won't tilt the sippy cup

Nikki - posted on 02/10/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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So, my daughter drinks just fine from her sippy cup as long as I'm holding it up for her. She does the same with her bottles. She'll hold it just fine, but once the water/formula is low enough to not reach the spout/nipple, she just keeps sucking air until I tilt it for her. Any advice on how to get her to lift it herself? I've tried holding hre hands and pushing them up, but as soon as I let go, it drops back down. I've tried pushing at her elbows to lift her hands, but she fights me and even if she doesn't fight me, as soon as I stop pushing up, it drops again. LOL She's a little stubborn. ;-)

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Nikki - posted on 02/22/2011

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Cheryl, I think my baby is just stubborn LOL. Just kidding....kind of. she is a little stubborn in other areas though. when I try to get her to tilt it herself(by lifting her elbows), she kind of leans farther back than she needs to, so I think she worries that she'll fall backwards.

Cheryl Catherine - posted on 02/21/2011

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i think our baby does the same... i feel my baby girl is doing that because she wants to make sure that i am near her...her comfort zone...

Marsha - posted on 02/17/2011

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my little girl wont tip up the sippy cup or her bottles either she still doesnt understand the concept i think .. oh well eventually they will get it

Nikki - posted on 02/16/2011

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Thanks. I do put a tiny bit of juice in with it. That's how I got her to learn how to suck from it(cause it's a little different than her bottles, of course). She just won't lift it up to get it to the spout. I think maybe she's scared of falling backwards. I'm sure she'll figure it out soon.

Nikki - posted on 02/10/2011

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yeah, I'm not concerned. just curious if there's a way to encourage her to hold it up. a sippy cup is kind of pointless if you still have to hold it for them. LOL

Kristin - posted on 02/10/2011

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same here. my son does just fine when it's filled to the tippy top. but when it drops he doesn't tilt his head back.
i'm not too concerned about it right now. he will learn in time.

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