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Old 01-03-2012, 06:13 AM
 
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My son is starting to refuse his bottles - he's only been drinking half the bottle then getting angry and batting it away. He just turned 1 almost 2 weeks ago. He still wont take a sippy cup. Any suggestions on what to do?

I've tried multiple brands of sippy cups, tried hard tip, soft tip, straws, directly out of a cup, everything he takes one single sip and doesnt want anything out of it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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Does he still need bottles at 1 year old?
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:20 AM
 
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Does he only want to drink out of "big" glasses? I took my first child off the bottle back in the day around a year. He may regress at some point, but I would check w/ my ped and maybe he is just ready to quit bottle. Popsicles? Juice in other ways, you can no doubt get creative now.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:23 AM
 
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Does he still need bottles at 1 year old?
Yes.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:25 AM
 
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Does he only want to drink out of "big" glasses? I took my first child off the bottle back in the day around a year. He may regress at some point, but I would check w/ my ped and maybe he is just ready to quit bottle. Popsicles? Juice in other ways, you can no doubt get creative now.
He wont drink out of glasses either.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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Are you concerned that he is getting dehydrated? Is he making up for the lost nutrition with solid foods? I'm just brainstorming questions - Have you talked to the ped?
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:49 AM
 
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What are you giving him to drink? It might be an issue with that, more than the delivery system.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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Yes.
Does he have some special need that cannot be met without a bottle? I would take his refusal of the bottle as a blessing that he will give the bottle up willingly at an early age.

If you really really must have him continue a bottle (he seems to be a good age to start to give it up) then I would cut back the solid food you give him. Babies can only eat so much and he may just be full from the solid food that he eats.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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Most pediatricians say to take the bottle away at age 1. By then they can handle whole milk. Do not offer a sippy cup or real cup with formula just water or milk. He does not NEED a bottle at this age, why do you think he does? He should be eating regular table food by now, getting the nutrition he needs from that. If he is thirsty enough, he will drink from a cup. It's just very possible he is FULL after 1/2 a bottle if he is eating table food.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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If he isn't underweight or malnourished, there's no problem. He just doesn't want it.
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