Sippy cups

Christina - posted on 03/30/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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I have an 11 month old girl who refuses to drink from her sippy cup. We have a small bottle that she will drink her juice from but if you give her a sippy cup she will hold it but not drink from i. Everytime that I try to get her to drink from she turns her head and starts fussing. any ideas????

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Jackie - posted on 04/02/2010

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Hi Christina,

I also have an 11 month old and a couple of big ones too...Babies R Us sells a bottle nipple that fits into a standard size bottle that is shaped like a soft sippie cup tip. I switched on my little one and she didn't even notice. It's like tricking her I guess. The bottle was the same just a different tip.
They are made by NUBY and are called juice spouts a 2 pack is $2.49. Good Luck. I have used these on all three of my kids

Sue - posted on 04/02/2010

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Try a Nuby cup. They are half way between a bottle and a normal sippy cup. Once she's mastered this, go back to the sippy cup. It worked for my son, as I had the same problem.

Mandy - posted on 03/30/2010

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My son didn't do so well with the cups with handles so I just put him on the 12 month + cups with no handles. I think it feels more like a bottle to him. I also notice the ones with longer spouts he did much better with. For a week or so, I kept the valve out of the cup and just filled with water so he could the idea of what it did. It was a little messy but it was only water so easy clean up! After that I put his formula in it and did little sips with him while I held it. Doing all that, he got the hang of it and now we've only got the morning bottle to eliminate! I also agree with letting the cup sit there while they play so they can grab it when ready!

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Teresa - posted on 04/08/2010

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I don't know. My son loves his cup. Maybe you could take her to the store and pick out her own cup to buy. Maybe she would drink from it. Or try to find one with a spout like her bottle. just some ideas

Shannon - posted on 04/06/2010

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Sorry, but what are yo doing giving your baby juice. It can rot it's teeth even before they come through.... babies only should have water and milk... tried several cups before my baby would drink water from one. I now use one with a straw and he loves it.

Angela - posted on 04/05/2010

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Get her a straw cup. My LO went on strike also on her sippy. My LO is breastfed and I read that sometimes they are easier for kids to drink from. You can get the straw cups that do not leak, or are suppose to not leak.

Amber - posted on 04/04/2010

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try a sippy cup that has a soft rubber mouth part, I found one @ the loonie store of all places and he took to that first then the normal hard type....worked for my boy.

Tina - posted on 04/04/2010

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My son (1 year) wont drink from his sippy cup unless i take the lid off so probably thats what your lil girly wants its probably the flow, just make sure you have plenty of bibs and add small amounts at a time dont worry if she gets drenched its all part of it lol hope this helps

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my 11 month old daughter will not feed herself let alone use a sippy cup, i have to feed her all the time has shes a fussy child. so i cant help you there sorry

Kristan - posted on 04/03/2010

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try getting pop tops, my son done the same thing for months and now he will only drink his bottle with milk and anything i put in pop top.. He actually drinks better and gets more aswell!

Michelle - posted on 04/02/2010

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I started my little girl out on the Tupperware cups that have a "sippy spout" she didn't have to suck on it, the water came out when the cup was tipped. But I had to teach her to suck on a regular sippy cup for when she starts a day home. I showed her 1st by suckingon it myself then making an "ahhh" sound - she thought that was funny and after a few tries she did it on her own! I tried a few different cups and found success with Avent, it seemed like you didn't have to suck as hard on the spout like some of the other cups. Good Luck!!

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My daughter does the same thing! Help! She refuses to drink from a sippy cup too and she turns her head and fusses when you try and get her to drink from it.

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I had/have a similar problem. But I seem to be making some progress. I tried several different cups. She didn't like the Nuby cup and I think now I have a Nuk. It is shaped like a bottle and comes with detachable handles and two different spouts. Both spouts are soft AND non-spill. One of them is an actual bottle top and the other is like a sippy top.

At first, I slowly started substituting the new cup instead of the bottle, but I didn't put the handles on it and I used the bottle top. After a week or so, I put the handles on, but left the same top. She got the hang of that. And then, I started to substitute the bottle top for the sippy top. I used the sippy top whenever I gave her juice, and now I'm only using the sippy top. In a few weeks, I'm going to start giving her her hard cup.

Anyway, the tops are non-spill, so they don't drip out like a bottle. To get Natalie to drink out of it, I squeezed the top to make some of the milk come out at first so she could taste it, and then she started to drink it. But I only had to do that the first time I gave her the cup, and only with the bottle top.

