Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year! Welcoming in 2015

As a new year is approaching and rolling into 2015, I just want to wish you all a Happy WONDERFUL New Year! Stay safe and enjoy your time with your family and friends during this holiday season. Looking forward to posting more and more articles to engage with and encourage parents, grandparents, and caregivers of infants, toddlers, and preschool age children.

Precious Years Blogger

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Weaning from bottle to sippy cup? Is your infant ready for this transition?

Generally, between the ages of ten months to one year, infants are ready to transition (wean) from a bottle to a sippy cup. This takes time and some patience to finally succeed. It works even better if your child care provider is willing to be consistent with the transitioning in child care as well. I find it best to gradually introduce the sippy cup during certain times of the day as a weaning process with the goal of slowly moving from a bottle to a sippy cup. Infants tend to get attached to the bottle and prefer the bottle over the sippy cup. So I suggest picking a time

Weaning from lap to highchair? Is your infant ready for this transition?

As your baby grows and strives for the need to be independent, it’s a good idea to encourage transitioning (weaning) to the next independent step starting as early as seven months. Usually around this age, babies show interest in holding their own bottle as well as the need to move around while they are drinking their bottle. This is a sign the baby is ready for a transition.

Transitioning (weaning) from lap to highchair ~ Here is an easy way to help with this transition.