swicthing from formula to homo milk and bottle to sippy cup?

Stephanie - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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ok my daughter is just 13 months old today and i think it is time to go to milk and get ride of the bottle . she has been using a sippy cup for awhile now for water and like them. but i have even tried milk in her bottle and she just doesnt seem to like the milk .i have started it cold turkey today but its been difficult any suggestions?

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Cheri - posted on 09/30/2009

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I changed my son over slowly when he turned 1. Mix the formula with 2% milk. I told my son that the Easter bunny was going to take all this bottles and give them to a little baby. He even helped my put them in the basket. The first couple of days was rough, but he adapted.

Heather - posted on 09/30/2009

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maybe try one change at a time like keeping the formula for a little longer and put that in her sippy cup first.

Kristin - posted on 09/30/2009

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After my son refused whole milk, I did 2 oz formula to 6 oz whole milk and he (almost 13 months) doesn't mind it at all. I will drop the formula cold turkey in a couple days when we run out. He still has a bottle in the morning, but drinks out of a regular child size cup during meals. He also really loves straws.

Natasha - posted on 09/30/2009

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I did the half and half like Amy was saying but switching from bottle to sippy cup, my suggestion is use the nuby's with soft tips and do it cold turkey. Don't give them an option when they get thirsty they will drink. It worked for me and he was drinking in 2 hours and never went back.

Melanie - posted on 09/30/2009

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I agree with mixing formula and milk and decreasing the formula. Don't put you daughter on whole milk, though. It has a much higher fat content than formula and unless she is underweight she doesn't need it. My youngest didn't want anything to do with milk at first, either. I didn't really want her to get started with chocolate milk so tried mixing in a little vanilla with just a few grains of sugar. She loved her vanilla milk! You have to put some sugar in it as vanilla by itself is VERY bitter. Give it a try, it's also a lot less expensive and less sugar that adding flavored syrups or powders.

Leesa - posted on 09/30/2009

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switching my oldest son to the bottle was easy....just take them out of site. a few times he tried to take his younger brothers bottle once he tasted the formula that was it!

Patricia - posted on 09/30/2009

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There's a milk for gay people? I don't think they like to be called "homo'" though.

Kazzlee - posted on 09/30/2009

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i have 2 kids and we slowly put them to full cream milk still using a bottle like 2 bottles formula 1 of milk for a weel then 2 milk 1 formula for a week then just 3 of milk some times it may take 2 week of each cycle and as for going from bottle to sippy cup my kids had sippy cups through the day but bottles for bed time katie gave it up when she went into a single bed and took a sippy cup of water instead and cody has just given up the bottle in the last week again he went into a big boy bed and now takes a sippy cup of water i think for both my kids its a sercurity thing cause most of the time its still full in the morning

Charlotte - posted on 09/30/2009

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you could try diluting it in the bottle first with some water or even maybe try the vanilla soy milk or rice milk which is thinner than cows milk and or dilluting its more important to adjust the child to solid foods gradually during the weining period since they need to develop their stomach and their digestive system to handle soldi foods you could try the alternative milks i suggested in sippy or bottle first then slowly eliminate the bottles the night time one being the last to eliminate

Chanda - posted on 09/30/2009

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The bottle has to go before your daughters teeth end up with bottle rot. Try a 50/50 mixture of milk and formula and gradually put less formula and more milk she will never know. But put a time frame for yourself. Formula is expensive and now that's she 13 mo. Regular milk will do better for her and save you money in this economy. GOOD LUCK

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just keep trying it..my daughter wanted nothign to do with milk, i would give her sips out of my cup and then show her im dumping what im drinking into her cup. i also made really weak chocolate milk.

Amy - posted on 09/30/2009

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Hello, It always seemed to work for my kids if you put half of each then lower the amount of formula and they really dont seem to mind.... or have to tryed heating up the milk like the formula is???

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