11 month old will not drink from a sippy cup

Colleen - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I have tried every type of sippy cup out there. Also tried water, water warmed up, juice (watered down) also tried the juice warmed up as well. All she does is chew on them. If I put water in her bottle she guzzles it down like nothing.

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Kelly - posted on 05/13/2010

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I had a different experience with both my boys and sippy cups. My older one would get frustrated with sippy cups because he had to work so hard to get a drink. So I started using the "old school" sippy cups that are not spill proof. It worked great for him.

My younger son has taken to sippy cups much easier. He will drink out of anything. I was very lucky with him. Maybe try the cups with out the spill proof suction thing and see if that makes it easier.

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have you tried a straw sippy cup? my daughter hates the conventional sippy cups... she just chews on them too. but we found some straw cups that are non-spill, they have a flap in the straw, i dont remember what brand they are, but she loves them!

Jennifer - posted on 05/10/2010

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We started with a Gerber beginner cup, the nipple is soft so when she did chew on it she would get a little juice (watered down), and eventually she she figured out that she liked what was coming out. She's moved on now to cups with harder spouts, but it took her a while to get the whole sippy cup thing.

Erin - posted on 05/09/2010

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My daughter would only drink from a straw at first. She will drink from other sippy cups now too, but only if i hold it for her. She hasn't figured out to lift it up yet. But the straw cups she does really well with.

Ashley - posted on 05/08/2010

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my daughter refuses as well but i've had the best luck with the NUK learner cups cuz it work a lot like a bottle but gets them used to a sippy. She has up and down days though. There are days where she only wants a bottle and others where she only wants a sippy. I don't know, i guess it's a girl thing!lol

Kayty - posted on 05/07/2010

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Mine is the same way. It's anoying because she was using a sippy cup at 6 mo but we moved and she regressed and won't have anything to do with them

Fiona - posted on 05/07/2010

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we had the same issue, so as odd as it sounds we just skipped sippy cup's completely. My 11 mth old drinks from a glass (yes like an adult) she does it by herself, and there is no mess. A friend of mine also going through the same thing went another way, and gave a drink bottle (you know water bottle types) and her little one will drink from those very well also.
Whatever is right for you and baby, there will be something!

Kandace - posted on 05/07/2010

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stick to it and give them no other option, once they realize thats all they have they will get it. I started my daughter early on a sippy and now thats all she takes. So try to be routine about it and see if that works! Good luck!

Evelis - posted on 05/07/2010

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MY DAUGHTER DOES THE SAME THING SHES 10MONTHS AND STILL TEETHING SO SHE CHEWS ON THEM, JUST KEEP TRYING HE WILL FIGURE IT OUT FILL IT UP WITH JUICE OR WATER AND LET HIM PLAY WITH IT HE WILL GET THIRSTY AND END UP DRINKING IT, ALL KIDS ARE CURIOUS WHEN LEFT ALONE THEY TRY NEW THINGS, THATS HOW MY DAUGHTER STARTED USINING HER CUP.

Bridget - posted on 05/07/2010

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Hi Colleen, you might have already tried it but thought i'd check - what about a sippy with a straw? My little one doesn't get to tilt the sippy cups up so took to the straw variety easily because he could just sip it up through the straw. It took him a little to get used to sipping and swallowing and we have a few overfill moments (overfills his mouth so spits it out - giggling ofcourse) but since he has taken to this bottle he has now started taking to the other sippy cups. I agree with the cheap take and toss types - they are messy but don't require any sucking effort! Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 05/06/2010

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My son would not take a sippy with a valve. We went through quite a few before I found 'take and toss', the cheapest out there, but my son took to it right away (8 months) and hasn't had a bottle since!

After a year, if you are comfortable with it, you can just offer a sippy, no bottle. You're son will drink from it eventually, he won't starve himself of water or milk.

Shawna - posted on 05/06/2010

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All the kids I know love those NUK beginner cups!! Thats all some of the kids I watch will take. When I first introduced sippy cups, all my son did was chew. Give it time, my little one still chews sometimes

Katy - posted on 05/06/2010

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My baby went through this too. Sometimes he still does it. I just keep giving it to him and I show him how to drink. This seems to be helping. When babies are teething, they like to chew. I have bought 4 different types of cups and finally found one that he doesn't chew as much. Just keep trying to give her the cup and she will get it.

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