Hope I offered some help!

Kristy - posted on 04/02/2010

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Give her a big girl cup - my 11 month old has been drinking from a cup for about 4 months now and loves it! As long as they drink who cares what it is out of!

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be patient, let her just hold it and get used to it, don't force her to drink out of it. Eventually everythign ends up in thier mouths, she will get it!

Christina - posted on 04/01/2010

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I'm in the same boat. My daughter will not even look at the sippy cup without crying. I've tried every sippy out there..soft and hard and nothing. But this is also the same princess that will not hold her own bottle either. Any ideas

Katie - posted on 03/31/2010

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Hey Christina,
Our 11 month old really likes the playtex sippy cups. And at first he didn't want to use the sippy cup at all but I just left it around where he could get to it and just put water in it to start. And we started him on the ones with handles and once he realized he could get milk or juice out of it he was all about using the sippy cup. The playtex ones like the gerber also have a soft nipple and they seem to work really well. Good luck I hope this helps a little bit.

Michelle - posted on 03/31/2010

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the nuby bottle with the handles comes with a both the regular bottle nipple and a sippy cup nipple this is what we used to transition our daughter and she has it down pat now

Ivy - posted on 03/31/2010

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Have you tried a straw instead of a sippy cup? My son, 11 months, would just play with the sippy cup spout. Munchkin makes these great straw cups where the straw is soft and just perfect for little mouths. He loves it!

Leigh - posted on 03/31/2010

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try putting some ice in the sippy cup. My daughter used to love the sound of shaking her glass of water.

Brooks - posted on 03/31/2010

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HI.. I think you should try the NUBY sippy cups they are silcone so they are easier to drink out of. They also make nuby sippy cups with a long spout so it looks like a nipple. You can pick them up at walmart for like three dollars they are a life saver!

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2010

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My 11 month old was the same way .. until I introduced her to Gerber NUK cups. They have the soft tops like a bottle and she totally loves them.

Danielle - posted on 03/31/2010

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My 11 month old is the same, and I've tried 4 different kinds of sippy cups. I'm just going to keep trying and eventually one day he'll use it. He knows how to he just refuses.

Audrey - posted on 03/31/2010

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My 11 month old won't lift her arms in order to tilt the cup. She will drink from it just fine if I hold it and tilt it for her, but if she does it on her own, she does it head down and just sucks air! She's a little monster, but eventually she'll get it if she REALLY wants it! Besides, I've caught her once or twice, drinking out of it the way it's supposed to be. She's just spoiled :-)

Christina - posted on 03/30/2010

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Mandy I do let the cup si there as you have said and that helped her start to pick up the sippy cup where as she wouldnt at first.

Christina - posted on 03/30/2010

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Thank you Nina I have not tried the gerber graduates but I will try that soon. And thank you Mary i do have the nuby cups but she doesn't like it I think it really is just cause it's new she doesn't even like different bottles I'm just going to try to be more consistent thank you eveyone again

Leah - posted on 03/30/2010

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Both of my kids didn't like the sippy cup at first. I used the disposable kind that you can squeeze liquid out of. If you squeeze a tiny bit out when it's in their mouth they start sucking on it (or mine did anyways). They were just the cheap plastic colored ones from walmart. Make sure you get the ones where the handles can lock the lid on... or they might pop off and spill everywhere.

Mary Lynn - posted on 03/30/2010

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We use the Nuby sippy cups. They have a soft silicone spout that is similar to the bottle nipple. DS prefers these to the other cups. I still have to hold it for him sometimes while he drinks, but he does pretty well with it.

I've also heard that some kids do better with cups that have a straw.

Just keep at it. It took months for our little guy to get used to the sippy, so just be consistent and praise them when they do drink from the cup!

Nina - posted on 03/30/2010

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Hi Christina,



Have you tried those sippy cups by Gerber?? They are actually Gerber Graduates, but they are just like the nipple on the bottle.



If that doesn't help, I found in my local Kmart store, it's a connector that you can place on a regular 20oz bottle of water than you attach the top of the baby bottle to it and it will be just like a baby bottle but out of a 20 oz bottle water.



I hope I explained that properly. And I hope that helps.



I know my 11mth old son loves his sippy cups. I put some water in it and place it on the floor where he's playing. And he just goes right to it, picks it up and starts drinking it. When he's done he throws it down continues playing and starts all over again.



They come in different fun colors and are no spill which is awesome. Go on to Gerber.com and you might be able to get a coupon for them.



Good luck



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