How do i get my almost 2 year old to stop drinking milk from his bottle, But he will drink his juice and water from a sippy cup? If i give him milk in a sippy cup he will scream bloody murder!!!
Rebecca - posted on 03/23/2009
i had to just put it in my sons cup and let him scream down thehouse really i found if ther thursty enough they will just give in and drink it from the cups insted of the bottles but you just gotta axe the bottles once you start going i had to toss all of them in the trahs cause if my son saw them hed only want a bottle
Kristen - posted on 03/23/2009
Removed the bottles from the cupboards and hide them, if he doesn't have a bottle around he then will realize that its a sippy cup or nothing at all....My daughter is 3 and sometime she will only drink flavored milk, which works great because it gets her to drink the milk and she thinks she is getting a treat.
i went through this with my daughter...she'd drink milk fine from a cup at daycare but only wanted it in a bottle at home...i put a drop of chocolate in there and that's how she drinks it
That is so weird now that you mention that..I give him chocolate milk in the sippy cup and he will drink it if its just plain milk then its a no go lol...
this might sound harsh but if he really wanted the milk he would drink it from the cup...He is testing you and if it was my son I would persist until he drinks it! You have many more of these battles to come!
Ohhh yes, Last nite i warmed up his milk and put it in his sippy cup, and he was screaming and he kept throwing the sippy cup aroundthe house and wouldnt drink out of it..He did that for about an hour, and i got sick of him doing that so i put it back in the bottle and the minute he got the bottle he drank it all :S
Charity - posted on 03/22/2009
My doc recommended that i gave her nothing but milk in her sippie cup. Eventually he will take the sippie insteade of nothing.
Of course if he becomes constipated either delute the the milk with water half and half. Or use other constipation remedies :)
I hope this helped, it did with my daughter :)
Helen - posted on 03/22/2009
i have been told that when they are this old they dont need to drink bottles of milk as long as they have milk with there cereal and eat things like cheese and yoghurts as they would be getting the calcium that they need from eating them. i have done this with my 2 and 3 year old as they eat a lot of cheese and other food with a high calcium amount. hope this will help you.
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