Thursday, May 21, 2009

Who knew juice was so controversial?

Since I don't think we can really control (all that well) what happens at daycare and I think it's better to institute as the "norm" for her at home (and also, really? am I going to force her to deal with Maddie's righteous indignition when she sees the other kiddies drinking juice and she's getting water? um, not fair) - we've cut out the juice.  

Cold turkey.

Not giving in.

So it's water or milk. Milk or water. Take your pick. We'll even put in some ice cubes. But yeah - no juice for you!

She's okay with it. So far.

Meaning - we've been doing it for 2 days, during the week, and she's only whined a bit.

Oh the weekend is going to be nasty...

Thanks to all for the comments and advice - 'twas appreciated - even those judging me for still giving my daughter a bottle before bed... um, yeah...



Deb said...

ummm...Austin had a bottle of milk before bed until he was almost 2 and a half. So I'm totally on your side with this one.

Freckles said...

My kids were always on formula, so as soon as we could switch them to cow's milk in a sippy cup, we did. But that's us. The thing I've come to realize over the past 5 years since Caitlyn was born is that everyone parents differently. Just because I do something different than another mom doesn't make that mom wrong in her parenting, or me wrong (you know, as long as the well being of the child is first and foremost). So don't worry about what everyone else is doing; you're doing what's best for your little girl, and that's all that matters. :)