It took a long time to get my son off of night time feeds, so we switched him from 4 oz. of formula, to 2 oz. of formula, to a bottle with only water (either 2 or 4 oz. of water in it). He's been sleeping through the night for about three weeks now, so we give him a water bubba if he wakes up from a nightmare (which he seems to be having a lot of now that we are in leap 6). Hoping to start him on a sippy cup of water soon. I read that they can have 4-6 oz. of water a day when they are 6-8 months old. Not sure what the 9 month amount is, though.
I just had my 9 mos. appointment and the dr. recommended giving small amounts of water. She told me to get a sippy cup with a straw bc the other kind are "glorified bottles." So I marched down to BRU and bought a cup with a straw. How is supposed to figure out to suck? Does he just do it? I feel like using a straw is kind of a skill that requires some strong oral motor. He is pretty disinterested in drinking water bc he is not getting anything out. How many of you are using straws vs. regular sippy cups?