Posted by Nicole K on September 08, 2003 at 22:23:30:
In Reply to: bottle/sippy cup sucking posted by Donna on September 08, 2003 at 20:08:45:
: My baby won't drink (make the sucking motion) on either a bottle or a sippy cup. I've tried different nipples on the bottle too. He just plays with them or puts the wrong end in his mouth and teeths on it. How do I get him to drink?
My son used to do the same thing, he would just chew on the spout of the sippy cup or play with it, evetually he figured out he could drink from it and started to suck from the spout.
You could take the stopper out of the spout from the sippy cup so that when he puts it to his mouth the milk or whatever you give him will come out easier and he will realize that he can drink from it.
As for the bottle, I don't know why he wouldn't suck from the nipple unless he is just not hungry. How do you normally feed him if he is not drinking from a bottle?? How old is he?