In my head I have known for a while that we really needed to start phasing the bottle out. I kept telling myself that it is good for attachment, it's good bonding. Deep down inside I know I was the one who wasn't ready to give up that last 'baby' thing we do. I am not ready to fully let go of my baby. There have been too many changes over the last few months, and I guess I was trying to hang on to the last one for as long as possible.
Now, it seems, we are saying good-bye to Baboo (Nugget's word for the bottle.). The last two nights we just haven't offered it to him and he hasn't asked for it. Tonight we switched a few of the bedtime routines around, and it worked well. First we brushed teeth right after getting Nugget into his pajamas. We used to brush his teeth after Baboo. Then instead of reading books before heading upstairs tonight, I brought the books upstairs and we read them where we used to do Baboo. Nugget was excited when he saw the books I brought up. Especially:
I think we will have a new routine and soon