I have a 15 month old son and he will not use a sippy cup. I have tried to get him to use it for the past 3 months. Any ideas?

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Claire - posted on 02/24/2009

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My son flat out refused the sippy cup until about 4 months old. I tried every kind I could find in the stores and he would throw them all out me before he even took a sip. Either that or for the soft nipple kinds he would hold upside down and press them for the juice to come out. I was completely out of idea, but he is a big Mickey Mouse fan. He's always seemed to love everything Mickey so I went to eh Disney Store and bought a Mickey sippy cup. he was reaching for it as soon as he saw it and drank from it right away. It is the only sippy cup he will drink from, but hey, it works! Maybe if your son has a favorite character or something that he is attached to you might be able to find a sippy cup with that on it. Good Luck!

Melissa - posted on 02/24/2009

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try only giving bottles at nap and bed time ... use a cup in the day time. When you are out and about or just sitting at home give a cup if he needs a drink bad enough he will use the cup but always keep a bottle close by just incase when you are out. Also try letting him pick out a sippy cup at the store that he likes a lot.

Brittany - posted on 02/16/2009

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I had my daughter off the bottle before she was 1.... what I did was I started giving her one sippy cup for one of her meals.... she screamed through it, but eventually saw that she wasn't going to get the bottle... and just started drinking from it. Taking the plug out of the sippy cup might be a good but messy idea for the first couple times, so he knows what's in there.

Yejide - posted on 02/12/2009

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it is better to find sippy cups with soft mouths. for me, i was always putting drinks heloved in the cups like ribena. now anything in the sippy cup is good for my son. as soon as he sees iut, there is no crisis especially at bedtime

Heather - posted on 02/11/2009

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I tried every cup out there and my daughter refused to use them.  I finally got her to use the Nuby sports straw cups.  It has a soft straw-like spout that she took to right away.

Ebony - posted on 02/07/2009

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try a non spill cup that has a straw there fab,,, my daughter was the same but she loves straws so i tryed that and it worked now she drinks out of both... there by tommy tippy

Courtney - posted on 02/06/2009

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My son used his sippy cup on and off and someone suggested the disposable sippy cups and he started using those a lot more.  I also thought I would try a sippy cup that has a straw in it (does not leak kind) and he drinks out of it all of the time now.  Maybe the straw kind will work for you as well.  I did have to show him that he didn't need to tip the cup up everytime he drinks (he caught on to that in a day).

Tiffany - posted on 02/06/2009

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Quoting Mandy:



Skip it.  My son went straight to drinking out of a regular cup with me holding it.  He also loves to drink with a straw.  Our family dentist says it's better for their teeth and jaw you can skip the sippy cup stage.  Try holding a real cup, he might just like it!






My daughter is the same way.  She loves regular cups aand straws.  though she wont drink Milk out of anything but her bottle.  having a hard time breaking that one.

Marsheena - posted on 02/05/2009

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my daughter is 15 months now and i took the bottle from her in one day...but she would not take the sippy cup either...so what i did for her is...i got the cup with a straw...and she LOVED it....

Caryn - posted on 02/03/2009

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Nuby sippy cups have a very breast-like nipple. My son never used a bottle--breast to sippy. Good luck!

Lana - posted on 02/02/2009

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I also let my son pick out what sippy cup colors he wanted.  I gave the choice between two and he picked one.  I bought that one for him. 

Lana - posted on 02/02/2009

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Just get rid of the bottle cold turkey. When you give him a drink, give it in his new sippy cup. He will resist at first but after awhile he will realize this is it and he will drink. If you give in to his demands to have the bottle back, he is just going to keep on demanding it back. Explain to him that the bottles are going bye-bye and that he is going to be moving on to the bigger boy cups. Don't give him a choice.

Kelly - posted on 02/02/2009

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My daughter is the same way - she loves drinking out of water bottles with the straws. I have purchased 4 of them. She has been drinking out of them since she was about 8-9 months old. Our problem is that she won't drink milk out of the water bottles. She won't drink it out of a cup or a sippy cup either. She only wants milk from a bottle. We are careful to brush her teeth after her bottles in the morning and at night (she only gets a bottle twice a day) and never goes to bed with it so we aren't too worried about taking it away just get.

Becky - posted on 01/31/2009

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just give him time he should come around that's what i did with my daughter now she is tiring to drink from a regular cup just keep encouraging him to do it even when he wont try just tell him he is doing a good job let him see you do it he just might take it after he sees you do it if now you could always just glue the cup to his hand j/k good luck

Cilla - posted on 01/31/2009

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Quoting Debi:

I have a 15 month old son and he will not use a sippy cup. I have tried to get him to use it for the past 3 months. Any ideas?




m son wont use cups either and i found he prefered bottle like the sport bottles and fruit shoot bottles

Mandy - posted on 01/30/2009

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Skip it.  My son went straight to drinking out of a regular cup with me holding it.  He also loves to drink with a straw.  Our family dentist says it's better for their teeth and jaw you can skip the sippy cup stage.  Try holding a real cup, he might just like it!

Shelley - posted on 01/30/2009

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my son wouldnt then i gave him a fruit shoot bottle he liked that, but i just use a cup with a straw now makes life easier. x

Jamie - posted on 01/30/2009

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My son never did take to the sippy cup.  He was breastfed for a year and was never on the bottle so he just didn't get the concept of "tipping" in order to take a drink.  But he was good at sucking!  I taught him early on how to drink from a straw so when it came time to wean him and switch to the cup I bought the sippies that have straws in them and that's what he drinks out of.  At 15 months he is still not good on a regular sippy cup but he likes the straw and it works just as well--plus, when you are out and you forget to brin the sippy you can just buy a regular drink and pop a straw in it and there are no tantrums.  Getting them to drink from a straw might seem tricky at first but it's actually pretty easy if you do it this way--start with some yogurt (because it's thick) and suck some up into a straw and then hold it up to their mouth and let the yogurt slide in.  After a few trys my son eagerly started to suck it out of the straw on his own without even realizing and when I put the straw into the container to let him try it out of that, he had the hang of it.

Carla - posted on 01/29/2009

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Try using a small cup-maybe like those that come with medication. It holds so little water that he can't make a huge mess and it teaches them to use a real cup.

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P.S. about my previous post.  The sippys with the soft mouth pieces are definitely Gerber...I went and checked lol.  The mouth pieces are blue.

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I had the same problem with my 15 month old.  When he was about 10 months old, I started trying to get him on the sippy so that I could sorta transition him easier away from the bottle.  He didn't like the sippys with the hard plastic mouth pieces and would NOT drink from them.  So I found one with a soft, silicone mouth piece, similar in texture to the nipples on his bottle (I think Gerber makes them...the 2 pack came with one WITH handles and one without).  He took to this instantly and by the time he was 11 months old he hadn't had a bottle at all for almost a month.  Then I started switching back and forth from the soft sippies to the hard ones and he eventually got the hang of them as well.  He's 15 months old now and actually starting to try and drink from regular cups....what a mess!  But oh well, that's part of it.  Hope this helps.

Randi - posted on 01/29/2009

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when I was trying to take my son off the bottle to a cup it wasnt so bad. What I did was started giving him the sippy cups during the day for a few weeks and the bottle at night. Then after say 1 or two weeks later take it completely away. My son stared to like the cup more than the bottle. Now with my daughter. I had to make the hole in the nipple a little bigger so she wouldnt like the way the drinks came out. That worked for her. Now she really doesnt care what she drinks out of just as long as she gets her milk or juice. I hope this helps you.

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