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My dd will be 3 @ the end of June, and has been cuppy trained since she turned 2 w/ no problems. Except that she refuses to drink milk from a cuppy. She will drink it from a bottle w/ no problem, but will let a cuppy of milk sit all day long refusing to drink it, even when I put chocolate in it. I worry that she's not getting enough calcium because she still gets up 1-2 times a night needing a diaper change, and wanting a drink, and that is the only time she gets any milk, and it's from a bottle. Unless we are out of milk, and then she's perfectly fine using her cuppy. I know I should just toss the bottle, but she is so stubborn that she will go all day throwing tantrums, and not drink a thing, if I force her to have milk in her cup. Don't want her to get dehydrated or get sick from spoiled milk..... At my wits end!!Answer Question
Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 12:57 PM on Jan. 9, 2013
My Son preferred the bottle over the sippy cup too. I just simply took the bottles away. He did not drink as much milk & doesn't to this day but I supplemented with lots of other foods with calcium. Lots of cheese & yogurt like the previous poster said. You also have to break the waking up 2-3 times a night routine. There is no reason for her to have a drink in the middle of the night unless she had a particularly salty dinner & is parched. A sip of something before bed & that's it. You shouldn't even need to change her diaper during the night. Change the pee pee diaper when she gets up in the morning. My Daughter is 17 months & I don't even change her during the night. (she doesn't poop at night but I would change that if she did). You have to sit her down & tell her that big girls (soon she'll be going to Preschool) In Preschool don't drink from bottles or get up & bother Mommy & Daddy at night either. Cont:
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:09 PM on Jan. 9, 2013
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Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:11 PM on Jan. 9, 2013
Cont: Say lets see how you can be a big girl too & maybe you'll get a treat. Then buy her underwear or a little toy or something. That will help with potty training too. Just put 2 sippy cups out for her during the day, one with water & one with milk. Tell her if she wants milk then drink it now or I'm putting it away for lunch/dinner. You can give her cheese & bowls with salad dressing to dip it in too. GL!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:13 PM on Jan. 9, 2013
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