Order Up! Babies and Their Drink Preferences are Crazier than Your Starbucks Order

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What's your standard drink order? Grande skinny caramel macchiato with two pumps of toffee nut? Water with lemon? Whiskey with ginger and a squirt of honey?

Just as we have our preferences when it comes to what we drink and when, our little ones have their own particular preferences. Of course their preferences can prove a bit awkward or challenging for the barista or bartender on call – you – when they're like the ones described by these experienced mamas.

For example …

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Riley would not eat if anyone else was in the room. If someone walked over and looked at her or spoke or made any kind of sound she would stop eating immediately and would refuse to go back to the bottle. I would have to feed her in my mom's room with the door closed by myself. – Lauren

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Mine had to have theirs heated, too cold wouldn't drink. And they never held their own bottle, maybe because we always held them when they got their bottle. Never fed them at the same time because of reflux and had to hold upright for 30 minutes after. – Tiffany

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First 2 were super picky about being warm and also never held their bottles. Olivia could care less about temperature but is SO easily distracted I actually pack a smaller bottle for going out so I don't waste it. She literally just stopped because the cat moved and distracted her. – Mandi

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My kids … all 3 nursed and danced at the same time….while on the boob when they just started trying to stand;)! I have had to nurse with one boob in the car seat since they refused bottles … that is quite a sight for passersby ;)! – Annette

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Isaacs wasn't exactly a preference but he couldn't suck from a bottle due to an upper lip tie. He could only nurse on one side too so I was super lopsided! At daycare, they fed him milk with a spoon from a bowl! It was very tedious for them but they were wonderful. – Lara

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My son would not drink a drop if it was anything but room temperature. Slightly warm? Nope. Out of the cooler? Nope. Imagine trying to heat milk so that it wasn't heated in the middle of the night. Not fun. – Amy

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My first went through a stage where she would only eat if she was in a bed. Since I was nursing, that meant that I had to be home off and on throughout the day so that we could climb in bed for feeds. Luckily that only lasted a few months! – Ashley

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My twins would never hold a bottle despite my attempts of letting it go physically at around 9 months. They'd let it fall right out of their mouths like their arms were strapped down, haha. Then I enabled them some more! – Melanie

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What preferences does your little one have?

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Order Up! Babies and Their Drink Preferences are Crazier than Your Starbucks Order

Sara McTigue is a secret agent, cupcake chef, award winning author, photographer, and PTA mom. At least, that is how things look in her mind. When she isn’t testing the bounds of her imagination, she is a mom to three amazing and hilariously funny children, wife to a charming and handsome man, and thoroughly addicted to reading. With a BS in English Education and an MA in English Literature, words – and their ability to shape our lives and thoughts – are an everyday fascination. Af ... More

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