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My DS no longer gets the bottle but can olny drink from a sippy cup if I hold it or he is reclined

He is almost 13 mon.... has anyone else gone thru this? He could never hold up a bottle either.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Jun. 17, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • That's weird my DD was able to hold her cup alone at 9 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Most children can hold their own bottle or cup by 6 mos. I would just sit down in front of him. He will pick it up and drink from it if he really wants it.

    Answer by coala at 5:42 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Talk to his doctor, he may need to be evaluated for his development. My breastfed grandbaby didn't drink out of a sippy cup much at that age. I would hold a cup and he was a champ at drinking with a regular straw. That was great with us because most sippy cups are bad for kids' mouths and development.


    Answer by Gailll at 7:25 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • I would mention it to the doc, but it may not be a big deal. Have you tried the straw cups? they have them in a no-spill variety. That worked better for my girls.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 8:18 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • My sone doesnt like sippies either. I started him on straw cups at 8 months old. Hes a pro at them :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 9:28 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

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