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20/05/2013 at 17:46
E is one (!) and is down to just two bottles if milk a day (morning and evening). We've just switched to cows milk, so the next step is to get rid of the bottles.
Any tips? She uses the tomee tippee beakers for water and I don't really want to use the same cups (she spits half her water out anyway and I don't want milk everywhere). What cups did you use?
20/05/2013 at 18:04
We used a cup with a straw built in. J drank from those better than other baby cups.
20/05/2013 at 19:44
I wouldn't worry too much if it's only morning and evening bottles. Isla still has these at 18 months. Not thinking of changing any time soon. She will drink water from all sorts of cups/beakers during the day so I'm not too worried.
20/05/2013 at 19:52
AK - I think that's the only sort I haven't tried yet lol!
MrsB - thanks. Water during the day is definitely easier!
20/05/2013 at 20:05
I used a TT beaker but a different colour to her water one. She knows the difference (she's 15 months). I just swapped over one evening and we went straight onto beakers. It took a week or 2 before she was taking as much milk from her beaker as she did from her bottle but now downs 2 beakers of milk most nights and same in the morning.
20/05/2013 at 20:12
That's reassuring AR. I've got a cup that's similar but with no handles, so maybe I just need to persevere with that.
20/05/2013 at 20:21
We never managed it tbh, both girls ended up dropping their milk when we took away the bottle but iirc they were heading for two by that time. We tried the beaker tops you can fit to the agent bottles but that didn't work. We just made sure they got enough milk on cereal and in foods.
20/05/2013 at 21:09
We switched J onto TT beaker, one of the ones without handles and switched his daytime milk first and then his bedtime ones a few weeks later. His milk consumption dropped for a couple of months but then it went back to normal
20/05/2013 at 22:29
Never managed it - but can't get him to drink cows milk either - have just ditched the bottle at nearly 20mths and upping his dairy intake through food. I would just carry on with bottles for now in your situation.
21/05/2013 at 08:36
We did the same as AK and use one with a straw built in that flips open and closed.
She would drink water from cups happily but would spit out milk from them- I think because it was the same cup she was expecting water to come out so wasn't happy when it was milk. I tried one with a straw as something totally different and she happily downed the full thing. So the straw cup is strictly just for milk to avoid confusion
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