11mth old refusing formula, water & diluted juice, suggestions?

Jasmine - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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He has always drank his formula really well, in the last week he just cries and thrashes to avoid having it. I have offered water and diluted juice, I have tried a sippy cup and dont know what else I can try. He eats like a horse but I'm more concerned about his hydration.

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Karen - posted on 07/25/2009

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If your worried about keeping him hydrated, feed him cold watermelon, strawberries, rock melon. My son loves these. The best part is they are healthy, help ease the pain from teething & keep them hydrated as they are full of water. Good luck

Kimberly - posted on 07/24/2009

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First question, is he teething? Our son was doing this exact same thing and I ended up having to call the doctor about it. After looking him over she concluded that he had a few teeth close to comming through and the pressure from the sippy cup and/or bottle was hurting him. She told us to test it and make sure. We gave him some orajel about 3 mins before a sippy cup/bottle and he took it just like he used to. Now we know if he does this again, why he is doing it, and we have since played with other options. Ice cold water in the sippy cup (sometimes with a cube in it) is his favorite when his teeth hurt. That way it helps his gums, the swelling, and we don't have to give him the orajel all the time. As for the thrashing to get away from it, if your holding him or he is sitting on your lap, just hold the drink, and don't try to give it to him. You don't want to him to develope a fear of the sippy cup/bottle. You need to re-assure him that just because you are holding his drink, doesn't mean he has to take it. Hope this helps!!

Ashley - posted on 07/23/2009

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my best suggestion, he is probably sick. my daughter did that too when she was not feeling well. you just have to try to calm them down, and try giving them their drink then

Stephanie - posted on 07/21/2009

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Have you tried Popsicles just to help him stay hydrated? I agree with trying a normal cup with a straw.

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