I am currently in the process of moving LP to cups instead of bottles. This is requiring a lot of patience and tough love. When I went to the pediatrician for LP's one-year check up, she asked if baby girl was drinking from cups. I was just happy to have her weaned! But the doctor is right, we don't want to be having the conversation about moving her to a cup when LP is two.
Last week, on the days she was home with me, I started giving her milk in a sippy cup while she ate and when she was done eating, I would try to get her to drink from the cup. She would typically only drink an ounce or so. I would then pour the rest of the milk into a bottle and hand it back to her; she would drain the bottle.
This week I started only giving LP milk in a sippy cup during the day. If she drinks it, excellent; if she doesn't, fine. This is horrible from a mommy perspective, especially since it is growing increasingly warm out. I don't want my little buggaboo to be thirsty, but I can see any other way. Before bed I still give her a bottle with her last milk of the day. I am trying to figure out if she is gaming me, holding out to drink until she gets her bottle at night. Next week we go all cup all the time.
Any one else have experience with this? Any tried and true methods for getting babies to cups?