My daughter won't eat vegetables or drink from anything but her bottle. She's 2wks shy of a year. and is completely on table food. Any suggetions?

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Cherie - posted on 02/21/2009

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I used water bottles with the lid you have to suck on to get my son off his bottle and on a sippy. I also found a chocolate milk mix at my local farmers market store (sprouts) that is made purely of dried veges. My 7 year old is very picky and he loves it. He says it tates really good. Its a full serving of fruits and veges in one glass.

Gena - posted on 02/21/2009

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I suggest to everyone with toddlers to read Jo Frost "The Nanny" That book is awesome and it can help you with tons of toddler issues you will come across. The only thing I can say about the bottle is it isn't easy and you are going to want to give it back but you have to just take them all and bag them up and get them out of the house. Take her to the store and let her pick out her very own special big girl cup. Make her apart of the change. Let her throw her bottles in the garbage or take her with you to donate them. But the key is to just get them out of her reach and yours cause if it is in the house it is so easy to give in. Just keep in mind that it really is only a matter of days before she is over it and you will be on the the next challenge. As far as veggies some kids love them and some hate them. My son didn't like them at all my daughter on the other hand is a veggie nut. I would say if you feel like she isn't getting enough veggies buy some V8 splash and water it down like you would juice and put that in her sippy cup once or twice a day. I highly suggest that you read the book and share it with friends it has allot of helpful techniques in it. Good luck!

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I had a hard time getting my little one to take a sippy. I have probably spent $100 between them and trying to find a bottle she liked. She really likes the Gerber sippies that have the handles attached to the lid and are a slanted cup. The spout is large and very soft and I think that helps her a lot. There are also the ones with the silicone tops. She didn't like the Nuby ones at first, but would take the Munchkin brand ones I think because they are smaller.



As far as veggies, don't worry. My 2 year old still won't touch them, but she loves oranges, strawberries, bananas, and other fruit. If she will eat fruit, just give her a variety of them. Look for orange and red ones like Mangos for Vit. A. Good luck.

Jacqueline - posted on 02/21/2009

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Just keep introducing the sippie cup or a regular cup. My two year old was like that she still wants her bottle. I hate to see them cry but it has to be done. I feel like such a mean mom. I try not to give in I just tell her that she won't get anything to drink, or I gave her things that had a straw they love straws. With vegies I use the food processor a lot and sneak it in everything. What they can't see won't hurt them.  They don't even know. My 4 Year old hates veggies, And I find this is the only way for her to eat her veggies. Otherwise I make sure they have vitamins every day. My 3 Year old is a rabbit I swear she loves veggies and could live off of them.  Hope I could of been some help.  Now i have to look for a bottle. Have  a good day.        

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I had a hard time getting my little one to take a sippy. I have probably spent $100 between them and trying to find a bottle she liked. She really likes the Gerber sippies that have the handles attached to the lid and are a slanted cup. The spout is large and very soft and I think that helps her a lot. There are also the ones with the silicone tops. She didn't like the Nuby ones at first, but would take the Munchkin brand ones I think because they are smaller.



As far as veggies, don't worry. My 2 year old still won't touch them, but she loves oranges, strawberries, bananas, and other fruit. If she will eat fruit, just give her a variety of them. Look for orange and red ones like Mangos for Vit. A. Good luck.

Timmi - posted on 02/21/2009

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I nursed, until my daughter was 9 months, and even though she had a bottle for babysitters and my husband, she wasn't attacked to it. What we did was put juice in her cup and she didn't get anything but formula in her bottle, and soon we just took it away and would give her a cup of water for bedtime (which is probably the last feeding nursing or bottle to go). The kid will get thristy so I would take it away except for maybe bedtime until you're ready to give that one up as well. As for veggies my kid hates them too, just keep trying and yes go ahead and hide them I do all the time, just try and give her some outside of food too.

Louise - posted on 02/21/2009

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Hey there,

We had the same with my Tommy with the bottle, we just let it go but starting introducing it after his 1st birthday as his baby bottle, because he wanted to be big! He soon took the hint and within 8 weeks - no bottle!

As for vegetables we used to hide them in food although a lot of people say you shouldn't do that and should just be upfront and honest and make it fun. Perhaps invite a couple of other youngs ones round and have a finger food party as such. I am sure their parent wouldn't mind!

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