help with sippy cup!

Jenna - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Im trying to switch over my just 1 year old from bottle to sippy cup andshe is not innterested at all. Any ideas on getting her to drink out of the sippy cup? I tried putting juice in instead of milk cuz i thought shed be more interested then but no luck. any ideas would be great!

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Amber - posted on 01/25/2010

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You might have to try different types of sippy cups. They make one I think it is Nuby brand and it comes with three different types of tops for it. It has one that looks similar to a bottle nipple but comes out like a sippy, they have a sports straw which my son likes and they have a sippy top. All of them are soft material like a bottle and my son liked those when he started now he will take any kind.

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Martha - posted on 01/30/2010

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o good i thought i was the only one. my son is attached to the bottle he will drink anything but milk out of the sippy cup too...glad to hear hes not the only one

Katie - posted on 01/30/2010

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We used a "transition cup" and my little guy started on at 6 months. The cup we used is by First Years and it's called the "Soothie Transition Cup". It comes with a bottle type nipple and also a soft sippy-type top, it's supposed to help the transition from bottle to sippy. I know other companies make similar cups too, so maybe check your local drug store and see what they have. She'll take it eventually, I wouldn't worry too much! Just keeping trying!
Best of luck!

Renee - posted on 01/30/2010

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My daughter did not take readily to sippy either, though we started it a few months ago. What worked for me was putting milk in sippy and hold her as if you were giving her a bottle, but give her the sippy instead (hold her in your lap reclined and give her the sippy). Eventually she got the hang of it. Also I did not use the 'spillproof' valve until she understood there really is drink in there. Good luck!!

Astena - posted on 01/30/2010

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just take the bottle away...that's what i did and it worked he finally took it...u just have to be the strong one and just take the bottle away make her take the sippy cup....

Kyrene - posted on 01/29/2010

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Jordyn has been using a cup since six months has taken 3 cups to get the right one now have to switch from having a bottle to go to sleep to the cup so going to try give her cup with milk instead of bottle, and will only have water in between, then hope she realises milk is for bed and water is just anytime. Thats my plan.

Tamara - posted on 01/28/2010

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nuby r the best my twins turned one today and we finished with bottle for good 3 days ago.. imade all day long sippy cups then i switched morning bottle then switched nighttime to sippy and they were fine with it.. sometimes the get crabby with it but i just pick it up pretend to drink and they r eager to take it back and drink..

Amanda - posted on 01/28/2010

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actually, I asked my Dr for the easiest way..and she said do NOT give them an option..it's not wrong, it's just hard..it took my daughter less than 24hrs to realize there were NO more bottles...The first night will be hard, and the second will be easier, just do it mama! The reward is wonderufl! PS..playtex hard spout sippies are AWESOME..any of them..the new clickers are amazing!

Miranda - posted on 01/25/2010

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Dont feel bad ladies I am having a bit of the same issue with my 12 month old daughter. She will drink anything BUT milk out of a sippy cup. She will drink an ounce or two out of it then tosses it down, if you put in a bottle she sucks the bottom out. I guess it just takes persistence and in time they will give it up. That's what they tell me anyways, lol.

Melissa - posted on 01/25/2010

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I am having the same problem! We are attempting to transition --- but Keira will not have it. She will take water fine from any type of sippy cup, but she screams and cries if you offer her formula or milk in a sippy cup - she will only take it in a bottle . . . no matter how hungry she is. I did try our Nuby sippy cup this afternoon, and she took a little bit ouf of it, but then pushed it away and cried until she got the milk in her bottle. I am not sure what to do to help transition her off of using the bottle.

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