Ok so I am starting to wean the babies from nursing and they are NOT taking it well. I tried weaning one nap at a time and we're down to two naps without and they are so fussy! Even one nap was hard and I tried just leaving them because people have said, if they are thirsty they'll drink it. But they don't really. I have the Nuby sippy cups for them with the milk and Presley drinks out of it better than Jayci. They both just kind of bite it and let it drip into their mouth so they don't really "drink" it, and they don't drink hardly anything. I am going to the store today to see if they have any other type of sippy cup that would work because I think these ones might come out a little too fast for them. They are the bigger ones that I used to give Kyla, so I want to see if they have a smaller version with handles or something that doesn't come out as fast. I've tried these ones and the littl Gerber ones with handles, which they can't quite figure out how to suck with the stopper for the "no drips" in it and if I take that out, I have milk EVERYWHERE. They also just don't seem to really want to drink it. I am so ready to be done nursing. I nursed two babies for almost a year! They will be a year old on the 27th and as most of you know that was my cutoff. They are just getting stronger and they rely so much on it to go to sleep etc. I am still having a hard time thinking i'm not going to be nursing my babies anymore. To me nursing has been a huge deal and I think it's because since I do have two babies at once it's hard to give a whole lot of attention to each of them, such as cuddles etc compared to when I had just Kyla and all my time and attention went just to her. I also have Kyla to give attention to also, so I think it's that special time I have been able to have with each of them in the day, just me and them. Kyla was 8 months old when I weaned her and she did great and took the bottle very well, so the transition to sippy cup was actually pretty easy for her. But I don't want to get these girls on a bottle and then have to wean them off that in a month. They also won't drink out of the bottle any better than a sippy cup so it's kind of pointless. I may as well just go straight to the sippy cup.
So what do I do? Does anyone have any great advice to get them to take the milk better or for the weaning process overall? Please help.