after ava turned 1 and even before then i looked up information on switching from bottles to sippy cups and feeding her milk but i would much rather have other mom's perspectives. she every now and then will drink out of her sippy cup and eventhough she has 4 sippy cups she will only drink from 1 of them and sometimes she will refuse to drink her milk even when i try mixing it with a little bit of formula to help her get used to it i even tried putting a mixture of milk and formula in a sippy cup and she just threw it on the floor. i'm desperate for any advice to help me. i just want to make sure she atleast drinks from her sippy cup so she can let go of her bottles even though it makes me sad to see her grow up i know she has to. so any advice?Answer Question
Answer by Lizygoinghooray at 3:12 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by raemommy at 3:46 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Children don't need to drink cow's milk after they turn 12 mo. Formula is modified cow's milk for babies that aren't breastfed so they can survive the first year and then switch to all solids. Cow's milk is for cows. You can get rid of bottles and formula at the same time and your toddler can drink water from a sippy cup, cup with a straw, open cup or even from a bottle. The max. juice they should have is 4 oz a day in an open cup.
Answer by Gailll at 3:57 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Is the issue drinking from a sippy cup or switching from formula to cows milk? If it is the sippy cup then persevere. If it is cows milk then then gradually tip the balance. I started off by replaceing 1 ounce with cows milk, then every few days I would replace another ounce until she was drinking cows milk with only 1 ounce of formula and then finally all cows milk and she never kinew what hit her.
Answer by beeky at 8:48 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 9:45 AM on Jul. 24, 2010