Anyone else having sippy cup issues?

Kristal - posted on 02/24/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I've been testing the waters with a sippy cup with my son since he was about 6 months old. I started offering it every once in a while and then when he became famiiar with it, I started giving it to him once a day. Now that he is almost 1, Ive started giving it to him three times a day. He knows how to handle it and use it, but he has very little interest in actually drinking from it. To him, it's more of a toy than a drink. Is anyone else having any issues getting their LO to transition to a sippy cup? If you already have them on one, how to you go about transitioning them to it and off of the bottle?

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Brandy - posted on 04/05/2012

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Our Pedi told us to switch to a cup or sippy. Since my son was 3 months he was doing good with cups and straw cups, now that we are weaning from the bottle he throws the sippy cups and screams. I too am having trouble no matter what I put in them.

Sarah - posted on 03/11/2012

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I tried offering formula in the sippy cup but he didn't like it because it came out too fast.

Tania - posted on 03/11/2012

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for some reason my son really doesn't seem to care about not drinking his baba anymore one day we just gave him his milk in a sippy and that was that ... the only one i'm not ready to give up is the before bed baba i'm not sure how well that would fly!! he used to cry himself to sleep now at almost a year old just cries and screems until we rock him back to sllep lol any tips??

Stacey - posted on 03/09/2012

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Well since I breast feed my daughter hasn't used a bottle since 6months and started using a sippy cup at 9months, try usuing different kinds of baby juice that may also help..

Allison - posted on 03/08/2012

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Me little guy has done the same thing with sippy cups, they seem to be more of a toy but at snack and mealtime i give im a sippy cup (alternating different kinds) the only time he gets a bottle is at nap time or bed time. I think all kids adjust and adapt differently and really the only thing you can do is keep trying whether it is the regular sippycups or he straw sippy cups......it is all learned behavior/habit and will all come in time!

Kat - posted on 03/08/2012

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We introduced the sippy cup with our son at 6 months...and just like you, he never really drank from it. I kept offering it, and still he never drank (just thought it was a toy to play with). At about 8 months, we tried the straw one...and he LOVED it! I don't know what it is...maybe he doens't like lifting the cup?? Well he loves drinking water from his straw cup now. I through away all his regular sippy cups...and just give him the straw ones.

Jennifer - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes, my 11 months old thinks it is a play toy. I have only put water in it, but when he does turn one in a few weeks, I plan on getting rid of all bottles (like I did with my daughter) and he will be forced to use the sippy cup. I haven't tried the straw kind and plan on trying that soon.

Good luck!

Gabrielle - posted on 03/06/2012

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My daughter has been using a sippy cup since she was 4 months old. Try the soft tip ones and them switch to the ones with hard tips. The soft ones are more like nipples so it will be an easier transition. My daughter turns 1 on the 15th and she only gets a bottle if she wakes up at night. Other than that she uses a sippy cup.

Jessica - posted on 03/01/2012

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My son has only had a bottle maybe 3 times in his entire life, so my experience may be a little different, but he and my daughter both started around 6 months with a straw sippy that they could just lean down and drink out of instead of one they had to tip up like a bottle. Elliott is 11 months now and drinks 2 12oz sippy's of water a day, sometimes with a few ounces of juice mixed in.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/01/2012

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I started my baby on sippys when she was 5 or 6 months and she would never hold it so about two months ago she learned to use a straw. I found some straw sippys and she loves them! The other night she refused to take a bottle and instead took her formula from the sippy instead. So I would try the straw sippys and mix up what you put in there, we mainly use water but sometimes diluted juice and she loves that!

Krista - posted on 02/26/2012

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My daughter won't use a sippy cup either, and I've been trying since around 5 months. I've tried a few different styles, and no luck. I never give her juice, but I tried some watered down juice in her cup a couple of days ago, and it made her slightly more interested, so I'll have to try that again. With my son, I threw out all his bottles on his first birthday and he never missed them at all, but it won't be near as easy with my second! Good luck with yours!

Brittney - posted on 02/24/2012

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Put their favorite drink in the sippy cup and offer (for example) water in the bottle and chocolate milk in the sippy, they choose the bottle and don't like water then they want the chocolate milk in the sippy.



Also, you could give sippy cup at meals and bottle for snacks and slowly replace each bottle with a sippy cup.



Once they don't use the bottle, get them out of your house. I had to hide them so my husband wouldn't start her up using them again.



Best of luck!

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