Two Toddler Mistakes

I try to keep my parenting style simple. I don’t freak out when Parker falls down – I’ve learned it causes her to freak out more. Parker has a set bedtime routine – and she’s pretty easy to get down to bed.

Then I made two mistakes. In the spirit of my Mommy Wars post from a few weeks ago, I’m going to be transparent… because I’m sure I’m not the only one with a toddler like this:

1. My toddler used a bottle until she was 2 years old.
2. My toddler ate baby food until she was 2 years old.

With both of these I would try to offer an alternative: milk in a silly cup or a small plate of whatever we were eating for dinner. When she wouldn’t eat it, I would cave and feed her baby food because I was not worried about her nutrition. After being around other kids her age, I realized that Parker was ‘behind’ in the food department and with her starting ‘school’ in August we needed to do something! So we went cold turkey. As terrible as it sounds, if she wouldn’t eat regular food then she didn’t eat. It didn’t last long. We are still working on different textures, but this baby will eat almost anything now and drinks her milk from a cup.

Check it out: this girl ate two whole pieces of pizza for dinner!


3 thoughts on “Two Toddler Mistakes”

  1. I really wish mommy wars didn’t exist and instead being mothers was a giant sisterhood. i think we have all made our fair share of mistakes and it’s more than ok, it’s expected! your little girl is totally adorable and you’re doing a great job!! 🙂

  2. She looks pretty happy and healthy to me, and at the end of the day that is all that matters! Being a mom is so hard, it is so silly that some feel the need to compete with others. Keep up the great work!

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