How many diapers at 11 months?

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How many diapers at 11 months?
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Wed, 03-04-2009 - 9:59pm

I'm back... I have more concerns with nate's refusal to take any liquids all day. When I mentioned to the ped she just said I couldn;t force it... but I still worry he is not getting enough.


But how many diapers should he have at 11 months? He still poops fine, but he does not have but maybe 1-2 wet diapers a day -- one of them being the overnight diaper.


He nurses in the morning, and then around 4 pm when I am off work. Then he generally goes until bedtime -- nurses to sleep. Then he will wake up a few times during the night, and I nurse him anytime he does (anywhere from 2 times, to the record 14 times last night). We co-sleep still. Sometimes there is a session between the 4pm and bedtime... depends.


If I could get him to take water or juice or anything it would be fine... but he will not take any sippy cup I have tried (about 12 of them total -- DH cut me off from buying anymore), can't do the straw thing, and just stopped taking the BM ice-cubes that I made for him.


The only thing I have not tried and will have to sneak into the house is the sports bottle type of cup. I can;t find one... does anyone have a picture of one they like?


Do you think he is getting enough? I realize the ped is partially right and I can't force it, but it is really hard to not do something that you know your child needs!


ANy thoughts? can you put my mind at ease?

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Thu, 03-05-2009 - 9:30am

You mention you can't do the straw thing - does that mean baby hasn't gotten the hang of it yet or?


We have some of these:


http://www.sproutspout.com/


and there are these types:


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Have you tried frozen juice pops or yogurt bars, or momsicles? (momsicles being preferred)


He's drinking enough in evening when you are home, correct? How about through the night?


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 10:15am
Will he drink if you offer liquid to him in a regular cup? I know my DD (11 months)
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Thu, 03-05-2009 - 1:35pm

Thanks Paula. I have not seen either of those so I will keep looking for them or buy online. Maybe they will work... who knows!


He was taking the momsicles for awhile but stopped. I have a ton of cubes hanging out in my freezer now!


The straw thing we try every day but he has not gotten the hang of it to put it in the cup. He will take about 1 oz/day with the babysitter feeding it to him, but even that 1 oz takes awhile and he seems to get bored of it and moves on. We have been trying this for about 3 weeks now... he takes less each day,. At first he took 2 oz and it slowly tapered off to now less than 1.


I tried juice, water, formula and EBM in the sippy. He just plays with it. Doesn't get more than a sip or two.


I hope he is getting enough. He nurses as soon as I am off work (4pm) and then whenever he wants thru til the next morning. he rarely has a wet diaper even after the 4 pm nursing, well into the evening. I nurse him to sleep and he nurses whenever he wants at night (up to 14 times between 8 pm and 7 am! Phew...) and generally wakes up with a fairly wet diaper.


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Registered: 08-13-2007
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 1:50pm

Hi-


He'll take water that way, but only a few sips. I tried EBM and Formula and he won't take it. Sometimes he will take the juice but I water it down a lot... like just a few drops of juice to the rest water.


For some reason with all of the sippy cups he wants to turn them upside down and try to drink from the bottom! They get all over the place (even the ones that aren;t supposed to leak!) and he doesn't get anything.


Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep trying. I just worry about when I start traveling overnight for work... DH is NOT as patient as I am.


-K

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Thu, 03-05-2009 - 2:21pm

While he's working on the straw thing, can babysitter put the straw into the cup and put her finger over the end so that some of the liquid stays in the straw.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 4:42pm

When you or daycare tries the cup, do you ever play the "game" to see if it'll generate interest in the baby, that's mentioned here:


http://www.mother-2-mother.com/cups-older.htm


Also in that link there are some tips on teaching baby to use straw.. you've seen those already? (is that how you're doing it?)

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Sat, 03-07-2009 - 12:28am

That's how she's been doing the straw, thinking that eventually we could turn it around and he'd be able to do it out of the cup but so far not.


He is more into it with water than anything else and I would rather he have the BM.

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Sat, 03-07-2009 - 11:28am
Could you try making some smoothies with the momsicles? I wonder if he'd like those. I'm experimenting with making ice cream this week for DD's birthday. If it works I'll let you know.


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Sat, 03-07-2009 - 12:49pm

thanks paula! i will share the link with the sitter. that is what I try at home, but he either tips the cup upside down or lifts it to suck on the bottom. It;s like he doesn;t care about the liquid -- he shakes it, throws it, anything but drink from it!


We have been trying the straw thing for about a month now and he doesn't yet get it when we stick it in the cup. he likes the game of us holding it for him. My poor sitter feeds him an ozor 2 this way every day -- that takes a LONG time.


The momsicles were genius, but then he stopped taking those too! The ped said he is just smart and knows that breast is best... but that's not always feasible:)


I travel for my job and up until now have been able to take him with me, but starting really soon I will have to leave him behind. I worry he will not drink anything, or he will be a disaster for DH-- who has no patience and does not understand babies. He truly believes that Nate is just manipulating us and we should discipline him. how do you discipline a baby?? Grrr.


Thanks for the links! Any other thoughts/tips are appreciated. I had a nightmare the other night that I went on my business trip and got called home because nate was dehydrated... my anxiety level on this is definitely skyrocketing with my impending travel.


thanks

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Sat, 03-07-2009 - 12:54pm

Smoothies are a good idea. I have some fruit I need to use anyway so maybe I will give those a try.


Love the idea of the ice cream! If it works, please do share your recipe!


THANKS!


:)

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