Kelly - posted on 07/05/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 23month daughter has global development delays & epilepsy, she is functioning on a 7month level with her sitting but cant pick things up, play with toys or do finger food. She is just starting to focus & make vocal noises.
One big problem that I am trying so hard to accomplish is going from 3 bottles of milk a day to water in a sipper cup.
I have tried so many sipper cups & she hates them all, ive even tried water in her bottle but she sucks twice, clicks on its water & thats it, ive tried watering down juice, pureed fruit watered down but nothing. Warm & cold water, no. Im at the stage where she has one bottle of toddler formula a day (which is all the milk she should need) & half water half cows milk for the other 2 bottles, which she will take.
People keep saying, "oh get your older daughter to drink it out of a sipper & she will copy" but no she has developmental delay & doesnt learn like that, let alone watch her for a start. If anyone has any ideas or the same problem i would love to hear form you. The speech therapist is trying to get her drinking from a cup & skipping the sippy up but to me thats not veryhelpfull when your out & they want a drink. I cant just pull a cup out of my pocket & fill it with water,lol.