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No more bottle?

My son is 18 months an he is now saying no to the bottle. he doesnt even want to drink his soy milk anymore..

is that normal? what age do they usually stop drinking milk? do they ever stop? this is so new! any advice would be great.

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Asked by akalei at 11:50 AM on Jun. 23, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • give him a sippy cup at 12 months he should have been handed a sippy cup

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • he doesnt like sippy cups anymore, he like the straw cups an just a normal cup.

    Comment by akalei (original poster) at 11:53 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • well thats not bad either lol.. give him what he likes.. my kids have the straw cups they hate them :P.. its ok for him to have those. Most mom have to fight a kid over the bottle.. be glad :):):)

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • so i take it its a good thing?! haha thats not so bad i guess :) i think well try giving him a cup of milk with a straw see if he takes it. is it ok for them to stop drinking milk though? i hate milk an i stopped when i was really little but my dad doesnt remember when exactly.

    Comment by akalei (original poster) at 12:01 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • If he'll drink the milk out of the cup with a straw, great. Did he say no to the bottle? Or the milk?

    Answer by jteffs at 12:19 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Oh, and Anon is right, you should've taken the bottle at twelve months. It'll mess up his teeth otherwise.

    Answer by jteffs at 12:22 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • He still needs a certain amount of milk (calcium). Sippy cups are great and they come in so many cool sizes. Does he have a favorite charachter. Oh boy. :0) Good luck.

    Answer by mashonad07 at 1:00 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • yup its a good thing :)....try chocolate milk or strawberry milk if he doesn't drink plain milk.. i know i know sugar.. but everything is good in moderation. my son doesn't care much for white milk so i give him chocolate (at least hes getting milk) kids need the milk for their teeth. You can also try vanilla milk or soy milk a lot of kids love those.. If your son doesn't want milk you can talk to his dr about it and see what they would recommend.. pedi-sure maybe :)


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • i transitioned my son from the bottle to a straw sippy cup exactly at 12 months. then he went to regular sippy cups.

    Answer by SweetPieMama24 at 1:05 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Most times your baby will tell you that their through with something, My son only had bottles up to 12 months and then I did a sippy cup. Is there a reason he's on soy, because he could do atleast 2 % milk until he's a little older. good luck!

    Answer by Sillylins at 2:20 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

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