My son is 17 months, won't take milk in a sippy cup. Any suggestion?

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Danialle - posted on 01/14/2009

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Does he drink other liquids from a sippy cup? The milk might be too thick for him. If that's the case you could try watering it down. Or you could try just switching to a real cup or a cup with a straw. Just some suggestions

Danialle - posted on 01/14/2009

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Does he drink other liquids from a sippy cup? The milk might be too thick for him. If that's the case you could try watering it down. Or you could try just switching to a real cup or a cup with a straw. Just some suggestions

Danialle - posted on 01/14/2009

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Does he drink other liquids from a sippy cup? The milk might be too thick for him. If that's the case you could try watering it down. Or you could try just switching to a real cup or a cup with a straw. Just some suggestions

Pam - posted on 01/14/2009

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give him the milk in a cup- a big study cup- we use the A&W rootbeer mugs. they work great!

Gabrielle - posted on 01/14/2009

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My daughter only wanted her milk in a bottle. But when she was about 2, we noticed she was chewing on the nipples a lot. I told her she was going to break her bottles doing that. She didn't stop chewing, so one day I told her she had broken all her bottles and could no longer use them. She was going to have to take her milk in something else, and her loving mommy had bought her a Dora straw sippy cup. I used her favorite character to introduce her to taking milk in a straw sippy, then started mixing in less expensive Playtex straw sippies. Now she takes those with no problem. In fact, I have about 5 different kinds of straw cups (we got some from restaurants, the zoo, etc) and she never bats an eye.

Jessica - posted on 01/14/2009

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Yes, my 2 year old would take a sippy cup for anything! So my pedetrician suggested the throw in toss cups that come in a pack of 4 or 5 with a straw. They aren't spill proof but they don't spill like a regular cup either. Now that he has taken this kind of cup, I don't have to worry about transitioning him again. He can use this cup forever if he wants. He took to the straw like a pro. Never took a sippy cup! Dentist also recommend this because when they turn two they are suppose to go off of the sippy cup! Good luck and Hope this helps!

Brandy - posted on 01/14/2009

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hello. My youngest is almost 1 and she will only take milk in a sippy that "looks" like her bottle. i found a NUBY sippy ( i think) at wal mart. it is tall like a bottle without the handles. the ones with the handles she will only take juice in.  so when i bought the sippy without handles and with a clear cilicone spout (like a bottle)(and spill proof)  she took the cup right away. its a sneaky wein..lol. the plastic spout sippy's are harder to get her to take. i think it takes more suction power for her to get anything out of it. the cilicone spouts work great for me.  good luck! 

Kellie - posted on 01/14/2009

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I tired cold turkey with my daughter. You just can't give in. In a few days she gave in and took her milk from the sippy.

User - posted on 01/14/2009

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the take and toss cups with the straws were my best friends! and you can get them just about anywhere!

Erin - posted on 01/14/2009

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Keep trying! It took a long time for my twins to take milk from a sippy cup...we even went so far as to buy several different brands to try out...but in the end it did not matter, they only wanted milk from a bottle...same with my littlest guy...eventually the bottle fairy came and we kept trying...wasted a lot of milk but eventually they (twins) gave in and drank from the cup. Littlest one is still balking but, figure he gets plenty of dairy from Cheese and Yogurt! Good Luck!!

Shuron - posted on 01/14/2009

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My daughter wouldnt either! I mixed it with other things like a little juice or some apple sauce for awhile. After she started drinking out of it all the time she would drink milk in it. My new problem is trying to get her to drink water! let me know if this works for him or if you have already tried it.

User - posted on 01/14/2009

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They want to feel like "big kids"...i had the same problem....supervising try a tall plastic cup with a small amount of milk and a fun straw! You can even purchase "to go" cups from the super market, they aren't spill proof but at least he gets his vitimin D :)

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