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BouncingTurtle Tue 22-Jul-08 21:51:22

Ds is refusing a bottle, but at 7mos, my BFC has suggested I should just move to giving ds ebm in cups. I've used a doidy cup and a couple of Tommee Tippee sippy cups with limited success - he refuses to put the mouth piece in mouth and just wants to bang it against his highchair grin
She mentioned a Heinz cup, a narrow beaker with a mouthpiece with 5 holes. Can anyone suggest a similar non-Heinz alternative?
Or should I just keep trying with the doidy or Tommee Tippees?
Any tips would be helpful! I've been trying all the cups with water after his meals btw.

WarmFuzzy Tue 22-Jul-08 22:14:28

I've posted about these Playtex bottles before. I'm honestly not an agent but I do think they are great.

They aren't recommended for babies that young but DS2 was nicking DS1's from about 7 months. They are dishwasher safe.

BouncingTurtle Wed 23-Jul-08 09:06:24

I think those cups would be too big for him, but thanks anyway!
Anyone else?

Seona1973 Wed 23-Jul-08 20:03:59

have you tried the tommee tippee first cup? It is freeflowing so they dont need to suck much to get the liquid out. It will take a wee while for your lo to get the hang of using them but with perseverence and practice your lo should eventually work it out.

littlemum2 Wed 23-Jul-08 21:43:23

I am having same problem. My daughter is also 7 months and wont take a bottle for love nor money. I've been trying both the tommy and doidy. After 4 weeks she'll take a couple of little sips but very reluctantly. It's certainly not enough to be able to give up breastfeeding or even cut out a feed.
My health visitor told me to spoon feed the milk - just to get it down them. She does take it from a spoon but it is so time consuming.
Do you mind me asking - are you giving up on the bottle completely? My worry is that I'm going back to work in a couple of months and will have to quit breast feeding completely - I'm worried she wont get the same quantity / comfort from a cup.
Sorry I haven't been much help but it's so nice to know someone else is having the same problem.

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