My DS is 16 months and won't take to a sippy cup. He was a mostly bottlefed baby, and our doctor said it was fine to give him bottles (we only give him milk and water) if that's his continued preference. We've tried several different kinds of sippy cups, which usually result in him throwing them after a sip or 2. He has shown an interest in straws, so we bought a couple cups with them, but they aren't the easiest to suck out of.
I'm not opposed to continuing his bottles, especially water before nap/bedtime, but he has an AWFUL habit of flipping the bottle over and watching the milk/water drip out. Obviously, the former in the car on a hot day is less than ideal.
Anyone else deal with similar issues and have any advice?
Re: Sippy Cup Challenge
I would not be giving bottles at all at 16 months. It's just going to get harder and harder to take it away as he gets older.
If you offer a sippy of milk and he doesn't want it then oh well. He doesn't HAVE to have milk. Kids get plenty of calcium from other foods so believe it or not he doesn't need that milk.
Eventually, if you are consistent and only offer a cup, he will drink out of it if he wants the milk.
(My 10 month old drinks out of a hard spout sippy and a straw cup so it sounds like your son just doesn't want to. It's a battle of wills!)