Friday, December 2, 2011

Drinking and Weaning...

Okay moms of the world...I need your help.
I've been slowly trying to wean Gunnar since he is now over a year old. As of Thanksgiving we had cut back to 2 feedings (1 around 5am and 1 before bed).  But suddenly Gunnar has lost interest in drinking from his sippy cup. I've tried several different kinds and he shows most interest in straw cups...but still doesn't even finish one cup a day.  I fear he's not getting enough liquids. He's not really filling a diaper regularly and I can't seem to get him to drink milk at all. I can occasionally get him to drink apple juice/water mixed...but not nearly enough. Today I noticed his skin is excessively dry and started to actually nursed him a little this afternoon just to ensure he's getting some liquids.

Moms I need you help:
So what are your weaning tips?
What are you tricks for getting your wee ones to drink up?