milk from sippy cup

Madhur - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my small one is 3 now and I m starting him with a sippy cup for milk....i have gone cold turkey with the bottles...he is not drinking milk from it ....no way nohow.....i do not know what to do...plz help..?

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Rachel - posted on 02/01/2010

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When we would transition the girls to a sippy, we bought the ones with the rubber nipple just so they could adjust easily. But, I agree, he is old enough to surpass using sippies at this point. I would go straight to cups if he will.

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Nazia - posted on 02/02/2010

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i totally agree with Sarah Hofland is that doesnt work give straw cups he ll enjoy that.

i did this with my younger son 1.3yrs he never use to take milk in sipper but now he drinks milk in straw and regular cup.

all the best

Ara - posted on 02/01/2010

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My daughter loves drinking things out of a straw. She really thinks she's something. We just have to watch her, so she doesn't dump it all over. Maybe he'd like that.

Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2010

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If he is only refusing to drink milk, then that is fine. He can get his dairy nutrients from other sources (cheese, yogurt etc.) If he is refusing to drink all together, try not caving in and only give him the sippy or since he is three, a regular cup. When I broke my daughter from the bottle, she would not drink out of a sippy. She went an entire day without drinking anything, but by the next day she was so thirsty, she drank 2 full sippy's first thing and was fine with them. I really would skip the sippy though, because at three he can understand how to use a regular cup and that way you don't have to worry about breaking him of the sippy cup later on.

Sarah - posted on 02/01/2010

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Try doing it from a straight regular cup. It may also just take time. He has gone a long time with the bottle so adjusting to not having it may take time. Stick with it, when he realizes that that is the only way he is going to get a drink he will eventually give in. Also offer 1 glass of water in the AM and glass of water at night throughout the rest of the day ONLY offer MILK. With the water in the you know he is some liquid, but then during the day you are only giving him the choice of milk so that way there is no other choice to make until he starts to drink more milk.

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