sippy cup ??

Caroline - posted on 12/02/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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my 11 months old is not interested at alll !! everytime i give it to him he basicaly chew on it :( i was hoping to stop the bottle at 1 year like i did with his brother but he doesnt seem to get it !!
anyone in the same situation ? which one r you using ? how long it took them to get used to it ??

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Cassie - posted on 12/14/2010

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I started offering my son a sippy cup at around 6 months. He did the same thing your son is doing. I made sure that I offered it to him everyday even if he would just knock it off the high chair. He is now 10 months and he gets excited when he sees it. There are a couple things that I tried: 1. I put his formula in the cup. For my son, He didn't want the sippy cup because I put watered down juice in it. He would drink juice out of a regular cup but not the sippy cup. HE WANTED MILK! 2. I too would drink out of the cup and then give it to my son.

I tried two types of cups, the hard spout with two handles, and the soft nipple without any handles. My son liked the hard nipple. I believe it was because it was smaller and easier to handle. One thing to keep in mind is that some cups make it harder for babies to get the liquid out. Maybe try one that you can adjust the flow. Wish ya luck!!

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When my son was 6 months I switched him from Playtex bottles to Nuby..the Nuby bottles come with 2 different nipples..a bottle nipple and a sippy style one..once he was used to the sippy style I started him on the playtex hard nippled sippy cups and he loves them

Diane - posted on 12/11/2010

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a free-flow feeder cup is the easiest for a baby to use. I use the tommy tippee ones because they have a hard fold down spout making it easier to carry around. The ones with a valve, whilst they are less likely to leak, are much harder for babies to use and can make it harder for them to eventually move to a regular cup. The tommy tippee ones give the best of both worlds in my opinion. Stick with it and he will get there in the end.

Bethany - posted on 12/11/2010

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My son isn't able to get anything out of most sippy cups. I was about to give up when my I gave him his older sister's Tilty cup. The spout is hard and it doesn't have a valve, so it does leak. However, so far it is the only cup from which he will drink milk.

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I'm glad to have read this, all the suggestions for the cups with straws! My son wants absolutely nothing to do with sippy cups either, and he's near 11 months. I will try the suggestion, thanks everyone! *crosses fingers*

Hannah - posted on 12/10/2010

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I started giving Ellie hers around 6 months as well without ANY interest... she LOVES her bottle I swear, but recently she's taken to the sippy cup, although if tired she insists on the bottle but at all meals she'll drink from the sippy :o)

Mechelle - posted on 12/10/2010

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Erica, in my experience the only way to break a kid of the pacifier is to just take it away from them and brace yourself. Personally i think it's the same thing with the bottle. they will drink from the cup when they are thirsty enough. BUT you will probably have to endure a bit of crying that day.

Mechelle - posted on 12/10/2010

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Well, don't stress over your time table. One thing having kids teaches you is to relax and go with the flow. It is a lesson we are forced to either learn or go nuts. Does it matter if he chews on it? I mean isn't he getting some juice while he plays with it? If he's thirsty he'll drink it. Eventually he'll get use to it. How quickly he gets use to it depends on how availble his bottle is. if his bottle is available he will hold out for the bottle.

Karina - posted on 12/10/2010

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My 11-month-old also doesn't like a sippy cup. We have one of those personalized ones with his name on the side of it, and we introduced him to it at 9 months. He spilled half of it over himself, and began choking and gagging on the fast flow of juice. He prefers to drink directly out of a cup than from the sippy cup. My mother gives him juice, small sips, out of a regular cup, and he actually knows how to gulp down juice from that. He spills less drinking from the regular cup than he does from a sippy cup. We will continue trying to get him to use the sippy cup, but he also is fine with drinking out of a regular cup as long as an adult holds the cup for him.

Mechelle - posted on 12/10/2010

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With my kids, i had severl different kinds of sippy cups and just kept them around for them to drink off of. Sometimes it took a while but eventually they would get thirsty and see it sitting there and drink from it.

Amanda - posted on 12/10/2010

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My son is 11 months. I started him on a sippy cup around 8 months, starting with juice. Luckily he took to it well when I found the right cup. I use the Munchkin brand and found it works great because it's soft like the nipple of the bottle. I just started him on milk and he's adjusting to that well too.

Erica - posted on 12/09/2010

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Okay I am in the same situation - I have tried all different types of sippy cups and my son will drink from it if there is juice in there, but not formula. I have read tons of articles and they all say to put something slightly less appealing (water) in their bottle to make them not want the bottle. I do that and he won't drink water from the bottle. I was hoping to be able to break my son of the bottle right around his 1 year birthday, along with pacifiers. PLEASE HELP!!

Brandee - posted on 12/09/2010

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same here my daughter wants nothing to do with it but to chew it.... my older daughter was on a sippy by age 1 with juice but this 1 doesnt even want juice

Georgina - posted on 12/08/2010

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i have found that a cup with a straw works really well for my lil man.he loves his took him some time to learn how to use it but now that is all he will drink out of and i love the fact that he holds it as well :) So try one that has handles and a straw.

Ielhaam - posted on 12/06/2010

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My son is 10 1/2 months now and still refuses to drink from sippy cup as well. He will bit and chew then tilt it over and spill all over the show. I've tried the cup with sttaw and that seems to go a bit better but he prefers drinking from a cup. So now i've given up on a sippy cup.

Melissa - posted on 12/03/2010

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My daughter is 10 1/2 month old now and we started her on a sippy cup when she was 6 months old. She chewed on all of the ones we tried and then around 8 months we bought one with a straw and she loved it right away.

Angela - posted on 12/03/2010

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my daughter did the same thing. we started giving her one around 5 1/2 mn and she just wanted to chew on it. when we figured that out i took the leak proof thing out and when she seen she could drink out of it thats all it took.

Morgan - posted on 12/02/2010

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My daughter uses the gerber gradutes (sp?)
I started giving it to her around 6 months, it took about two months for her to master it though, just keep trying and show him how to use it I always take a sip in front of her and say umm yummy (its only water) and she takes and sip and says yum yum!! also my friends son who is also 10 months perfers the cups with a straw, maybe try that :)

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