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How do i get my 13mo to use a cup?

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Grandhighpoohba Wed 30-Sep-09 22:35:35

He will only drink from a bottle, and refuses cups full stop. Have tried a few different ones, but no go, he won't even put them in his mouth. Have even tried getting him to drink from a cup with no lid, but he won't swallow. Problem is, he won't really drink water, even from a bottle, and I don't want to give him juice in a bottle, so he is getting too much milk!

Advice gratefully received!

sleepsforwimps Thu 01-Oct-09 09:38:30

When you've offered it to him has it been at meal times etc whilst you are watching him? or have you tried just leaving him a cup with a bit of water in to play with? Both of mine after just playing with the cup over a matter of weeks just started one day drinking from the cup, just try initially to let it become a familiar object to him.

Grandhighpoohba Thu 01-Oct-09 19:39:47

Did try that once, but he just shook it and drenched himself and the floor.grin Guess I will just have to get used to the mess and keep a towel handy!

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

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