Having problem making the swich to a sippy cup

Danielle - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My daughter is going to be 1 on saterday I've been trying to get her off the bottle for about a month now. I give her the sippy cup and she throws a fit than throws the sippy cup and wants nothing to do with it. I don't know what to do. I was also wondering how everyone made the swich from formula to milk. Please help

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Jocelyn - posted on 04/20/2010

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Are you putting juice in the cup? Give her something sweet in it and maybe that'll work. Try V8 fruit fusion strawberry banana. My boys love it! Do you think she's having a problem tilting the cup back or anything? If so, these might help- http://www.tiltycup.com/



We started doing 1/2 milk and 1/2 formula in their bottles about a week before they turned one. They were getting 4 bottles a day but after they turned one I cut out the 2 mid-day bottles and starting giving them milk from a cup. They'd get the bottles after their naps so instead I just sat them in my lap with a cup of milk. Now they are fine with milk from a cup and we are down to 2 bottles a day- 1 when they wake and 1 before bed, 1/2 milk 1/2 formula.

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Tonya - posted on 05/02/2010

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We are having a very difficult time switching to a sippy cup! My son bites it, shakes it, kicks it, etc... but just does not understand to concept of what he needs to do. We have tried milk, juice and water with no luck. We are continuing to try daily and hoping for results soon!

Sheridan - posted on 04/29/2010

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Im having the same problems with a Sippy Cup .. my little boy was 1 on 11th april, he cant stand any sippy cup at all .. Ive tried so many its unbelievable... He did shock me the other day though and he picked up my nephews Fruit Shoot bottle (sports cap style) and started drinking from it straight away! .. He is trying to use these now, but sippy cups are a no no! .. Im going to try the Nuby cup with straw and see how he goes with that, but i suppose its just a waiting game..

As for the Cows Milk .. i started to give my little boy it from about 11months, just starting with a bottle one day and seeing how he reacted, the next day 2 bottles and so on.. Now he cant get enough of it! he adores it!

Good Luck Sweetie !! X

Jeanette - posted on 04/27/2010

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Have you tried the sippy cup with the straw? My son loves it, Nuby makes them and they are wonderful. He has been drinking whole milk from about 10 months because he just wouldn't take formula one day so I switched him. He still has his night time milk in a bottle but all his juice and water is out of the nuby cup with the soft straw. He will also drink out of a sippy cup too. They just do it when they are ready. Good luck!

Tammy - posted on 04/27/2010

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Don't panick. Children will transition to a sippy cup when they are ready. I was freaking out because my daughter had no interest in a sippy cup. But one day over the weekend she picked it up and drank like a pro. Keep offering it and relax. It will happen.

Jessica - posted on 04/26/2010

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My son is one of the pickiest babies I have ever come in contact with, and since my mom babysat children my whole life growing up and I now work in a family practice office I would saw thats a whole lot of babies:-) Anyways with my son getting him to drink ANYTHING no matter what it came out of was a chore! At first i breastfed and he wouldn't latch so then i pumped and he drank out of parents choice bottles for about 1 month then it was onto formula, 3 different kinds mind you and about EVERY kind of bottle and nipple they made from plain old cheapo bottles to the more high tech Dr Browns brand. Either way it didn't matter he just hated formula! We put him on whole milk at 9 months per the Dr's orders mind you due to him not gaining wt properly and he had no issues at all. We started introducing the cup at around the same time and we tried a bunch of different cups. His favorite is the NUBY cup. Its amazing, it wont spill he can throw it and the spout sits in a way so it wont touch the ground and the spout is soft silicone just like a nipple for easy transition! He still wont drink like a normal kid would though, now we have to flavor his milk to drink it and alternate flavors. We use pediasure so flavor it for more calories and it has great nutritional value, in my opinion that would be better then doing juice unless you dilute the juice alot with water.

Crys - posted on 04/26/2010

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Well, my little guy turned one on the 10th and we're still having issues with him and the bottle. We've been trying since 9 months. However, we found out that he has sensory issues so it's going to be quite a challenge getting him used to the feeling of the sippy cups. We have currently tried 13 different brands of cups! Nada... he won't take to them! LOL If she is persistant with not taking to them, it may be a sensory issue too. Just keep offering it at meal times and through-out the day. Try to use bottles only at night. That was the best reccommendation we have until his Well-child check-up tomorrow! :)

Ashley - posted on 04/26/2010

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I made the switch pretty early so I think I done it before he got attached to the bottle, but have you tried thr Nubi sippie cups? The spout on them are fairly similar to those on a bottle and she may like them better.

LaTisha - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son has been off of a bottle since he was ab out 8 months. He'll drink out of anything so I didn't have a problem with him. Try different cups some kids can be picky, like niece who is also one. My son really like the one with the straw in it from Wal-Mart.

