My daughter is 14 months and we have been giving her a sippy cup since she was about 6 months old. Right around a year old she finally figured out how to hold it herself and tip her head back in order to get the liquid out all by herself. The problem is that she wont drink much out of it! If I give her 4oz of milk/juice in a bottle, she guzzles the whole amount down in a few minutes. If I put it in a sippy cup, she takes a few sips (less than an ounce) and then won't drink any more. It's not that she can't drink from the sippy cup, she just won't! She is not getting her reccomended daily amount of milk unless I put it in a bottle and I am trying to wean her from the bottle. Any suggestions?
I don't know, just don't give her a bottle and she'll eventually drink it out of the sippy cup when she is thirsty enough?
Try different types of sippy cups
Teach her to drink from an open cup
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My daughter went through this phase, and pediatrician said it was actually quite normal. I wasn't about to give back the bottle (I had her completely weaned at 12 months), so I upped her calcium intake through extra yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese cubes, etc. until she got back in the groove with the sippy cup.
I also found she liked cups with straws instead of sippy cups, which worked well with having her transitioned completely off sippies and onto real cups by 24 months. I bought some little travel cups with lids from Wal Mart and she used those for the longest time.
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