With Lola’s first birthday fast approaching, and a holiday planned for the week after, we decided it would be a good idea to make the change from formula to whole milk. I guess like most mums, I was kinda nervous as to how Lola would take to the change. The main reason I wanted to do it before she turned one is because we are off to Disneyland Paris in November and I wanted to make it a little easier on us with everything we have to take!
With the whole weekend off work, I though that would be a great time to start. We’d dropped the last afternoon bottle during the week and swapped for a snack so it was only the morning and bedtime bottle she was having.
Saturday morning came and a instead of making the usual 7oz bottle of formula, I made 4oz and topped up with 3oz of whole milk. She drank it all no problem! So in the evening I made 3oz formula and 2oz of whole milk – again she drained the bottle! Sunday morning I made just 2oz of formula mixed with 5oz of whole milk and she wasn’t bothered at all, drank the lot. So Sunday morning it was no formula, just whole milk – 30 seconds in the microwave to take the chill off – and she was happy as Larry!
I dont know why I was so worried, she took it all in her stride like she has during weaning.
No more sterilising, no more making bottles! There is a big empty space on the kitchen side now, a part of me is even a little bit sad about it. I just can’t believe that she’s growing up so fast but I’m super excited for the next chapter – I no longer have a baby, I have a toddler!