Should I take the bottle away if my 15 month old isn't interested in sippys?

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She'll drink a cup of juice once in a while, but that's it. I took the bottle away yesterday, she's doing great..doesn't cry for it or anything.. she never did hold her own bottle, I always had to feed it to her.. but since I took it away, she's not drinking anything. Not water, not juice, and certainly not milk. Should I give the bottle back to her until she starts drinking from her sippy? Please help I don't want her becoming dehydrated!



Oh, and also she will drink from a real cup if I do it for her..



Should I give her 1 bottle before bed to ensure she gets some liquids?

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Thanks everyone she actually is taking the sippy quite well now. The first few days she wasn't really all that interested but now she's forgotten about the bottle and drinking out of her sippy like a champ :)

Megan - posted on 06/10/2012

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if shes not given a choice she will start to drink from a cup my son wasnt excited about a sippy cup either but his first birthday i got rid of all of them and he started drinking from a cup. our pediatrician also said that if you are going to take baby off the bottle slowly you should start by taking away the one at bedtime because it will be the hardest to break.like others said try a variety of cups til you find one baby likes :) goodluck

Brittney - posted on 06/05/2012

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I agree with Sherri, by 2, Ruby will be off the sippy onto a regular cup.

calcium rich foods:



Broccoli

Kale Cabbage

Okra

Turnip Greens

Spinach

Alfalfa Sprouts

Asparagus

Canned Bamboo Shoots

Beets (Canned)

Carrot

Celery

Cauliflower

Peeled, Raw Cucumber

Eggplant

Garlic

Lettuce-butterhead

Edible Mushrooms

Mustard Greens

Onions

Peas

Green chillies

Tomatoes

Green Beans

Potatoes





Non-Dairy Products (Fruits)

Apple

Avocados

Banana

Grapes

Lemon

Orange

Pineapple Canned, unsweetened, pineapple juice

Cherries

Cranberry

Watermelon

Strawberries

Pomegranates

Apricots

Acai Berries

Mangosteen

Goji Berries

Blueberries

Almonds



Other Foods Rich in Calcium

Soybean

White Beans

Sardines

Egg

Chickpeas Chickpeas (chhole, as they are called in India)

Lasagna

Ginger Root/Ginger

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Thanks, Sherri. I was a little worried that she might get used to me holding the cup for her..like she did with the bottle, she never even tried to hold the bottle on her own. But today, she was trying to drink it herself from the real cup (and chewing on it) lol.. I guess I'll have to wait and see what happens next. I did a little research on calcium rich foods that I will give her in the meantime until she gets the hang of drinking milk NOT in a bottle (hopefully)

Sherri - posted on 06/04/2012

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At 18mo's we started weaning the sippy cup and it was completely gone by two so if she will drink from a regular cup I would just switch her 100% to a regular cup. Even at first if you need to hold it for her, she won't do this forever.

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I have a straw cup but she doesn't know how to use it yet. Today went better, she drank some juice..but still not drinking milk. She doesn't cry for her bottle, she went to bed two nights in a row with no problem. I gave her cheese and yogurt today to make up for the calcium..but I still wish she would drink milk out of it..

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She was drinking whole milk from the bottle, but she won't drink it from the sippy.She has a lot of different types of sippys..she will drink out of a certain one from time to time.. but not enough to keep herself hydrated.

Kaitlin - posted on 06/04/2012

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what did you put in her bottle? Can you just put that in the sip cup?
You can also try different types of sip cups, maybe bring her to cvs or grocery store so she can 'pick' one herself.

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