my baby is 10 months and won t drink from a sippy cup

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Sadie - posted on 09/25/2009

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I found one that can be held at out straight instead of having to tip back and comes easily out if he sucks on it. I found he would not use the others simply because he could not really extend his arms up and tilt back his head to use the regular ones.....

Anna - posted on 09/25/2009

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Quoting Meg:

My daughter,Addy Jaymes, has trouble drinking from a sippy cup even when I hold it for her. She learned how to drink from a straw and we now use one of thise with a lid and it works a lot easier. hope this helps some!!


That is how mine is too. People often think it's weird seeing a 10m old baby drinking from a straw but we're actually happy she preferred it over a sippy. Straws are acceptable at all ages so we won't ever have to break her of the habit. 

Anna - posted on 09/25/2009

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Mine too wouldn't use a sippy cup. We tried giving her a straw like we use, and she took right to it. We then bought the playtex no spill cups with the straw and she loves them. We figured if she doesn't want a sippy cup and can use the straw ones, we won't force the sippys since it'll end up being another habit we'd have to break her of. When using them first we left the no spill thing off (there is a plug you can make it spill or no spill) and so it was easy for her to suck. Once she got the hang of that we put the no spill plug in and she still uses it. You can also remove the bottom straw part so the baby can lay down and drink if wanted. If neither work our doctor suggested putting formula or juice in the sippy cup and water in a bottle to get them to want the sippy cup over the bottle. We haven't stated weaning ours off the bottle yet but thats probably how we will go about it.

Trich - posted on 09/14/2009

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Hi my son is the same i have tried 3 different types of cups and he just wont drinkn from it, he tends to turn them upside down and chew on the bottom of them? i can get him to drink from my drink bottle which i guess is better than nothing i just have to put very very small amounts of water in his mouth and he drinks it.. who knows i guess they will work it out when they are ready.

Meg - posted on 09/14/2009

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My daughter,Addy Jaymes, has trouble drinking from a sippy cup even when I hold it for her. She learned how to drink from a straw and we now use one of thise with a lid and it works a lot easier. hope this helps some!!

Cathy - posted on 09/14/2009

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My daughter was hesistant but at 9.5 months drinks pretty well from a sippy. This came up before and a mom has posted about taking the valve out and just dealing with the mess. We only put water in it so not too bad. She got the hang of it and we were able to put the valve in a a couple of weeks ago and she will drink water all by herself from a sippy cup. Won't drink juice at all but water she loves. It took a couple weeks of practice to get there but she did.

Kristi - posted on 09/13/2009

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I have heard that some babies just don't use them ... like my son. He likes to drink from a normal cup (which is really messy and wet), but so cute to watch! Good luck

Cassandra - posted on 09/13/2009

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Olivia is in the same boat. She just plays with the cup. She will hold it she will bring it to her mouth but won't drink. I was suggested to dip the nipple in apple juice and put a bit inthe cup so they know it is something yummy. once they get the hang of it dilute the juice so they don't get as much sugar. I am just continuing to offer the cup when she is in the chair and hope that eventually she will get it. O will drink from a cup if you put it to her mouth. They work at their own pace. Just keep trying...

Angie - posted on 09/13/2009

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my son was the same way. He was spoiled so he knew i would hold it for him, til one day he wanted it and i gave it to him in his walker and said im not goin to hold it. he must have been thirsty because he started to hold it.. Just give it to him an if he wants it he will get it.. they just no us moms will give in. be strong lol.

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