Switching to a sippy cup?

Annie - posted on 07/10/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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We are currently trying to start to wean our 9 month old to a sippy cup. He will not and has never held his own bottle. All he wants to do is play with his sippy cup. Today I got him to take some formula out of one, but then he threw up all over himself and hasn't spit up in months.



I was just wondering what other moms have done to make the switch?

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When I first introduced the cup, my daughter did not like it at all. She would refuse to drink anything from it, and in fact would hoist it over her head, often hitting herself in the process, and throw it and cry. So, I didn't push it, but every once and a while, I'd try again. Success came finally after I bought a cup with a character on it. She liked the cartoonish people and animal pictures and she began to use them. Now she'll drink from any cup.

Ashley - posted on 07/15/2010

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When my son was 5 mos I started introducing it to him. Even if he just plays with it let him til he gets use to it he'll learn. And you need to make him hold his own bottle or else you'll have to hold the cup!!! Pediatricians recommend that baby's get off the bottle entirely by I think it's either 15 or 18 mos. They'd like for it to be done by 12 mos but not all babies are the same. Just keep working with him he'll catch on

Rebecca - posted on 07/14/2010

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yes its a sippy cup and vis versa it wasnt untill i looked it up lol sorry i know them as beakers where im from. i hope my information helped you if you need anythink else just ask ok

Annie - posted on 07/14/2010

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Rebecca, I'm guessing a beaker is a sippy cup? I have never heard it called that before.

Rebecca - posted on 07/14/2010

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my daughter was the same it wasnt until she was 13months old she would drink out of a beaker propely (she was 6wks premature) we got her onto the beakers using the tommie tippie close to nature silicone teats beaker which is clear and has a vary flow teat on it which means the harder they suck the more it comes out so it depends on how hard they suck really these really helped my daughter get on her way she is know drinking a beaker with a straw so shes right on track but she still has her night time milky horlicks drink in her bottle as that is her bed time routine, but really my advice to you is dont always listen to the health visiters on that babies should be drinking out of a beaker at 9months they will do it when they are ready not when people make them, just bear in mind no-one knows your baby better than you and if you feel she isnt ready then dont make her, the health visiters are there with your baby all the time ect, your there parent not them and besides in this day and age they grow up so fast so why make them grow up even quicker by making them drink from big babies cups when there only babies, i hope this helps you

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We started our son on a sippy cup at 5 months old and now at 7 1/2 months old he uses it very well for water throughout the day. Pretty soon we're going to try giving him his formula in one too. He doesn't hold his bottle and when he holds his sippy cup he usually uses it as a shaker sending water all over but to be honest I don't mind holding it for him =]

Rosaleen - posted on 07/13/2010

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our 22 wk old boy is drinking out of a sippy cup it has handles on it, we give him water through out the day in it he loves drinking from it

Monica - posted on 07/11/2010

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Our 12-month old has yet to catch on to the whole sippy cup thing. He also never held his own bottles, but did learn to drink from a straw. So, he gets bottles first and last of the day, and spill-proof straw cups during the day.

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When I first gave my son a sippy cup he played with it too. It took a couple weeks for him to get bored of playing with it and figure out how to use it properly, but not he is good at it. We tried the ones with the handles but for some reason he doesn`t do well with those. He prefers the plastic no name reusable ones from Walmart and now drinks water, juice, and ocassionally formula from it. He won`t take formula from me in it though. Just keep trying and experiment with different cups and see which one works best for him

Brandy - posted on 07/11/2010

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We skipped the sippy cup all together. I just gave my daughter sips here and there from my glass of water since when they are under a year, they don't really need more fluids than what they get from breastmilk/formula. Then one day when she was almost a year old, she walked over to the coffee table and picked up my glass and took a drink and put it back down all by herself. So, ever since then, I just always have a glass of water on the coffee table for her (she's 2 now). We're going to try to do the same thing with our son. (we do have one sippy cup for using in the vehicle)

Kathy - posted on 07/11/2010

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we got the nubby ones that have handles and a spout that she has to suck a little to get any, we so far just have her drinking water, and very watered down juice from it and still have her taking formula from the bottle. The sippy cup lets her drink alot faster so I decided to just do it that way for now till she learns to slow down, then I'll start trying formula in it, or milk once she's old enough.

Rachelle - posted on 07/11/2010

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i would suggest using a sippy cup that still like a bottle just for him to get use to the faster flow and the whole concept of having no more bottle then upgradeing to a full on sippy cup

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