Sippy Cup Help PLZ!

Andrea - posted on 07/11/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I am starting my son on the sippy sup. Well at least trying to. All weekend I had to trick him with a bottle nipple and then stick the sippy in real quick to get him to see he could suck on it. But after two or three sucks he went right back to chewing on it and throwing it around and licking the bottom of the sippy. I tried several times to show him how to use it but he just chews it. please please help me. I am getting so frustrated.

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Amy - posted on 08/09/2011

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My son was ten months when he kinda took it. 11 when he really took off. I got the gerber ones since they are easier to clean and didn't leak. not sure what sippies are like now if they have same style or not. My son never took any bottles though, just breastfed. And I did just hand it to him and let him play with it for so long. He thought it was a toy at first. I told him there was milk in there. after biting a few times it turned to sucking and then voila, he got it. Self weaned at 15 months because he was just used to and like the cup. When I let him play with it i had pumped milk so i knew it was good for a few hours for him to have.

Ginger - posted on 08/08/2011

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I agree with Michelle, he'll figure it out on his own.
I introduced my son to a sippy cup at 6mo also. I gave it to him with every meal, first I show him the correct way by putting it to his mouth and showing him how to hold it, and then just let him experiment with it. Also, he really liked it when I drank from it, he would watch me and giggle sometimes and then he would try to repeat what I did.
It took a while, but he's now 10 months and does fine with it, and he's almost off the bottle completely!

Melissa - posted on 07/17/2011

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It took my son months ....like 5 months, to get used to it! I got aggressive with it at 13 mths and he took it no problems!!! He will when he is ready! Don't get frustrated or let people tell when the "right" time for it is....just work with him and he will take to it! I wiil say my son will only take one knid though...its the soft nipple munchkin kind that is like 1.95...which is great because its the cheapest one out there!

Michelle - posted on 07/16/2011

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You don't have to do anything except keep offering it to him. He'll figure it out after a while. I started my kids at 6 months just letting them have a sippy with water in it. By 9 months they were doing pretty good with them. It just takes time.

Brandy - posted on 07/14/2011

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I switched from a bottle to a sippy when he was 12 months. I was worried because he wouldn't take any kind of sippy, hard or soft spout, at all. I stuck to my guns and only gave him a sippy and he finally got use to it enough and now he does just fine. I was worried he wasn't getting enough to drink because he wouln't take to it, but when he got thirsty enough he sure did drink out of it. Just stick to it and he will be just fine. :)

Rachel - posted on 07/11/2011

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He will realize that stuff is coming out of it when he chews on it and being to drink it. Just let him chew on it. No need to correct him. And he doesnt hold the bottle for you because he knows you will hold it for him. Just hand him his bottle when you have him and he will eventually drink it. They have small sippy cups with soft tops and handles my son loved those. Just dont worry too much they say that babys can stay on the bottle till 1 year.

Andrea - posted on 07/11/2011

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I sute hope he gets it soon. od really love for him.t9 b on a sippy cup. He holds his own bottle for ev3ryone but me so i fugured we would b good w the sippy cups. He hols his bottles w his dad and at daycare but bot w me.

Elfrieda - posted on 07/11/2011

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My son didn't clue in until 11 or 12 months. I think you have lots of time. :)

Andrea - posted on 07/11/2011

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He is nine month almost. How is he supposed to figure it out if he is just chewin away on it? Do i correct him or just let him chew on it? If i am supposer to correct him, how do i do it? y o

Rachel - posted on 07/11/2011

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Yeah that is what both of mind did it is new and different and will take some time for him to get used to. Just dont push him to do something earlier than he is ready. He will do things at his own speed when he is ready.

Rachel - posted on 07/11/2011

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he will just let him do things on his own time. I introduced sippy cups early with both of my kids around 5 months and they were both off of their bottles by or before 10months. Just dont stress it really isnt a big deal. and usually with the younger ones the soft spout ones really work alot better.

Rachel - posted on 07/11/2011

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it may take them alittle time to get used to and the soft spout ones usually work better to begin with. I know when my daughter was teething she wouldnt take the hard spout ones because they hurt. I would just say just put alittle juice diluted in it or even just water and give him some time to get used to it. When he is ready and starts to drink more out of it you can switch to giving him his milk or formula in the sippy. Good luck and as with everything else with children they will do it when they are ready. Dont worry too much about it.

Elfrieda - posted on 07/11/2011

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It didn't seem easy at the time. I was despairing, I thought we'd have to go straight to regular cups. It took a while. I'd definitely recommend the Nuby softspout. Just buy one or two, because they leak worse than the hardspouted ones.

Elfrieda - posted on 07/11/2011

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It took my son a week or two to understand how a sippy cup works. I had to buy the soft-spout Nuby ones to start with, because they were a little more familiar to him (felt a bit like a bottle) than the hard-spouted ones.

I put some diluted apple juice in the sippy, and then just sat with him on my lap in the living room when we were both relaxed, and he was turning it over and biting the bottom and biting the top, when suddenly juice squirted into his mouth and TaDa! he got it. He never got more than a sip of juice in his life, so he was really motivated to get more liquid out of that cup. :) After that day, the bottles were gone except for one right before bed. He didn't miss them.

Try not to force it, just have it sitting around. He'll figure it out yet. :)

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