What is the best way to break the bottle habit and go to the sippy cup?
Stephanie - posted on 08/14/2009
When my two older girls were around 11 months old I took the bottles and threw them out. Gave them a sippy cup they never knew the difference. My son, I tried to put formula in his cup and gave it to him and he threw it at me and had a fit. I have to wait to take him off because he is under weight due to a severe milk allergy, GERD and Gastroparesis so I need to make sure that he is taking in enough formula. I am working on trying to break him from the bottle by his 1st birthday.
Amanda - posted on 08/14/2009
With our son, we threw all his bottles away when we switched him to whole milk... we got the nubby sportster sippy cups... they have the silicone mouthpiece with a straw like "nipple" right in the middle of the lid... he had no problem using them... and I think it made it easier of a transition to a regular sippy cup (like the munchkin ones) because it had the same "feel" to him as his bottles did. Good Luck :)
Mara - posted on 08/12/2009
My best results to switch was with the sippy cups that have silicone on the top. I think the brand is Nubby brand (I bought the Walgreens brand 3 for $5) I transitioned both of my kids that way. I think when you are starting off with a hard top it is very different than a bottle or bf. You can eventually switch over to the other type, but it took my first son about 3 months to try the hard top ones. Good luck!!
Ginger - posted on 08/12/2009
I NEED HELP WITH THIS ONE. This is hard for me. My son only gets bottles at night. One before bed and one when he wakes up between 2-4 (which I would love to stop also!!!). I've cut out all daytime bottles. I am very worried about dehydration because we live in Vegas and the summers are crazy hot but, I am sticking with it. He doesn't really like the sippy cup. He will take a few sips then throw it. Same with a regular cup - which I prefer over a sippy anyway! How do I make this transition? He will be 1 on the 13th. I know it is recommended to lose all bottles at 1 year. I'm jst afraid we will have some very difficult nights. I can deal with it but if he only takes two sips, he will not be satisfied at night! How am I going to do this?
Brittany - posted on 08/10/2009
My daughter will take a sippy cup except for at night... she went with out a bottle for 2 days and then woke up in the middle of the night the 3rd night and would not stop crying or go back to sleep from 1am - 4am and I gave her a bottle and she has still had one since.... the night time bottle is a work in progress for us!
Abbigail - posted on 08/10/2009
i gave Trace a Munchkin brand sippy cup. he did the same thing Rachel does. It has a silicone mouth part. he loves it. i tried it and he took right up with it.. just cold turkey bottles!! YAY!! i found them at walmart to heres a link to them!
Martha - posted on 08/10/2009
Ugh! this has been a struggle for me too! my little man will throw a fit over a sippy cup...so we tried many different ones(thank goodness i had a bunch of different ones from my first child). we are most successful using one of the tupperware ones with the lid that just had an opening. the problem is they spill easily.
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