I have a stubborn 19month old who did not want to give up her bottle. We tried every sippy cup, but she still preferred the bottle. One day we decided enough was enough. With her help we threw all the bottles away, then took the garbage outside. No bottles can remain or you will give in. She was still resistant to the cup, but a week later she is fine. She had 2 really bad crying fits, in the past we would of just given her the bottle. For about a week she would not take a cup of milk easily, she would throw it on the ground, but eventually she would get thirsty and take the cup. We also would put a little chocolate mix in a cup a day. We were concerned she wasn't drinking enough so we used the chocolate milk. The benefit now is that she is eating more solids food. She was so attached to the bottle, that in the past she would bring me a sippy cup of milk and an empty bottle in hope I would pour the milk in the bottle.
at 2:06 PM on Feb. 12, 2009