Any suggestions on how to get a 15 month old to drink milk from a sippy cup?

Kristy - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




My 15 month old daughter drinks water from a sippy cup just fine but will not drink milk from a cup only a bottle. Any tips or tricks to help her understand milk can be taken from a cup too?


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Brittnii - posted on 04/08/2010




i took the bottle threw it away and gave her a sippy it took 2 days to get her used to it...but she drank from it when she was thirsty...dont worry about dehydration when they get thirsty they will drink...try a nubby they make special sippy cups for babies to learn that its okay to drink from other things other than the bottle...they look like a sippy with a rubber top rather than a plastic one...they work wonders :) good luck :D

Kim - posted on 04/08/2010




Try making it fun. Let her throw out her bottles and praise her for being such a big girl letting her know how proud you are of her then tell her something like "Because you were such a big girl the sippie cup fairies are going to visit tonight after you go to bed and leave you a present!" Then put a brand new sippie or two in a box along with some new toy just something small, gift wrap the box and leave it on the floor by her bed so she will find it when she gets up in the morning. Then follow through with her, if she asks for a bottle remind her that she threw them away and tell her she is a big girl! Good luck!

Tracie - posted on 04/08/2010




I personally think taking it slow is better on baby and you. My daughter did the same thing. I continued to let her have her bottle while I introduced the straw sippy's. I did however had to switch completely to straw sippys for awhile then gradually wean her to a regular sippy that way she understood that she didn't have a milk cup and a juice cup.That all liquids came from same kind of cup.As she got use to the straw sippy, which was just a couple days, she decided she liked those better than her bottle and gradually stopped asking for her bottle.However if she's extremely attached to her bottle I don't know what to tell you, it's probably a security thing. My daughter still has her binky.

Misty - posted on 04/07/2010




It will be hard & you will have to stick to it, but you have to throw ALL the bottles away! She is old enough that a cup will not be bad to have all the time. Try the straw sippies, the work great. Bottles are awful for babies who are over a year, it is bad, BAD for their teeth. She willprolly cry but, it don't last long. She's only cring because its a change, new change is good & she'll adapt quick. Be strong mom, you can do it. I have two boys & I know where you're at. I hope this helps.......Misty, Proud mommy of 2!!

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