Bryn - posted on 04/24/2010

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I would recommend trying different sippy cups. I found that my son only likes the born free ones and that made a huge difference. Also, just telling him that he's a big boy now so he has to drink out of a big boy cup has worked. We still use bottles for nap and bedtime, but just in the past couple weeks he has gotten a lot better about taking his cup. Just keep reinforcing the sippy. Bring it to her first thing in the morning and let her hold it herself. Every baby is different, but hopefully some of the advice helps! Good luck

Elizabeth - posted on 04/23/2010

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Be careful with juice though because sweet things can very easily rot their teeth,their enamel isn't enough to protect the teeth from sugars!Plus you don't want the child to link the sippy to something sweet.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/23/2010

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I actually have a similar problem with my daughter...she loves drinking water from one specific sippy cup (only water) but the opening is too small so when i try to give her formula in it she gets tired before she;s even half full!So now she knows and wont drink anything else in the sippy cup!I've been told that you don't have to switch to a sippy at all,you can try a sippy STRAW cup.Just make sure that you've tried a lot of different kinds of sippies (different nipple ones) cause she might like one more than any other.Don't stress out about anything though,my daughter is still on formula and I'm intending on keeping her on it for 3-5 more months cause I like tha fact that it;s more nutricious!There is no wrong way in raising a child,something that works for one mom might not work or be "proper" for another!You know your baby best and will alwayw do hat you judge is best for it!

Taylor - posted on 04/23/2010

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Hi. My first suggestion is to try a different sippy. My son wouldn't use anything but Nuby (which I don't really like) but it was soft silicon and more like a bottle nipple. Once he got the hang of it we made the switch to a cup that is more functional, but still had the same size with two handles. He's been using nothing but a sippy since 11 months and only had a bottle at night from 10 1/2 months. We also didn't go back and forth. I had the same problem as you when we first started trying the cup (around 9 months), but then I just decided he needed to learn to use the sippy and there wouldn't be a bottle in the day anymore.
Another good trick is to give the sippy when she's really hungry- like first thing in the morning.
As for the formula to milk switch, we started at 11 months and finished up just before his first birthday going 1/4 milk to 3/4 formula, 1/2 - 1/2, 3/4 - 1/4 and finally just the milk. He didn't even notice! (But I did, saves a LOT of money)!

Good luck! She'll get the hang of it. :-)

Sam - posted on 04/22/2010

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I have found a sippy cup at Wal-mart that has a bottle like feel to the topper and you can take it out of the handles and my daughter has used it since about 9 months cause she was able to hold it like a bottle and it felt like a bottle she will now also use just a regular sippy cup..

Ashley - posted on 04/22/2010

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My son also does not like he sippy cup. I give it to him at every meal time with whole milk for breakfast and juice at lunch and dinner. I also leave it laying out during the day for him. But he will only take a sip or two, maybe three from his cup all day. My sister has a baby who is 10 months and she drinks a whole cup of juice at every meal time. I don't know how to get him to do that. I have read that by 14 months that they should like their cups more so we will see. As for the milk/formula, we did 50/50 like others said.

Nichole - posted on 04/22/2010

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Issue 1: Sippy cup....One reccommendation that I can give is to try a different varieties of sippy cups, no two are the same. In addition to sippy cups, it may be good for your little one to experiment with a regular cup. I found a small one at my local grocery store for $0.69, and my little girl loves it. Yea, it is a little bit messy at first, but putting only enough liquid to fill the bottom of the cup is enough. Plus, they have a great time!

Issue 2.....When I took my girl in for her 1-year check-up her doctor asked me if I had switched her to whole milk, and I told her that I am giving her Enfamils Enfagrow (original and vanilla) for toddlers. She told me that those were fine, and that I did not have to start her on milk since she was getting the nutrients that she needed in the Enfagrow. I'd say though, to each their own...being you and your little one's preference.

Amanda - posted on 04/22/2010

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my son turned 1 on the 7th..On the 8th is when I stopped him completely off of Formula cause I wanted to ask the doctor first..He drinks milk but he doesn't drink it like he did Formula he has always ate table foods my son is still on the bottle but I only give him the bottle when he takes his naps or even at bed time during the day I will give him the sippy cause I tried on his birthday just giving him the sippy and he screamed and screamed tell I gave in on giving him the bottle than he fell asleep..I can't help more sorry

Louise - posted on 04/20/2010

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Having just tried my son on a sippy he will drink juice out of i have decided to leave him till 14 months but i plan on switching to normal milk in the bottle in the next week or so and then onto sippy cup at 14 months. The way to do it is get rid of the bottles. Give them away or dump them or pack them away. That way you can't be tempted to reintroduce them. It may take a day or two but they will learn. However if they cannot drink at all i'd say they're not ready so give milk etc during day in sippy but keep bottle at night. They will get it.
My first son i stitched to sippy at 13 months and had no hassle!

Danielle - posted on 04/20/2010

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I put juice in it. Thanks for the link I think I'm going to try it tonight I gave her the sippy and I held it for her and she was drinking out of it just fine.

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