how can i get my one year old to drink from a sippy cup

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Sondra - posted on 03/27/2009

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As some of the other moms have said, the straw cups work well.  I did for my son.  He went from breast to straw.  Good Luck!

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Tiffany - posted on 03/29/2009

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I would have to agree.  Cold turkey is the best.  Try a sippy cup with the side handles, it might be easier and more fun having to something to grab on to.

Heather - posted on 03/29/2009

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I did what she did, I just simply took away the bottle and gave them a sippy cup. When they were thirsty they drank. i just gave them the regular hard top cups too because the soft nipple type cups leak and then if the kid has teeth they tent to chew thru the top and then you have a bigger mess since the first part that came out of mine was the little middle piece so then the top had a big hole to pour the liquid out. Good luck on the sippy training.

Emelie - posted on 03/28/2009

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When all of my kids where one, I simply took the bottle away and gave them a sippy cup. If they would get upset, I would ignore it because eventually they will want a drink, and hopefully he will take one out of the sippy cup. My kids were really easy in this area, so I don't know many tricks, but I do know that you cannot take a bottle, or breast, away and then give it back and then take it away, etc. because kids are smart enough to know that if they throw a fit, they will get their way. Also, if he just won't take it, try a straw cup. Kids usually like sucking out of a straw.

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let ur toddler pick the cup he wants if he picks one w spaceships or whatever he may like using it more then a regualar plan one.. Nubys suck as they leak everywhere.. best kind i find are the straw and the hard top playtex ones my daughter loves them

Kaci - posted on 03/27/2009

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Cold turkey. That's how I had to do it. My son was 15-months and the dr said to get him off the bottle. It was the worst two weeks but he eventually figured out that if he wanted to drink, he had to do it from the sippy cup. The downside, he hasn't drank milk since. He was associating milk with the bottle (big mistake on my party). So ever since then, we've been supplementing with whole milk yoguart and various cheeses.

He does drink milk, though, when we feed him cheerios (cereal) with a spoon. But that's the only time.

Jocelyn - posted on 03/27/2009

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I agree with the other comments about the straw cups.  We probably tried every sippy cup you could get lol, and he didn't want any of them.  But the ones with a straw he took to right away.  My niece didn't like the sippy cups either so her mom just gave her a normal cup and she figured that out right away.  Hope something works for you!

Theresa - posted on 03/27/2009

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I had the same problem with both of my boys! I understand the frustration because sippy cups are so handy especially while en route. I finally broke down however and gave them a regular joe plastic cup and they took to it right anyway. Aside a few days of wide eyed spillage they mastered that easy enough. I had heard of moms however taken the stopper out for the first couple of times and then putting them back in. Since the kids already know that something is suppose to come out by that point they are more likely to suck on it, that might be worth a try. Good Luck!

Suzannah - posted on 03/27/2009

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My son took to the Nuby soft spout sippy cups first. To teach him to drink from a straw sippy cup, I got a 'honey bear' - one of those plastic bears that honey comes in, fitted with a straw. You can squeeze the bear to send juice up the straw to the little one's mouth, which teaches them how it works. You can find it on speech therapy websites, such as www.talkingchild.com (http://www.talkingchild.com/shop_HoneyBe...) or www.new-vis.com (http://www.new-vis.com/cart/detail.php?I...). It also helped to make sure he was really thirsty so he'd be motivated to get the liquid. We gave him salty Baked Lays to accomplish this! Good luck :)

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My son wouldnt drink from tippee cup til now hes 19mths old i just gave him his juice in cups with straws as he could drink from straw from couple mths old and was better as he controlled how much he wanted by strength of his suck.xx

Heather - posted on 03/27/2009

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Have you tired the Nuby sippy...I found them in the bottle section.  They have sippy shaped soft top...simular to a bottle.  My daughter also liked the straw style cups.  Best of luck!



Also with my daughter she liked juice cause we dont give her much....try half juice half water just to see if something sweet will help.  We had to go almost cold turkey...

Kimberlee - posted on 03/27/2009

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Have you tried the straw cups by Little Einsteins or by playtex? They are no spill, but they have a straw. It worked for two of my girls and also made the transition to a regular cup easier.

Angela - posted on 03/27/2009

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Try lots of different ones - there are different styles and sometimes you just have to try a bunch to see which one your child will take to. Some kids just go right to a cup... Good luck!

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