15 month old refusing milk in sippy cup

Zoe - posted on 11/11/2008 ( 16 moms have responded )

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ive been trying for about 2 weeks now to get my 15 month old son to take his morning milk out of a sippy cup rather than the bottle, but as soon as i give him it he will throw it away from him. ive tried it cold and warm and neither of them seem to make a difference, he'll take 1 sip realise its not water or juice and want rid of it till its in a bottle.

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Nicole - posted on 11/11/2008

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I 2nd Erin Beard
I used these sippy cups first when I was transitioning my little boy and I had no problem at all. I used these for awhile and then went on to the typical sippy's and never looked back. I think the soft silicone spout is great, at least when you are first starting the process. Good Luck!

www.nuby.com/products/cups/889.aspx

Jeannette - posted on 11/11/2008

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My son will be 12 months in Dec. I stop breastfeeding him at ten months and took the bottle away last week (11 months). I had the same problem. He would only take juice or water from the sippy cup and no milk or formula. What I did... I took the bottle away "cold turkey". Did not offer him anymore bottles not even at bedtime. I uped his yogurt, cheese and made him infant cereal with milk/ formula at every meal and snack etc...to ensure that he was getting enough calcium. I offered him a food snack at bed time instead of the 8 ounce bottle that he was used to getting. During the day and when we were at home, I left his sippycup of milk in the same spot and brought him to it several times an hour and encouraged him to take a sip. (note: I did not offer him juice or water but, I did give him other sources of liquid but only at meal and snack times) Within two days, he forgot about the bottle and now takes his milk and formula from the sippy cup exclusive. It has been one week today since I implement the no bottle rule and he has not even shown any desire for it.

I was going to use the "Nubby", but it is to much like a bottle and he could not make the transition.

My son's personality required me to cut him off the bottle "cold turkey". But, I know plenty of other babes who will take milk freely from any source.

Kristen - posted on 07/30/2010

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This is my first full day trying to change to a sippy cup for my 14 month old daughter. I am having such a hard time. She did have some yogurt and cheerios this morning but its 11:30 and she has had no milk I am using the Nubby soft spout sippys and she sees them in the fridge but just refuses. She keeps looking for her bottle in there. I even squirted some of it in her mouth from the cup but still she refuses. I am having a hard time seeing her so upset but I will reall think the doctor is right in that we need to switch her over. Hopefully I can hold out longer than her. My husband worries she will get sick if she keeps refusing to drink and thinks that this is wrong. That makes it hard also for me to continue to make her drink out of the sippy. ahhhh. Wish this was easier.

Angela - posted on 11/11/2008

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Right, but perhaps if you started to offer milk only in a new style of cup he might get on board with the change. The only way for it to work though is to no longer give him cow's milk in a bottle, not matter how much he fusses or cries. According to my ped. there is no minimum amount of milk that kids must drink a day, as long as they get calcium from other products like cheese, yogurt, or green veggies.

Angela - posted on 11/11/2008

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Try the sippy cups with straws. They're not as leak proof, but I've known friends who have only used them opposed to any other kind.

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Anna - posted on 09/18/2012

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The major problem I am having is getting her off her bottle is that she will not drink anyting out of her sippy whether it is water, juice, or milk. I have heard where people have told me that She needs to get off the bottle soon the only problem is we have been having a horrible time getting her to gain weight. She eats fairly well but only bit by bit. She is only about 16lbs 12oz. and was 6lbs 9oz at birth. the good news is that her ped. did tell me that the main focus now is to make sure she gains weight. I have heard all about this baby bottle tooth decay that has me worried. I have had so many people tell me that they just got their child off cold turkey with no weaning. I have tried sevral as well and so far the only one that she is not terrified of is Nuk Tredsetters since the nipple feels like the bottle nipple just shaped like a sippy nipple.I am going to try to just give her a drink of water from a regular plastic cup. She does swallow some of it but she mostly does not swallow it or it just spills like it usually does. My mom told me that my grandma would give her grandchildren a drink of water out of a regular cup and held us over the sink until it got to where we actually started to actually drink it and then would slowly remove the bottle.

Ardita - posted on 02/23/2011

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I'm having trouble getting rid of the bottles too. My daughter is 16 months old and has been drinking water out of a sippy cup since she was 6 months old but is refusing to take milk from it. I took away her bottles away 2 days ago and she hasn't had any milk since. As soon as she tastes the milk she throws the bottle away. Thankfully she still drinks water so im not scared she's gonna get dehydrated but im afraid she's gonna get put off milk and not drink it again...help :s

Ashley - posted on 11/15/2008

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I breastfeed, so my daughter has never had a bottle. Sometimes I wonder if it might be easier to just give her a bottle with milk, but I still don't think she'd drink it. She will drink orange juice from a sippy or straw, so I've been buying the kind that has Calcium and Vitamin D.

Joy - posted on 11/13/2008

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Its so interesting to here other Moms w/ this same problem! I thought my son was the only one. So far, I have just packed all the bottles away and we are now on day 3 of limited milk, I'm thinking he will give in before I do.

Ashley - posted on 11/13/2008

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I am dealing with the same thing. My 15month old will NOT drink milk at all. I've tried different sippy cups and I've even tried letting her drink it with a straw from my cup. She will drink anything else from a sippy cup or straw but not milk. As soon as she realizes it isn't water or juice she spits it out and says yuck. I've also tried Strawberry milk, Chocolate milk, and Chocolate Pediasure. She still nurses a few times a day, so she is getting liquid, but I am ready to wean her at least from nursing during the day.

Mercedes - posted on 11/11/2008

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My twins chewed those Nuby sippy spouts within the first day...every time I tried them, and I even had to dig a piece of the plastic out of one of their mouths. I did as a few others stated and just gave them the hard plastic kind and they finally realized that's all they were getting! They are fine with it now, and have organic whole milk with meals, at the high chair, and a hard plastic sippy of water at their fingertips all through out the day.

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Hey my daugther is 13 months and same thing, They've been telling me to switch since 9 months now. She's down to 4 bottles a day and drinks water out of adult glasses or her sippy cup. But will not drink any milk from a cup... Im not stressing to much over it. I think she likes our alone time together and so do I...

Zoe - posted on 11/11/2008

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he'll drink out of a sippy cup if its got water or juice in. its just milk he refuses.

Rebecca - posted on 11/11/2008

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My daughter also had a hard time transitioning...unfortunately, she just went a week or so with not getting a ton of liquid. I just kept offering only the sippy cup. Eventually she accepted it because it was the only choice. During the time when your son won't drink very much, just feed a lot of high liquid foods like applesauce...

Jen - posted on 11/11/2008

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This is the only cup I could get my daughter to use at about the same time. http://www.nuby.com/products/cups/9637.a...

It works well with my daughter if you make a huge deal out of it...like drinking milk from a cup is just so awesome! For some reason it was cool to drink from a straw and she didn't have to figure out the tipping of the sippy cup yet. She moved on to a regular sippy cup before she reached 2.

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