got a problem please help

Krystal - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my son is 2 years old and Tuesday i toke his bottle of milk away from him because his to old for it now but he will not drink milk naw not from a cup or a sippy cup or any think and I'm not gonna give in to him but i don't no wot else to do he needs his milk

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Stephanie - posted on 01/22/2010

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At our walmart they have cups with the straw attached to them and it's a lot easier I think. Most straws are way too long for the kids sized cups. Our son loves those.

Casey - posted on 01/22/2010

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I had the same problem. Try making it chocolate or strawberry milk. Thats what my doctor even suggested.

Cathy - posted on 01/22/2010

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it is true - a two year will be fine, health wise, without milk. As long as they get calcium from another source like cheese etc. Stick to your guns. 2 year olds are stubborn but mothers are more stubborn. And stay away from any syrups if they not had before. Keep those teeth sparkly! Good luck x

Alison - posted on 01/22/2010

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If he was drinking regular milk from a bottle, do not start putting syrups in it! Give it time, he will not die for lack of milk, he will get past this in a few days. Keep offering it to him with no pressure.

In the meantime, try to get extra cheese and yogourt into his diet. Throw the bottles away!!!

Maggie - posted on 01/22/2010

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try the straw instead of a sippy cup - it's better for his teeth anyway. You could let him pick out his own special straw cup with his favorite character or there are even ones he can draw on himself.

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you could try putting choc or strawberry syrup in it my son has never drank plain milk so thats what i have to do

Jackie - posted on 01/22/2010

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Stand strong! I wouldn't give him his bottle back. I agree that a 2-year-old is too big for a bottle. I had to try 4 different sippy cups before I found one by son liked. He liked the ones with the soft mouth piece.
Have you taken him to the store to pick out his own "big boy" cup? Maybe if he got all excited about picking one out he's use it.
How about a water bottle? Thermos? They make cute ones.

Sheri - posted on 01/22/2010

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I like the straw idea! But usually if you are the more stubborn person, it will work out. When a kid is hungry, he will eat. When he needs his milk, he will drink it. Hang in there. Sippy cups come in lots of shapes and sizes, and you can start introducing small amounts in open cups at the table (or sips from one that you are holding). Stressing the "big boy" thing can help a lot.

Charlene - posted on 01/22/2010

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Have you tried putting milk in a glass and letting him sip from a straw? That sometimes works, especially if he sees you doing it, he will want to try to be like his Mommy. Hope this helps! Best of luck!

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