baby won't drink water

(5 Posts)
Pooshy Tue 02-Feb-16 21:41:09

DD is 14 months now and other than one time she refuses to drink any water/juice/squash out of a bottle of sippy cup. She'll only gave it if I squirt it into her mouth from a carton with a strawer!

She has three bottles of milk a day totally approx 18oz

Is this normal? I'm concerned as she is becoming constipated

Runningbutnotscared Tue 02-Feb-16 22:38:27

Have you spoken to your health visitor?
Does your lo drink any milk from a sippy cup?

dementedpixie Wed 03-Feb-16 08:00:29

Try a straw cup?

skankingpiglet Wed 03-Feb-16 22:42:30

I'd try a doidy cup or as demented suggested, a straw cup. My DD drank from a bottle, doidy, soft spout beaker, free flow sippy, straw cup in that order. Now she prefers proper glasses (19mo) hmm Obviously I don't indulge this unless I have a firm grip on it too... She was very suspicious of sippys until around a year but took to a doidy when we started weaning at 6mo. They all have their preferences, just buy or borrow a few different types of drinking vessel smile
I should also mention she refused to take milk in anything other than a bottle until 16mo, and then only accepted a sippy because we went cold turkey with them. In her mind, bottles were for milk, everything else for water. Now she'll have her morning milk in a sippy or straw cup (she has it sat on our bed so no way I'm risking an open cup!).

Pooshy Thu 04-Feb-16 08:13:28

Thanks so much for your replies everyone. I managed to get her to drink a little out of an espresso cup yesterday! I'm off to buy a Doidy cup today!

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