Switching from bottle to Sippy Cup

Sandy - posted on 11/20/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )




My DS will only drink water from the sippy cup. Milk in a Sippy will be thrown on the floor repeatedly. The same is for any other cup we have. He will scream, protest , and bang the cups until the milk is poured into a bottle for him to drink. With water (I have not given him juice) he will drink that from any type of cup we have. Any suggestions?


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Ginger - posted on 11/21/2008




go cold turky..id put it into the same cup that he is used to now and hold your ground it wont hurt him to miss out on his milk for the day.. good luck

Caree - posted on 11/21/2008




My son did the same thing!! However, for the daycare when he moved to the 18-24 month class they wouldn't let him have a bottle anymore so he would drink milk from a sippy cup for them. But not me! So one day, I just decided he is just too old for a bottle and started giving him a sippy cup. I started with the sippy cup that is called Nubby which is the next step after a bottle....it took a day before he accepted it. The first day he was pretty cranky and needy. But by the second day he didn't seem like anything changed at all!

Carmen - posted on 11/21/2008




Don't give in and he will eventually cave in and drink from the cup. I promise you he WILL drink before he dehydrates. You just have to be strong and hold your ground. Good Luck!

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