Sippy Cups or Getting off the bottle

Susan - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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HI Everyone!

So my daughter is 14 months old, at the age where she shouldn't be still on the bottle. Can someone give me some advice. We found a sippy cup that has a soft spout that she can bite down on to get the juice out I think it is a NUK sippy. Problem is she thinks its funny if she has to do it herself. Let me give you a little background-up until we went to her first facial dental clinic at the Shriner's in Chicago she was using the regular bottles you get at Wal-mart with the animals on there. And she was able to feed herself at 7 months old. After switching to the new bottle that was squishable with a NUK nipple and kind of larger she can't. So here we are back to 14 months and Elizabeth just learning to use her bottle again.



So my question is at what age did you switch to anything but the bottle? Have you ever heard of a cup with handles that has the shape of the nose cut out so the child doesn't have to tilt there head back? Please someone let me know.

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Vida - posted on 03/10/2009

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My daughter was always a petite one, even now at age 6 (turning 7 in June), she's still quite petite.  :)

Susan - posted on 03/09/2009

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Yes I am very jealous. I just think my daughter is meant to be small. But she keeps gaining about a pound a month.

Jenn - posted on 03/09/2009

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Aww good luck!! :)



Mikey is only 10months old and 23lbs, so they are wanting to get his done ASAP.

Susan - posted on 03/09/2009

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I don't know they want her to be bigger. I think we are almost to 17lbs. And she is finally consistantly eating solids. We see our surgeon on Wednesday.

Jenn - posted on 03/09/2009

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Aww! Michael was the same way at first, it doesnt take them long to catch on though. :)



When is ur princess going for her palate operation?

Susan - posted on 03/09/2009

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Thanks, we actually picked up the Nuk and the Nuby style. I think she likes having something to bang around, more than to drink from it.

Jenn - posted on 03/06/2009

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Hello Susan,



My son Michael was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. And just recently we had to switch him over so he is prepared for his operation that will be happening anytime now. We found the best cups for him to made by Nuby. They also have a softer nipple style spout on them that the child can kind of chew on to get the drink. And the good thing about them is, even though they have a nipple style spout...the nipple is short enough that the child can use it right after palate operation without hurting themself :)

Vida - posted on 03/06/2009

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Vilija actually used the bottle for quite a while, and when she switched to a cup, she wasn't able to use a sippy cup, never could get the hang of it, so she went to a regular cup, no sippy thing.  Sorry, I have no suggestions, it's been so long since we dealt with the bottle vs. cup thing!  We did what we found to be best for Vilija, and that is have her on the bottle til she was a bit older.  I realize that not everyone will agree with that, and I'm okay with that.  It worked for us, and when she did start using the cup, it was perfect timing for her.



Good luck, I assure you that eventually she'll "get it."  :)
I love love the photo, btw!

Susan - posted on 03/05/2009

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Thanks Maria. I am going to Wal-Mart today to get some more. Let's hope she like them.

Maria - posted on 03/04/2009

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I have not heard of a cup with the nose cut out, but i can tell you i bought alot of NUK sippy cups, because of the squishable nipple and i would just take out the stopper and after about 6-8 months on those I switched to the cheap reusable walmart sippy cups, she chewed the heck out of the plastic spouts but was always able to get it out, now she can use regular toddler sippy cups with the hard plastic (no chewing it up) and i just take out the stopper, or I would suggest (I know it is messy) but to try to help her drink out of a regular cup once in a while and I have heard of kids learning that skill pretty early. Hope that helps, let me know, good luck!

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