My baby is 1! I repeat. My baby is 1! If anyone – ANYONE – knows where the last year went could you please let me know? Because I’m at a loss. It seems like life has a way of poking you in the rib cage when you have what you think may be your last child… ‘Hey. Did you enjoy that? BECAUSE IT’S YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO.’ Okay, maybe just me. A little sensitive. But still, just sayin.
Most days I refuse to believe my youngest is growing up. Most days he reminds me that I have no choice. He so badly wants to do what his older brother and sister do. He already tells me via sign language when he poops. I don’t even think I taught him that? He gets annoyed if I don’t know that it’s his nap time. And he reminds me ever so gently (not) that I didn’t read him a book before putting him down at night. Third children essentially teach you everything you ever wanted to know about being a parent which is pretty inconvenient since you’ve already been through it…twice.
I tried switching him to a sippy cup right before his 1st birthday. I knew that he was ready. He knew he was ready. But for some reason he wasn’t getting the tilt back concept. It frustrated him since he’s essentially a 30 year trapped inside a 1 year old’s body. I tried every cup on the market and nothing seemed suitable….until The First Years sent me their new Wide Base Transition Cup. I gave it to him and I think he gave me a look like FINALLY, MOM. The wide base of the cup prevents tipping and lets your toddler “test drive” with confidence. Here I was trying to get him to master a baby sippy cup when all he needed was The First Years transition cup!
There isn’t much my 1 year old won’t eat but when I put something new on his plate the ONLY way he will try it is if he gets to stab it with his own fork or scoop it with his own spoon. He’s a beast in the highchair. Kids are funny. And weird. Kind of like adults, am I right? I’ve been loving the Grab ‘N Go Spoons that came in the same box as the Wide Base Transition Cups because they have a nubby surface to grab on to and suck on while he waits for me to cut up his food. Or cook it. Or tend to his brother and sister. I’m going to be honest he does a lot of waiting. If a spoon can do double duty (feed AND entertain) I’m all for it. Plus they are perfectly sized for small mouths. Added bonus? They are dishwasher safe which is good because I literally hand-wash nothing (other than my hands!)
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