Jenny - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
So I am due any day now with my third child. My daughter is 6 yrs old and I had no problems breaking her from her bottle, we just switched her to the soft nipple sippy cups and that was all she wanted after that. She wasn't broke from her sippy cup or potty trained tho until a few months before she turned 3. My father and her were split up for about 8 months before that and when I came back I got her to using a regular cup and potty trained her because he had her during all that time and hadn't even started trying to break her from her cup or potty train her but she was pretty easy as far as potty training and getting on a regular cup. Now to the topic at hand, my son is two now and I am having the hardest time getting him to use a sippy cup and getting him to want to use the potty. He will tell me now when he needs a new daiper but won't tell me before he has to go. Its like he doesn't understand what he's supposed to do. He will wait until after he's peed or poo'ed in his daiper to tell me he needs to potty. The bottle issue...He wants it all day long....he doesn't drink milk much anymore tho he just wants juice in it all day and usually fights me about drinking water so I just flavor the water with juice so he thinks he's drinking juice. I've tried this with his cup which he will drink out of at times but usually fights me and wants his bottle. I am due any day now and would rather not have two in daipers and on bottles. Any suggestions?!?