Which sippy cup helped you wean your baby off the bottle?

Sha-En - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Dear Parents,

I'm trying to wean my daughter from the bottle. She is very attached to it!! And i really would like her to drink from a sippy, especially for her milk. She will drink using a straw/sippy for other drinks like water, juice but simply not for her milk.

I tested the Tommee Tippee sipper, Munchkin sipper, Playtex insulator with no success. I really need some help with recommendations!

I am interested in the Take n Toss cup and Nuby no-spill Sports sipper. Anyone tried these and did your baby like drinking milk from them?

Thanks!!

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Amy - posted on 06/29/2010

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Your situation sounds all too familiar! My son did the same thing. I spent a small fortune in different sippy cups! He finally took the Nuby one day and then the next rejected it too! I didn't give in and give him the bottle. I waited until he calmed down and handed it to him again. He finally took it and that was it! No more bottle! Don't give up she will learn!!

Tiffany Yvonne - posted on 09/18/2012

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I just started tring to wean my son off a sippy he is nine monthes old. I like the munchin easy grip and spill proof I think that one is a good one because if they get agrevated and they throw the sippy on the floor it wont spill less miss to pick up. My son does like the nipple of the sippy to because it feels like a bottle nipple. We tried when he was six monthes old and he wouldn't take a sippy then we tried again at seven monthes still no hope. We just started tring yesterday. So far he is doing ok. I tried again this morning and he finally started to drinkout of it.Also my advice is to keep a sippy near your baby at all times that away he or she will know the textor and look and feeling because if your daughter is like my son every thing he sees on the floor he likes to grab it that is basically anything he sees on the floor. Just be patient something well work

Biya - posted on 06/25/2010

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I tried the NUK with latex spout and it worked. I started with water first and after getting used to drinking water via the cup, i started putting the milk inside and he did take it.

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Anna - posted on 09/20/2012

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My daughter does the same thing. I have tried the NUK brands with the plastic nipple that you just mentioned but she still will not drink anything from it. She just plays and chews and when I try to get her to drink she still throws it and just wants to chew on it. The problem with that is that I have had to buy a couple of them because where she just chews and chews on them they just tear. I am trying to hold her over the sink and give her a cup of water out of a regular plastic cup. Right now she mainly just spills it even though I am proping it myself and chews on the rim. I am not too worried about that since it is just water. My mom told me that this was what my grandma did until her grandchildren eventualluy drink with no problems. I do hope this works if you want to try it. One thing I try to think about was what parents had to do before there was sippy cups. I can keep you posted if you would like. We can even give tips for eachother if you have Facebook. My name is Anna Thorne or you can e mail me at a.thorne09@hotmail.com.

Anna - posted on 09/20/2012

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I am having a terrible time with my daughter as well. She just turned 1 last week and still drinks from her bottle. I have tried several cups as well since she was 6 moths with no success. So fer the one that seems to work the best is the NUK Tredsetters which have nippels made like bottle nipples but shaped like the ones for the sippy cup. I still have no success with them.

All she wants to do is play with it and then throws it down. Then when I pick it back up to try to get her to drink it again she throws it down and just wails. I do give her a bottle to make sure she does get the liquids. I don't want to completly take the bottle away cold turkey until I can get her to drink out of her sippy so that she does not loose any weight because she is underweight for her age and will not eat enough so her ped. is more concered about her weight. Onethink my mom told me was that my grandma would hold her grandkids over the sink and get us to take a sip of water out of a regular cup until we actually would drink the whole cup. I have been trying that but she mostly just chews on the side and spits some of it out. I am hoping that with a little more practice doing that it will work. I am just not sure how long it will take.

Judi - posted on 06/30/2010

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I am having a similar problem, my daughter just isn't taking to any sippy cups. The only one she will attempt is the one by Gerber that has a vent. She simply is not getting enough milk, but my doctor said she's way too old to still drink from a bottle.

