how to get my son to drink from his sippy cup?

Marcus - posted on 10/16/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my son is 19 months old and does not want to give him bottle up...he won't t even drink from his sippy cup..what techniques can i use to get him to drink from his sippy cup...he's also whines when he dosen't get his way..how can i break him out of that? Thanks

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Brianne - posted on 10/28/2011

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My son could never use a regular sippy cup, but he took to the straw cup almost right away and never looked back. I also agree that, at this point, you could just stop offering the bottle. He'll eventually drink from the sippy. And if for some reason he doesn't, you can always go back to the bottle if necessary.

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Marquita - posted on 11/03/2011

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I would say start by pouring the liquid from his bottle into his sippy cup in front of him and give him the cup and see what he does.

Melissa - posted on 11/02/2011

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Give him a SOFT nipple sippy cup.....give it to him for his first bottle ( when he is the most thirsty)...and just stick to it through the whining tell him he needs to drink from the big boy cup and the bottles are all gone....don't give in!

Shavonne - posted on 10/31/2011

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I tried different cups and used them myself, some are really hard to suck from for an adult so I could se why my son was frustrated. We tried almost every kind. Eventually I went to the store and started squeezing the "nipple" part and found the Nuk cups that my son loves. They are about $4 at,walmart and are easy to drink from and durable

Jo - posted on 10/25/2011

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I save all the bottles and used Nuk soft spout sippy cup too. After 4 months I save the Nuk soft spout sippy cup and bring the normal sippy cup. If the child see the bottles still around, the transition will be hard. Hope this help.

Desiree - posted on 10/22/2011

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I sort of left it out to them all day as their only option. Eventually they played with it and then used it.

Megan - posted on 10/21/2011

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My daughter was off the bottle at 8 months. Just throw them away and don't give in. If he knows he can whine and you'll give in he will continue to do it. If he's thirsty and the cup issue only option he will drink from it.

Gayle - posted on 10/19/2011

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We started out with the Nuk soft spout sippy cup because it feels like a bottle nipple, then went to straw cups and now we are finally on hard spout sippy cups, but my daughter doesn't like to drink milk out of it and still has a bottle at night to go to sleep. Presently trying to break her of that last bottle!

Shannon - posted on 10/18/2011

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it took me a few months to get my 19 month old little girl on her sippy cup. i kept putting different juices in it as well as milk and water, trying to change it up so she could find something she liked to drink from it. at first she refused it and would even throw the cup, but eventually she started treating it almost like a toy and started pretending to drink from it. eventually she actually got the hang of it, and now she'll drink anything from it. i've had the same problem with introducing new foods or drinks to her, where she will refuse them for weeks on end, but eventually start eating or drinking them just fine. just keep trying, don't force it, just keep a casual approach and eventually when he feels like it's his decision to use the sippy cup he will. my daughter is very stubborn and we have to act like we don't care if she tries a new thing, so that she'll think she's doing it because it was her idea and not ours...seems to work better that way lol.

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