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Moving from teat bottle to training cup

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    winnie is offline Registered User
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    Jan 2004
    Hong Kong

    Unhappy Moving from teat bottle to training cup

    After much procrastination, I finally bit the bullet four days ago and switched my 2-year old son's milk bottles to the Avent training cups for all three milk feeds. Unsurprisingly, there was much resistance but we found he could do it as the first night, we gave him sufficient incentive to finish the milk at bedtime. Now, instead of doing 18oz a day, we'd be lucky if he does 12oz. Does anyone have tips to get the child to switch to cups? I don't want this to turn into a battle ground. Is it OK if the milk consumption goes down dramatically? I thought that by drinking less milk, my son would make up for the less fluids by drinking more water but he has not.

    Worried mum.....

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    HKfornow is offline Registered User
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    Sep 2004
    Know what you're going through, I just weaned my 2.2 year old a couple of months ago, and it was frustrating as he would resist drinking any of the milk. We found out that since he use to take his bottle in bed or in our arms, he doesn't mind taking the sippy cups in those positions, so that's how he's taking his milk now (contrary to how the book said that baby would relish the freedom of running around with the sippy cup in hand ).

    If you are worried about his milk consumption being down, as long as you are giving him other forms of calcium it should not be a big concern, ie yoghurts & cheeses, etc., it will take time some time before baby will adapt, but eventually they will get there, in the meantime just be patient and try to find what can work for you and baby best. Good Luck.

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