Victoria - posted on 06/25/2010

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I used a nuby sippy cup with both of my children, not the sports straw. Infact we took the bottle away for good this week. My son did not have a problem, but we started before his 1st bday. My daughter would throw a fit, but eventually drink the milk from a sippy cup. Don't give up or give in. If you give in, you are only making it worse. Nuby does have a set that has a cup with 3 tops, a bottle nipple, a sippy cup and a sports straw. Maybe start there? But it may be time to just go cold turkey. The older they get, the harder it is.

Wendy - posted on 06/25/2010

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we got a Nuby(?) one recently that has a soft tip and seems to be better than the gerbers we started out with. the stoppers on the gerber cups kept falling out and they leaked everywhere

Vivian - posted on 06/25/2010

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I'm having the same problem with my son. he won't drink AS MUCH milk out of a sippy as he will put of his bottle so how can you insure he's getting enough fluids everyday? He'll drink small amounts of water through the sippy too but doesn't like juice even if I dilute it.

Shannon - posted on 06/25/2010

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I used the small playtex sippy cup with a soft spout and two handles. My daughter did great with it.

Xoe - posted on 06/25/2010

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my son is the same and will only have his milk via a bottle. If i offer it in anything else he refuses it. It is bad enough he only has maximum of 4oz a day as it is. If your daughter is happy on the bottle, leave her on it for a buit longer introducing a beaker maybe for the morning and evening feed when she wants her milk the most.

Estelle - posted on 06/24/2010

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My daughter is still hooked onto them also.I have tried some sippy cups but, she just chews the nipple off.

Angie - posted on 06/24/2010

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If you speak to any speech pathologist they will tell you that it's best to steer clear of sippy cups all together. From a speech development stand point, stick to a straw...

Tracy - posted on 06/24/2010

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weaning is overated i gave my boy a sippy cup thats it no bottle he's not gonna starve and neither will yours she'll drink her milk from the sippy cup when she's hungry enough just be sure she understands how to get the milk out and stand back

Sha-En - posted on 06/19/2010

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Dear all, thanks for the suggestions! So what happened is that i got her a Nuby sippy and she drank milk with it all of yesterday and today, when i offered it to her, she didn't want it! And guess what, she didn't touch any milk today. She'd rather have no milk than drink from the sippy. Does that mean I have to return to the bottle? I tried giving the straw, drink out of a cup .. and she rejected them all.

Sigh! Some one tell me this is normal behaviour.. is she having bottle withdrawal symptoms?

Shannon - posted on 06/17/2010

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My 14 month old doesn't do as well with the "starter" cups as he does with the Take-nToss. I think he likes those because BIG sister uses them, and he wants to do everything she does. Peer pressure CAN be good! :)

Alice - posted on 06/17/2010

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the take and toss spil but there good as long as u watch them lol. my daughter was picky with her sippy's she didn't like the soft ones she only would drink out of the hards ones. but she was also picky about which one lol. she liked the playtex and the cartoons sippys.

Evelyn - posted on 06/17/2010

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The NUK with latex spout/nipple, they're like $7.00 each but it is now the only thing my son uses. It's a great transitioner! My son did not like any of the NUBY cups, he'd spit it out and throw it!

Jennifer - posted on 06/16/2010

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I bought these cute expensive sippy cups and my son hated them. I bought a few others and it turns out he loves the Take N' Toss cups best. They're the easiest for him to get his milk or water out of them. They're inexpensive and he likes them - works for me!

Marabeth - posted on 06/15/2010

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we use the nuby, but just for water. my daughter does well with it but when it is full it's a little too heavy for her. honestly, the cheap target "take 'n toss" disposable sippee cups work the best (are the easiest for our daughter to use). we've never thrown any away, we just keep washing them..

Ralissa - posted on 06/15/2010

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I found that my daughter really liked the gerber cups. I think they are fun grips or something like that. They are shaped like an hour glass. I tried so many different cups before these finally worked. I like the oval shaped stoppers on these cups also because I think they do a better job at preventing leaks. Might give it a try. It's hard....I have so many cups now from trying different ones but now that she's good at using them she'll use them all now.

Katherine - posted on 06/13/2010

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This is just trial and error at this point. My daughter is doing the same thing.

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