Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Just Wondering | 2010/02/08


Sippy cups

hi doc

my 18 month old is still on bottles. he refuse to drink from anything else. i have taken his bottles away for a full day and have only made sippy cups available, but he just won' t give in. he would rather go without anything to drink than to drink from a sippy cup. i eventually crack in the afternoon and then give him his bottle.

what must i do? i have tried all sorts of sippy cups, soft ones, hard ones, non drip ones, nuby ones, ackermans ones, you name it...

i really need help...


Expert's Reply



This is very common. Do not worry too much. Allow your little toddler to continue to drink from bottles and do not put too much pressure on him. After a good break try him again on a sippy cup and if he is still not ready try again later on. With time you will get him to drink from a cup.

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Posted by: R | 2010/02/10

My son is 2.5 and potty trained, but still has a bottle at night, and one in the morning if he asks for it. I am in no hurry to get rid of the bottles, when he' s ready he will let me know. Sooner or later kids realise they have outgrown these things, but for now (even at my sons age) it still provides some form of comfort, so try not to stress too much. It will go eventually as our kids do grow up, too quickly. (I think I must be holding on to the bottles more than him :-))

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