Bottle to Sippy cup ???

Charlene - posted on 12/29/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My now 21 month old son , wont drink milk out of his sippy cup , We recently took him off the bottle and im worried that he wont get his daily amount of milk hes suppose 2 have. He will take a couple sips outta his cup but thats about it , i even tried to let him use a regular cup but its still a no go with him. Could it be that he doesnt like the taste of it?? I myself dont drink milk becuz i dont like the taste .. Idk should i try 2 make him drink it or do you think he'll come around to it.
Giving up the bottle was easy for him , he hasn't cried for it or try to steal his sisters.

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Katherine - posted on 12/30/2010

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It will take a while. It took a while with my daughters to transition. Don't worry, he'll get it.

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Renae - posted on 01/04/2011

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Most kids refuse milk once the bottle goes, its very very common.

You will have the most success with a cup that he has to suck on in a similar fashion to the bottle. Try the Heinz or Avent transition cups. Also try a straw cup. You can transition them from bottle to cup to ensure they still drink it, but if you have already taken the bottle away cold turkey there's not much point me going into that.

If you are concerned about him not getting his milk, there have been threads on here in the past about milk not being as important as we think and that kids can get everything that is in milk in much better ways. I dont know enough about it to advise you but try searching past convos.

Danette - posted on 01/03/2011

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I have the same problem,, my 21 month old daughter won't drink milk out of anything but a bottle !!! so I give in, I want her off the bottle but worried she won't drink anything during the day,

Meghan - posted on 01/02/2011

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You might want to try a couple of different cups. Sometimes, the kid may not like the shape in his mouth. They make a sippie cup that has a softer mouth piece, so it is more like a nipple on a bottle. A friend of mine went through many styles of cups before finding one her son likes. Also, you may want to try a cup that has a straw. My son learned pretty quick how to use the straw and preffered using that then a regular sippie cup.

If that doesn't work, you may just have to give him time to adjust. Also, I don't think you have to worry so much about the amount of milk they are getting. Kids get calcium and vitamins from other areas, cheese, yogurt, etc.

It could also be that he doesn't like the taste. I would try changing cups, and then if he still wont drink, ask the pediatrician if you can try other types of milk (soy milk, almond milk, etc). They have very different tastes.

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