Jessica - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
I have an 18 month old and she just loves her bottles. She gets one at breakfast, lunch and then right before bedtime. When is a good time to start trying to get her to get off the bottle? She is drinking Vitamin D milk that is warmed in a bottle warmer, so when I attempt to put it in a cup with a straw, she won't drink it, but if it's fruit juice or something like that, she will drink it from a straw.
We've tried helping her drink from a cup, but she can't. She knows what to do and how to go about doing it, she just can't figure out that she has to close her lips to the cup and drink. She just lets it dribble down her chin. She does use a sippy cup throughout the day, but once again, if I put milk in it, she won't drink it. I put watered down apple juice in her sippy in the mornings, and just water throughout the day. Is it to early to start trying to get her off the bottle or is there something else I can try that is just as nutritious?