Sippy Cup Dilemma

Hollie - posted on 07/21/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My almost 1 year old will only drink water from her sippy. If I put milk in it she spits it out like it's something she's never had before. She'll drink juice out of a normal cup (with my help) but if I put juice in her sippy...the same thing happens..she spits it out. She's still on the bottle which I'm ready to do away with. Other than just forcing her to take milk from her sippy or not have it at all, any ideas? She is soooo stubborn. For example at night if she wakes up, I try not to pick her up...but after an hour, sometimes 2 hours of periodically reassuring her like my doc told me to do, she usually wins...the cry it out method doesn't usually work with her lol. Thanks!

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Kate - posted on 07/25/2010

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ls the milk or juice you give her in a sippy cup the same temp as the milk or juice you give in a bottle?

Cindy - posted on 07/24/2010

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I wouldn't worry about it right now. Wait a few months and revisit the situation. She is still very much a baby at 12 months. She will let you know when she's ready. As for the cry it out method, I abandoned that on my first child and now with #3, I just laugh. The way I figure it, there is a VERY good reason you get that gut wrenching feeling when your child cries. So, you should go to your baby. If you don't, then it would be ok to let them cry. My oldest is almost 19 and barely gives me the time of day! lol. I am savoring each moment of holding my last baby!! :-)

Ashley - posted on 07/22/2010

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Oh girl!!!! This is soooo my baby!!!! He is a little different in that he will drink juice or water out of a sippy cup, but not his milk. It HAS to be WARM & in a BOTTLE. He is just not ready to give up the bottle yet, I guess. I'm going to keep trying with the sippy, but I'm not going to force the issue. Some kids are ready to give it up earlier than others. Mine is also a boy and they usually develop a little later than girls : ) He also does not sleep through the night. He wakes up crying this horrendous, terrifying scream like he has been left all alone and abandoned. He, too, wins and I end up picking him and he ends up in my bed for the night. It is a horrible habit I have developed. There is no one to blame but myself, but I keep telling myself that he is only little once so I should enjoy the fact that he wants to be with me so much. I know this won't go on forever; however I have learned from this experience and my second child will be put in his crib at an earlier age than my first was so that he learns to self soothe and sleep in his/her own room : ) "Life's a dance you learn as go"

Melissa - posted on 07/22/2010

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Try getting a sippy with a straw. My son also only wanted to drink water from his regular sippy then I tried the straw one not knowing if hed even know waht to do with it, & to my amazement, he started chugging it then laughed at me! Its like he was thinking "Thats all i wanted, Ma!" Lol

Louvie - posted on 07/21/2010

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I am wondering if you child has more than one sippy cup. If not, try putting the milk or juice in a different sippy cup. Will she finish her water in the sippy cup or not?
Do you also drink in front of her? Perhaps she'll copy you. Monkey see. Monkey do...sort of thing.
For my daughter, I had to change her sippy cup a couple of times due to her gradual development in her eating and drinking habit. She wants to drink more water but couldn't drink as fast as she could and often gets frustrated. Recently, I had bought her a water canteen with a drinking spout for toddler. She loves to drink from it. I had used her old one for milk, juice or chocolate milk. So far, so good. Hope that works.

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