Wien will ask for her bottle, she ask me to use Lyon's and make milk for her...hehe, sometimes I will follow IF MIL not around, else sure kena scold!!

At Wed Mar 29, 11:01:00 AM, Anonymous maria @ twinsmom said...

I am waiting for this day to come....

sigh... so sien to wash milk bottle leh, and clean the tit, urgh...

OK, let me get them a nice Pooh bear sipper cup, lure them to drink from cup.

then hor, I found your Destinee 神韵 a lot like Annabelle.

At Thu Mar 30, 12:50:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Wah, u curi curi allow Wien to use the milk bottle ar? Ya lor hor, sometimes feel pitiful for her. I'm sure Wien and Destinee miss their bottles very much.

Haha, ur Belles still using the milk bottles ke?

Ya lor, true to say dat sometimes so lazy to wash the bottle and teat and what more u got double work leh.

Oops, so soli, I don't understand the Chinese words. Mind translating into English?

At Thu Mar 30, 10:25:00 AM, Blogger magictree said... No2 is also still on milk bottle. Last time for No1, on his fourth year, I just gave him a cup with straw and said "you are a big boy now, must drink from cup". For No2, I see him enjoying sipping his milk lying down, thought I let him do that till he is exactly 4 years old or maybe next year.

Anyway, thumbs up for Destinee.

At Thu Mar 30, 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Does ur No. 2 bring along his milk bottle to school? (just curious to know

Actually I don't mind Destinee sipping her milk from the milk bottle but the thought of her going to school soon made me worried which made me decide to wean her off.

I still have another bigger task to do i.e. to wean her off her 'choot choot' (her most treasured, beloved and precious belonging) ... sigh ...

At Fri Mar 31, 12:58:00 PM, Blogger magictree said...

No2 doesn't bring milk to school cos he had one in the morning (b4 school). School is only 3 hours. I thought milk don't last that many hours...breed germs. No meh?

He only brings water and on alternate days the school provides milo from the cup.

I think cup with straw should work for most children.

At Fri Mar 31, 02:04:00 PM, Anonymous maria @ twinsmom said...

emm.... couldn't fid the proper word in dictionary tim... somehting like her phiz, her character and mood.

At Fri Mar 31, 03:26:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

I do find dat some of Annabelle's pics like Destinee too esp. the recent one blowing the bubbles. I let pappy see and he oso said "why is dat girl so alike like Destinee"? I find dat esp. the single lidded eyes. Only dat Annabelle's hair is longer.

At Sat Apr 01, 06:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the UK, they recommend that children should be weaned off the bottle at 1 year old. My daughter drank milk from a sippy cup from the age of 1 and has been drinking from an adult cup since whe was 18 months.


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