Have you ever been driving along, listening to some tunes and ...... wait!!! What's that??? The P.O.L.I.C.E.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You try tapping the brakes but, well......... it's too late. You are B.U.S.T.E.D.!!!!!!!! Well the same thing happened to me the other night. Except I was not driving, not listening to music and there were no police involved. OK -- so it wasn't the same thing but I needed an analogy here!!!!!!!!!
Edie, Ella and I thought it would be nice to bring daddy some dinner at work -- so we loaded up and headed to the hospital. Well Edie is easily soothed with her paci but Ella is a tiny bit more sophisticated (like her momma) and prefers a milk flavored paci - aka a propped bottle. (disclaimer........the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends AGAINST the propping of bottles -- they strongly recommend against several things that we do to keep afloat here but I asure you no babies are hurt in the process!).
Well wouldn't you no we head to the car, get into the elevator and little miss ella bella decides it is time for her to NEED a paci -- keep in mind she IS NOT hungry but she greases up her pipes and starts wailing. I have no choice but to give her the damn bottle as a paci -- but I am pushing the 42 foot long stroller hauling she and her sister. So left with no other option I propped the bottle in her mouth with her blanket -- HEY I was right there she wasn't going to choke to death Mr. academy of peds man. Wouldn't you know it -- we get out of the elevator and who is standing there???? Their pediatrician. So I quickly try to pull the bottle from her mouth (with great protest) but it was too late -- I was busted. Bottle propping. Fortunately we have a really cool and laid back pediatrician and he could care less -- he doesn't seem to believe in all the hoopla surrounding baby raising -- his reply (after my desperate attempt to make him believe I am not a chronic bottle propper (even though I am)) -- was "oh who cares it's not like your gonna rot her teeth out at this age... hahaha". Yeah so take that Academy guy!!!