bottle to sippy cup or bottle to regular cup?

Karen - posted on 04/22/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My fourteen month old son won't drink from a sippy cup. He will drink from a bottle with a sippy cup silicone nipple but not a sippy cup. He can drink from a regular cup. Should I just skip the sippy cup and let him drink from a regular cup?

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HEIDI - posted on 04/24/2011

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You can try that or you can get the take and toss sippy cups that you buy in most grocery stores. They come in like 6 or 8 in a package. My daughter hated a sippy but loves these. The great thing about them is that they are reusable and cheap. They do however spill and I think that is why she likes them as they have less work for her. Maybe drinks more like a big girl cup...

Tami - posted on 04/23/2011

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If you can get by without sippy cups, go for it!
My kids went from bottles to regular cups, no sippy cups at all. They didn't like them. We did have to use a bottle at bedtime for a bit then that went to getting a drink before bed and no bottles at all. Good Luck to You!

Glendy - posted on 04/23/2011

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My 14month old daughter never liked the sippy cups. She is off the bottle and drinking from cups with silicone nipple. I figured for now she'll do fine with those. When she sees me drinking from a reg cup she wants me to give her some too. I do give it to her so she can practice, she is getting better at it. Only time will tell. Maybe is just me, but I don't like to rush things. Whatever you do, I know you know what's best for him :), good luck!

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Irvi Luthel - posted on 04/28/2011

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my LO likes only using the sippy cup for water and juice.. we tried with milk but he wants the milk only in the bottle.. but it's ok.. I don't want him to grow up too fast =)

Sheila - posted on 04/26/2011

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My Feb10 baby was slow toaking up a sippy cup compared to her little friends, so we tried her with straws to see how she might adapt, and she took to it immediately ...although my health visitor wasnt keen on her using straws as it doesnt teach little ones the same mouth actions required for drinking from a cup. But now she's happy with anything: bottle / sippy cup / straw, or being an extra big girl and using a cup...she gets quite a bit down her front, but she loves copying the grown ups.
I laugh at her having a cup of tea on a morning - she's happy as a pig in muck, feet up on the couch, cup of tea in hand and babbling away - hahahaha
If your little one is happy with a regular cup Karen, all the better... I'm sure he'll get the hang of it (;o)

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