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Anyone that can give me advice on how to make my toddler drink her milk out of sippy cup?

Anonymous

She refuses it, she will only drink juice or water from sippy cup but not her milk. I want to get her off the bottle already. Also i should mention she still drinks milk before bed and sometimes wakes up once at night for milk, would it be okay if it’s in a sippy cup?

  • Caterina
    Jan 29

    I had to try a few different sippy cups before there was one my daughter would take. The nuk learner cup worked for us. And I warm the milk for 30 seconds.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 29

    Cold turkey. If there is no bottle to drink out of then sippy is the only option! Also- my son likes straw cups best :)

  • Janine
    Jan 29

    We are having the same problem and my son is 3 🤦🏼‍♀️ I don’t know what to do... he’s addicted to milk in the bottle

  • Julie
    Jan 29

    Try warming it....??

  • Laura
    Jan 29

    Same situation here. We tried getting rid of bottles cold turkey, but she refused to drink milk out of anything else and kept asking for milk. So we went back to bottles. Then we tried again cold turkey and she still won't drink milk out of anything else, but Doc said she doesn't need milk anymore as long as she is getting calcium and vitamin D from other sources, and she doesn't ask for milk anymore. We've found she will drink chocolate milk out of a small regular cup, so we have that occasionally and I put very little chocolate in it. So we suspect when she was asking for milk before she was really just asking for a bottle, and she doesn't actually miss the milk so much.

  • Laura
    Jan 29

    Drop the mid-night milk first. She shouldn't need food until morning so she's just doing it for comfort. It's not good for her teeth and will get everyone more sleep.

  • Ivy
    Jan 29

    My second son was the same.... he never had a bottle actually, until he was almost 2, and I was sooooo freaking desperate to wean!!! My husband offered him milk in a sippy cup or even an open cup (that’s what he always drank from if he wasn’t nursing) but he just didn’t want the milk!!! Eventually my husband came home with bottles and my toddler became attached and finally weaned from me. Only last week have we gotten him off the bottle and it was because he kept biting holes in the nipples. Finally, I just ripped his nipple off one bottle, showed it to him, and told him to trash it because it’s broken. And I only offer him milk in a cup or sippy now. It was a week of tantrums and moodiness, but he’s finally over it... we do give him milk sometimes before bed, and if he wants it at night, but I know it’s frowned upon. He’s always struggled to keep weight, so it was hard to not give him milk. Now, he gets most his milk during the day and if he must have milk, it’s in his sippy cup

  • Anonymous
    Jan 29

    I can tell she only wants the bottle and not really the milk because go a whole day without milk or bottle till it’s time for bed and although she has a full belly she still wants her bottle with milk and now she’s starting to bite the nipples

  • Ivy
    Jan 29

    My son liked the bottle for comfort too. He never attached to a blanket or a toy, but it was always pinching my skin, or going for my nipple...! (That’s why I was so desperate to wean). He still pinched my skin every day and I think he just wants something to comfort him... we’re trying to get him attached to a toy right now and we take it everywhere he goes.

  • Lily
    Jan 29

    If I am trying to get mine to stop something, you just gotta stop it cold turkey. I just try to remember that I am the grown up and things go how I say.

  • V
    Jan 29

    Same problem. My son only wants the nipple part of the bottle.. (as a comforting system) I’ve tried almost every kind of sippy cup! So far he will only drink from the sippy cup if i add a little but if chocolate milk and me giving him silly positive praise after every sip. Even if it’s a dinky sip. This has been going on for a few weeks now. I also showed him me tossing out all the bottles so he knows it’s gone lol

  • Lynn
    Jan 30

    Throw out all bottles and nipples.

  • Sally
    Feb 01

    I was having the same issues with my lo. I started using this Nuk sippy cup and heat the milk to room temperate. Worked like a charm. Good luck!