I started giving my kid water or apple and prune juice in a little bottle originally because she could hold it herself. Then I heard that when you start kids on juice or water, they should have it in a sippy cup that way they get use to it early. Also, apparently it’s good to differentiate between milk and juice/water.
I know that sometimes hearing how you shouldn’t do this with your kid or that can be overwhelming and freaking annoying. Everyone has a opinion. Normally I would go the route that says do you and do the best you can. Which is what I try to do on a daily basis for my daughter, and what I will continue to do for the rest that follow.
But I got to say the whole milk in a bottle, juice/water in a sippy cup kind of makes sense. I decided to try it with Siri, she really struggled yesterday (her first time with a sippy cup), she was getting so pissed and frustrated that she couldn’t get anything out, she also didn’t understand how to suck it, considering it’s a different shape than the bottle. Anyways, today she figured it out! I was like damn! It was a pretty proud moment.
I also heard that if you plan to want to have meal times together as a family start it off early. When feeding your child in a highchair or whatever make sure it’s to the table if the child is eating before you actually have a meal. Or if they are suppose to eat around the time of the meal make sure they are sitting with you. It is suppose to get them use to eating food at the table and as a family. I was like DAMN! That makes a lot of freaking sense, especially since it seems almost like common sense, but at the same time I wasn’t really doing that with my own kid.
So let’s just say, sometimes when you hear something you have to judge for yourself if it makes sense for you to implement it with your own child. I decided to do both topics I mentioned above because personally they make sense to me and I believe in the long run our family and my child will benefit from it.