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my child wont take milk in a sippy cup! what to do?

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My son should be off the bottle but i need to be able to sleep for school and work. but he refuses to take a sippy with milk in it. and he just keeps throwing it out of his bed and away from him what are some alturnitives to get sleep and get him off the bottle?????

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You don't say how old your son is, which would be helpful in answering.  Does he take a sippy cup during the day, or does he take bottles then too?  If not, I'd give up on the sippy cups at night and start switching him when he's wide awake and more willing to try something new. It's also possible that he doesn't like the style of cup you're offering.  I tried about five different sippies before I found the one my son prefers (the most expensive kind, natch).  Some of those sippy cups are really hard to use - even for me!  You might want to try a different style. Sippy cups aren't intuitive.  Your son just needs to get used to them - and 2am isn't the best time to do it.  Don't worry about keeping up with the bottle in the middle of the night for now - if he needs it to sleep, he needs it.  Unless your son is older than 2 or 3, it's just not worth the battle.
you should not be putting your child to bed with a bottle or a cup. that's what causes tooth decay. (unless it's water). but that's just a horrible habit to start. put your foot down, and take the bottle away. throw them all in the trash. continue to give him a sippy cup. don't back down when he throws a fit. he will get thirsty enough, and take the cup. i gave my daughter a cup at 6 months, and within 3 days, she was holding it like a pro. we took the bottle away at 10 months, and never looked back. stop giving in. you are teaching him, that he will get what he wants when he throws a fit.
continue to give him a cup when you put him in the bed, and you will never have him potty trained at night.  he's going to wet the bed every time. i promise. my daughter is 21 months old, and i cut off liquids at 5:30. she goes to bed at 7:30.

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