Can anybody give me tips on switching my baby from a bottle to a cup?
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Karen - posted on 03/14/2011
if she's not liking regular sippy cups try the toddler straw cups. my son wouldn't take the spouts of the sippys for a long time but he took to a straw in no time (after a few months he did begin to take the spout of the playtex click cap sippys)...big thing is to not give in. if you want to get rid of the bottles, then stick to it once you decide or else all it will do is let her know that if she refuses long (or loud) enough she will get it back. good luck!
Rachel - posted on 03/16/2011
get her a cup with her name on it and put her favorite juice in it at meal time tell her the princesses brought her a special cup and see if that works if not try the sippy cup and gradually work up to a big girl cup sometimes a cup with her favorite cartoon charcter helps someitmes did my two
Brandee - posted on 03/15/2011
We used NUBY sippy cups at first because the tops of the cups were soft like bottle nipples. When our son was 12 months we took him for a walk around the neighborhood. We took a sippy cup and no bottle. When he was thirsty and we offered him the cup he cried, but eventually before we got home he was thirsty enough that he took the cup. After we saw he would take it if there were no other options all the bottles were removed from the cabinet. Later we got him other cups with plastic lids, but the NUBY cups were a good transition cup. Good luck and just stick to your guns.
Jennifer - posted on 03/14/2011
Getting rid of the bottles all together is the answer! Do it as soon as you have a strong resolve tomake the switch. She will be just fine as long as you are patient with her. Babies are remarkably adaptable, especially when they are in a loving home.
Bonnie - posted on 03/14/2011
My boys both started out with the softer spout sippy cups (I believe they were Playtex). They were good especially when they were teething. They did enjoy using the ones with the straws though and with those you don't have to tilt them at all.
Theresa - posted on 03/14/2011
My son likes the Munchkin ones. He likes the soft spout and it doesn't come out too fast. The other one that he likes is the Nuby one with a flip up straw. He'll be 1 next week. I started him on sippy cups when he started sitting in the high chair to eat. I just had one with water in it for him to have if he was thirsty. He hated it at first, but I continued to offer it to him each time he ate. Eventually he started taking drinks from it. This past week we quit bottles and he only uses the cups now. I still hold him with his cup of milk like I did when he was taking a bottle. I think that helps with the transition. He now has milk in it a meal times, so he's getting used to drinking it on his own without me having to hold him. As he gets to drinking more at meal times the holding feedings will lessen until eventually there won't be any of those any more. The straw cup I keep in the diaper bag with water in it. Just keep trying, it's new and will take her a bit to get used to it.
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