Sippy cup woes

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My 14 month old refuses to use a sippy cup consistently. She will take some juice or water but no cows milk. I know she is supposed to be off the bottle by 1 yo but she just won't drink if she doesn't have her bottle and that scares me. I've tried every kind of cup-from straws to soft spout to hard spout to bottle like ones. Nothing is taking and I'm almost embarrassed that she's this old and still on a bottle Short of going cold turkey and being cruel to her in my mind-what else can I do?

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Michelle - posted on 01/07/2012

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I wouldn't push it. My 21mo still has a bottle. There isn't a set age when they should be off them so to save the battles let it go. She'll stop when she's ready.

My 1st (now 10yo) had a bottle at night till he was 3. My 2nd (now 8yo) stopped at 14 months. Each child is different.

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I will try the real cup. I think she can do it but probably not that well. Haha! It's just nice to hand my other child-4 yo- a drink while he's playing or reading an not have to worry about spilling.

Elfrieda - posted on 01/07/2012

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Try going to a real cup. Some kids have the motor control to do it and are really motivated by the "do it like mommy" factor.

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