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Vix17 Thu 20-Oct-16 09:12:14

Hi all, still getting used to being on MN but feeling a bit lost today so would love to know some of your experiences as parents.

DD was 1 this weekend and now I feel like I'm not really sure what happens now. I know I don't have to sterilise any more and she can have cows milk but what did you change when your DCs turned 1?
DD is eating well but still has some formula bottles, is it ok to just carry on with formula or should I switch to cows milk? She is eating well and depending on how she is feeling will have 2-4 bottles in a day (mainly in the afternoon/evening) should we be cutting these down?

I am having a terrible week at work so I think I am also feeling insecure as a parent due to stress and tiredness. But would love to know everyone thinks happens at 1...

GoofyTheHero Thu 20-Oct-16 09:16:15

Err... nothing really. I have a 2.11 year old and a 15 month old and dont remember anything specific happening at 1 with either of them. They don't change overnight.
DD1 carried on having a bottle at night until 16 months ish so that didn't change. DD2 hasn't had one since 11 months so that didn't change either. Neither of them had daytime milk at 1 (just morning and bedtime) so no change there either...
Don't stress. You don't have to implement a load of changes when your baby turns 1!

Badders123 Thu 20-Oct-16 09:17:35

By 1 my DC were only having milk morning and night (indeed my eldest had warm milk morning and night until he was about 6!!)
You could put bottles in the top shelf of the dishwasher if you have one although at 1 I would be trying to get her to drink milk from a cup
I used the cheap tommee tippie ones
You can use follow on formula but tbh is your child has a good diet and doesn't have an cows milk allergy then I think it's a waste of money.
Good luck!

GoofyTheHero Thu 20-Oct-16 09:19:25

Ps we switched to cows milk at 1 with both. You can keep using formula if you'd like but if weaning is going ok then there's no need to.

Eminybob Thu 20-Oct-16 09:19:35

I just switched to cows milk and DS barely noticed. Some people have switched gradually though, half and half etc.
No harm in carrying on with formula though either. I still had a couple of bottles of pre made so I took those if we were out and about and thought he might want some milk, but by that stage he was only really having milk at night and before naps.

DS still had bottles of milk as opposed to cups right up until he was 2, but I know a lot of people will say they switched to cups/beakers long before then.

Tbh, there is no hard and fast rule, I just kind of went with what felt right at the time and it worked for us.

GoofyTheHero Thu 20-Oct-16 09:21:51

I think parts of my post weren't clear, re reading! I meant DD1 had a bottle for her bedtime milk until 16 months when we switched to beakers. DD2 has only had milk out of beakers since 11 months.

SpareASquare Thu 20-Oct-16 09:23:08

I switched to milk and cut out bottles at around 12 mths. Cup of milk in the morning and one at night but no stress if they didn't drink it all.

neversleepagain Thu 20-Oct-16 09:49:12

At one we swapped to cows milk, moved from bottles to sippy cups, moved from two naps to one nap a day, got molars which was tough going with twins, learned to walk, got first shoes and they learnt a whole bunch of words.

peg90 Thu 20-Oct-16 09:55:49

Aww happy birthday to your wee one, my DD was 1 at the weekend too! I don't know about you, but it was such a sad and happy day, didn't want my baby to be a big girl lol!

We haven't really changed anything. She has 3 bottles during the day which are usually 8oz of cows milk. One before each nap and one at bed time. She won't drink milk from a cup eventhough she's happy with water from a cup.

Food wise she has 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. We've stopped sterilising too.

Other than being a year early for the "terrible twos", nothing else has changed grin

Have fun!

Vix17 Thu 20-Oct-16 10:47:40

Thanks everyone.

Maybe I will try her on some cows milk this weekend and see what she thinks of it. It would definately be easier and cheaper!

peg90 I know it seems like yesterday she was my little squish and now she is taking her first steps. Time flies...

neversleepagain we got DD her first 'proper' shoes this weekend, they are so cute! When they started teething with their molars was it the same as their front teeth? I think DD might be starting to teethe again but it seems very different this time.

I definately feel reassured as everyone has different experiences. I suppose if she is happy then we are doing ok.

minipie Thu 20-Oct-16 12:05:26

1 is a great age!

We switched to cows milk with no issues. Some people change gradually by mixing half half for a while. Also switched to sippy cups without difficulty although kept the bottle for bedtime for a while (till 18 months or so I think).

DD1 had milk 4x a day for ages (first thing and bedtime, plus small amounts at mid morning and mid afternoon) as well as 3 meals and snacks... she has a fast metabolism and needs to eat often though. DD2 is built differently and went down to morning and evening milk quite early, 10 months I think, then evening only by about 14/15 months.

Teeth... um molars are pretty awful tbh, unless you get lucky and your DC isn't too bothered by teething. They take a while to come through as they are so big.

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