Gemma - posted on 05/31/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter is 13 months old. She took to breast, bottle and solids with no problems at all but I am having no luck introducing a sippy cup. She is happy to play with it, shake water out of it and even chew it but she hasn't worked out how to drink from it. I've even tried feeding her with it myself but she pushes me away (she does her own bottles now). People have suggested just not offering the bottle but I don't want her to dehydrate. If she was just refusing I'd be happier trying it but she honestly doesn't grasp that it's for drinking with. She has loads of fun with it and always ends up soaking wet so I have to change her clothes. I tried a non-spill one but found that even harder as she couldn't tell there was liquid in it. One helpful person even advised that my daughter needs an older sister to learn from! Any advice would be welcome please as she is getting too big for bottles now and has started chewing the teats.