My 9 month old refuses to drink anything other than milk from anything other than a bottle. Should i be worried at this age? I have tried to get him to drink water and dilute juice from both the bottle and a number of beakers but he just pushes them all away. I have also tried putting his normal milk into beakers but he refuses this too and screams until a bottle of milk is offered. Any advice welcome!
Keep offering water in a beaker, with food, but don't stress if he doesn't take it. He'll get there in the end. Forget about adding juice. You'll set yourself up for a child who won't touch water, and since he currently doesn't fancy anything other than milk, its not worth starting down that route.
Don't worry if he just likes the bottle.Use that.My eldest 2 were EBF and switched to bottles at 7months for milk and water.My eldest liked his bottle for milk until he was nearly 3 but was able to drink water from an open cup way before that and had no speech issues which is the concern about bottles. Agree stick to water in them if he's happy drinking that.
I tried some different sippy cups, but honestly I think it's best to just stick to the basic tommee tippee beaker with two handles at the side. Just leave it available at all times and lots of praise when it's used! They all get the hang of it eventually!