My sweet baby boy will be turning 11 months this week. I can't believe we've made it this far EBF, but I have to admit, he has one "habit" I'm really wanting to break.
Up until now, he's never voluntarily taken a bottle/sippy cup/open cup. The handful of times I've tried to give him water in any of the above he has just played with it and put it down. Every now and then he'll get a drop and other than that it's a fun water toy.
How can I get him to start taking some kind of vessel for liquids other than ME? I've tried pumping and using breastmilk, he's not interested. I've tried water. I haven't tried juice yet - trying not to go down that road if I can help it, but I'm hitting the point where I'm desperate.
He's finally starting to eat solids voluntarily, but he wants something to help "wash it down" and unfortunately I'm not willing to let him keep hopping on for a "sip". It's creating a TON of mealtime stress in our home and driving me up the wall.
Anyone have any advice? I'm so proud of us for making it this long - but I'd really like to make it through just one meal with my top still on.