Well said laurieB! pg . . .no one asked you to btchslap this women for allowing her children to drink from a bottle at age 3. And don't come back with the . . ."I'm sticking to my position". It's not about your position, right or wrong . . . its about giving someone advise on cruising not on their parental skills. However, if you feel the need to give parental advise, I suggest you go to motherbaby.com, etc. there are plenty of board out there full of parents questioning everything they do and their judgement on raising their kids - and your opinioniated bull$ship will come in great there - you could make tons of moms feel bad versus a few on the cruisemates cruise chat board.