can a 12month old go on cows milk? and what sort of sippy cup do u give them for milk?

Elizabeth - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )




i am stuck on what i can give my 12month old as she is refusing tinned food and any baby food, she has no teeth, and i dnt know whick sippy cup to put her milk in, since they say to stop bottles n swith to sippy cups? any advise?


View replies by

Michelle - posted on 07/09/2010




hi there first off don't let the no teeth fool you my daughter is 15 months now and only has a single tooth which she got about 3 weeks ago. She eats everything we do as long as she can gum it to death we give her fruit vegetables and meat cut up into small pieces start with finger foods we used the gerber puffs and gerber graduate meals when we transitioned to real food..... as for the sippy cup my daughter prefers the softer spout ones most of the ones we have, have the two handles on them to help them hold the cup both gerber and playtex have a really good one they can be purchased at any walmart. and yes she can start on cows milk give her whole milk cut half and half with water to start you may need to use warm water if she won't drink it cold.

Martha - posted on 07/08/2010




WOW,looks like you got alot of good advise, Love that baby and watch that baby grow up before your very eyes.

Chelle - posted on 07/08/2010




What is it with everyone TELLING each other to have thier child off a bottle at 12 months .. this is alot of mince !!! If YOU feel your child is ready then do it , mines is 13 months and gets both sippy bottles and normal bottles ... there is no rule on when to do these things ... Also try scrammbled with or without cheese, boiled egg in a cup with butter , mashed potatoes with gravy or beans or cheese or spaggetti also you can get baby pasta with the sauces by cow and gate there great for kids with no teeth aswell

Amber - posted on 07/06/2010




first of all do not listen to that wacko and give her grapes unless u plan on burying her because its the perfect size to choke a child and she does not have any teeth so it would be pointless try giving her mashed potatoes and gravy and other things that really u arent required to chew and yes vitamin d milk would be good and whatever sippy cup she can grasp hold of confortably would be good

Nikki - posted on 07/06/2010




hi, i found that the 'food dummies' are good too, they have little mesh pocket for food (closable) and a handle for them to hold, the nutrients of whatever food but no chocking hazard. I put vegemite toast in it at about 9mths and it was GONE, sucked dry! lol My kids were both on cows milk at 12 mths i didnt mix the formula with the milk i would do a cows milk in morning to start so if there was a reaction or upset tummy it was during the day,(not at night) then formula for the rest then after a week cut out another formula and replace with cows milk till all formula feeds are gone and only cows, thats how i weaned off formula and had no worries. Sippy cups are around 18 mths i started with water or watered down juice in them as it is a new thing and they may be attached to the bottle, transition then from bottle to cup gradually! altho some kids just want to be like mum and dad and drink out of cup straight away.

Deborah - posted on 07/05/2010




Cow's milk is a good choice for this age, any sippy cup that your child likes is fine. As far as food, whatever you eat she can eat, just cut it up small, and make sure it is well cooked so that it is easily mashed in her mouth and swallowed without choking. Good luck.

Emma - posted on 07/04/2010




My son is 17 months and will not have a cup, still has a bottle for juices and for milk, also he wouldn't eat jarred or pureed home-made food so we just put him straight on the finger foods and now he doesn't refuse anything xx

Nancy - posted on 07/04/2010




First, I would talk to your doctor about what's best for your child. Second, just because "they" say a child needs to be off the bottle at 12 months, doesn't mean YOUR child is ready to be off the bottle. Experts take averages and statistics to figure what age is right for each milestone. In saying that, it's trial and error to find the right sippy cup for her. As far as food goes, start with cheerios, it's the safest because if she should accidentally swallow it whole, it has a hole she can still breathe through and they dissolve fairly quickly. If you try fruits please make sure to peel every bit of skin off (major choking hazard) and cut them into tiny pieces. Soft and dissolvable is the key. Good luck!

Christy - posted on 07/04/2010




I gave both my kids cow's milk at 12 months and beyond. I give them whole milk, it has a lot more nutrients and fat that they need at that age than the lower fat milk. I also used a Nuby (cross between a sippy cup and bottle) before I put them on a sippy cup. (sippy cup at about 18 months).

Betina - posted on 07/01/2010




My doc actually recommended having my daughter completely off of formula and on whole milk (vitamin D) by 12 months. I had to buy a few different kinds of sippy cups and just experiment with which kind worked best for my daughter. For her first few months of using sippy cups she couldn't get the hang of the kind you really have to suck on, so I had to remove the rubber piece from the inside that keeps it from leaking out of the holes in the top. Her favorite kind was always the cheap reusable ones.

Vicki - posted on 06/30/2010




You can give half formula/half cow's milk for a while to let her adjust to the taste. Slowly using less formula and more milk. But the goal is all cow's milk. As for the food you would be surprised how well babies can do just mashing the food with their gums. Even once they get their front teeth those don't help much. Just start slow. She can probably handle bananas in small pieces, very soft noodles, mashed potatoes, etc. Oh and plain Cheerios were my daughter favorite. She can practice picking them up herself and they practically dissolve in their mouth. Have fun!

Elizabeth - posted on 06/30/2010




she dets water, n refusers anything puree she just wants what i eat. thanku

Kristen - posted on 06/30/2010




Unless she has an allergy - whole cow's milk. Definitely not in a bottle and definitely not for bedtime either. Nothing wrong with water either. Does she like the food you guys eat? When my little guy was starting out on real food I would puree our food and he loved it.

Monica - posted on 06/30/2010




yes at a year u should start giving cow's milk... i don't think it matters what kind of sippy as long as she likes it!! even though she has no teeth, maybe you could still give her real food that is soft like little pieces of apples, half grapes, soft small pieces of chicken breast, etc/??

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms