Today Emma is writing about Baby daily
Ever since Eric turned 8 months he refused to take bottles – so I started to teach him to drink out of a cup. We have tried them all:
He would fold the spout instead of drinking from the cup, he would chew on the spout because the valve was making him suck harder and he didn’t like that, and the cup with a straw was spilling all over so I had to return it.
Meanwhile I didn’t have a cup for my baby so I was pouring the water in a glass or a regular cup and holding it for Eric while he drank. At first he would make a sip and push it away, but I continued to offer and he would make another sip, and then another. After a couple of weeks he started to help me hold the glass or the cup. Another week passed and he was holding the glass himself, I only had to control the angle so that the milk would flow in his mouth. And what do you know – after one month he was drinking from a cup on his own.
I guess training cups are not the only way :)