Bottles & Sippy Cups

Kelly - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Can anyone give me some tips on getting my 23 month old off of a bottle and onto a sippy cup? I've tried all different brands and I can't get him to drink from it. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Dawn - posted on 04/11/2010

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Try the Nuby ones with the soft nipple-like sippy spout to start...my daughter took to them at 6 months and eventually graduated to the hard Playtex ones. Cold turkey doesn't work for everybody (or at least not as easily for some kids as others). Good luck!

Leanne - posted on 04/10/2010

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Go straight to cups - plastic cups with a lip on the side (like a teacup) are the best. He probably won't like it at first as he has to use his mouth differently to drink. Once these muscles in his tongue and mouth develop, he will get better at it. This will also assist with his speech development too as the strengthened muscles will allow for the development of more speech sounds. I am sure you probably already have, but don't forget to try and make it fun and make a 'huge deal' if he takes a sip.

Ashleigh - posted on 04/09/2010

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I did the rubber tip sippy cups as to me they were most like a bottle then gradually switched to the hard tips and that was with my 2nd son. My first he did straw cups like the other mom was saying then went to a sippy cup. My oldest went to a sip cup at 13mo ish i think and my youngest he was much easier he had the sippy cup down at 9mo but we still had the bottle til 12mo. I gave them sip cups at dinner time when I gave them their food and they played with it til they got the idea which always seemed to work! :).

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i weaned my daughter from the bottle at 11 months months using the straw sippies. the material was much softer then the normal sippy cup. both my children i did cold turkey as well. it really is the best way. but it takes persistance on your part, you can't give in. once he realizes that you are serious, he will drink when he's thirsty. i hate soda, but if it's the only think in the house and i'm thirsty, i'm going to drink it! lol. good luck.

Tanya - posted on 04/08/2010

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We went cold turkey as well. You'll be tempted to bring those bottles out, but don't. Within a couple of days, my son was drinking more normally again (from the sippy cups), and at the end of the week he wasn't crying for his bottles anymore.

You can also try bottles with straws in them, or just go straight to a cup. Not every kid wants to use the sippy cups. Good luck!

Amy - posted on 04/08/2010

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We just took the bottles away, cleaned and stored them so he couldn't see them. After a few days he took to the sippy cups. if your child knows there around they will just refuse to switch because they know you'll give in and let them have the bottle.

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