Sippy cup dramas

Jacki - posted on 07/18/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My little girl turned 1 on the 14th of july, she has 200ml bottle of milk 4-5 times a day at the moment as she is sick but i have tryed to give her a drink of water or juice or even her milk/formula in her sippy cup and she wont take it even when she isnt sick, i have tryed to teach her how to suck on the teat but she wont, the teat is clear like a bottle ( i thought that might help, plus other mums on here have mentioned it). Does anyone have any ideas that might help me? any would be greatly appreciated.

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Jeanette - posted on 07/19/2010

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mine turned 1yr on july 1st - he will drink some juice or water from a sippy cup but for meal/snack time still prefers the bottle for milk
the guidelines at my peds office suggest the baby be off the bottle by about 18mos so i am not going to push him yet
i am going to give it till 15mos and then start with one bottle a day
maybe for mine the breakfast bottle
then will see what happens

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yopu could try offering her an adult cup she might like doing it like mommy and daddy, and then after a week or so offer her her own sippy cup not sure if it'll work but it might

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Shauna - posted on 07/19/2010

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I had that problem with my daughter who will be 1 on Sunday. The only sippy cup that seems to work for her are the Nuk brand ones with the handles. They have a silicone or latex spout and she drinks everything in them.

Kristen - posted on 07/19/2010

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Some different things that have worked with each if my 5:
May not be ready to give up the bottle, which is ok. Just make sure you're not giving a bottle in bed..
Try a cup with handles on the side.
Tupperware and I think rubbermaid have kids cups with clear lids that fit. has a small lip. Not spill proof though.
Keep introducing it everytime you have a meal. They will eventually realize it is accociated with mealtime. Persistance pays off. Don't worry about it either. Just turning 1 is still young! They may simply not be ready. Enjoy your summer!

Paige - posted on 07/19/2010

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have you tried working with a staw? try plugging a staw with your finger and teaching her to suck from the end of it with liqiud ( I used icewater) ..do this several times before putting the staw IN the cup and letting her her it up herself. They actully catch on to this pretty fast. They make a sippy called flip and sip that has a little staw, Cadde was using it in 2 days. (she has never used a bottle, but has problems with cups) they are GREAT!!

Melissa - posted on 07/19/2010

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My daughter will be one on the 24th and just will not drink out of a sippy cup! I've tried several different kinds and she'll hold it and open her mouth but then she puts it into her mouth and just holds her mouth there around it, the little stinker! lol ;)

She does drink out of an adult cup when I give it to her, so I try to get her to do that. She doesn't like to drink water (she's like her dad in that respect haha) but will drink it if I flavor it with a little cordial.

Hope that your daughter starts to cooperate with you! If not, I guess you can always try giving her an adult cup and see how she responds to that. Good luck! :)

Jacki - posted on 07/19/2010

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thank you so much i found a small training sippy cup designed for 6 month olds she seems to have taken tto it after the dramas of not having her milk in a bottle, she chucked a bug hissy fit, i am also limiting her having her dummy as well to only when she is going to sleep plus she is sick i might have to try 1 thing at a time lol thank you again

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