I need some advice!

Stacey - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I am trying to wing my 14 month old off the bottle and I would like to know what sippy is the best when switching from a bottle! I know this is going to be a challenging transition but I am ready!

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Donna - posted on 01/02/2010

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actually I am in the process of doing that this weekend after a friend did it last weekend. I used the nuby bottles and swiched to their cups yesterday. BY today he has stopped asking for the bottles and taken the cupo every time. he was not pleased to start out with and kept asking for the bottle but has only had one meltdown over it. I just kept saying sorry don't have any more when he'd ask for the babba and he decided to take what was being offered. Babies R Us had these for 9.99 for four of them this last week but I think also next week. Good Luck!

Rebecca - posted on 01/02/2010

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the cups with the straws are the best for transition. We used them for our son and then moved to sippy's and he uses both now as well as a normal cup.

Mary - posted on 12/29/2009

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i know this may not be what your asking just wanted to let you know what i learned the hard way ...my daughter had to have a complete dental surgery at 4 because the sippy rotted her teeth so when using one best to only give water at night and i would suggest instead of a sippy get the ones that have the soft straws in the top and teach her to use it ....hope this was a lil bit helpful :)

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Jennifer - posted on 01/02/2010

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it's gonna suck no matter what so wean her on to a hard top sippy, he/she will chew up the soft one's up. money done the drain....

Joy - posted on 01/02/2010

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Avent make a good sippy that doesn't leak. It has a rubber tip on top they can suck on (so no straight from bottle nipple to hard plastic) and it doesn't leak.

Stacey - posted on 01/01/2010

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thanks to all of you! I don't give my daughter juice at night so im good on that one! The only time she wants the bottle is when she is taking a nap or when it's bed time and I put whole milk in the bottle! I mean she drinks from a straw so Im thinkin the straw sippys will do good for her! I am a firm believer in water so my daughter gets alot of H2O! lol so no worries there also! I tried a soft nipple sippy with handles on it but I don't know if it is my daughters hard sucking or the sippy but every time she went to get a drink the middle of the nipple would collapse! I think it was the Nuby sippys but Im not sure cus as soon as it did it I threw it away! But i appreciate every ones opinions and I am going sippy shoppin in the morning! :) wish me luck!!! lol

Nikki - posted on 01/01/2010

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i started by just giving my son a straw and a cup and got him off the bottle that way. he had a few spills but is was really easy, then i moved onto just a cup and that took a little more practise. he now just has pop top drink bottles or cups and is fine. his nearly 2 and a half and i took him off the bottle at 10months, with only a night bottle until 2years.

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Diana - posted on 01/01/2010

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Try a Nuby cup, it has three different lids, one is a nipple,one is a straw, and one is a sippy spout. It is spillproof and holds 8-10 ozs of milk. use the nipple for a week ,then just switch it to the sippy spout,if their is not a bottle to be seen then that is their only choice and it does work. I nanny for a 15 month old and that is what his mom and i did and he don't even miss it, he still sometimes calls his sippy cup a ba but he is totally content with the cup. But use only that cup for milk , Have other types for juice or water. You can buy these cups at wal-mart for around 6-8 dollars. If you don't make a fuss about the bottle chances are that the child won't either. Good Luck, and i hope this helps.

Kristle - posted on 12/30/2009

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I found that the soft spouts work really good during the transition, but when they get teeth, they bite holes in them and they leak. I used the cheap NUBY(I think) ones from wal mart. I started just giving him the cup during the day in the place of a bottle, then slowly changed to nite time too.

Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2009

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Quoting Jacqueline:

Then you are better than me lol. My son Julian is 2yrs old and I'm still trying to wein him off the bottle. He drinks out of the Sippy Cup that has a soft straw because it reminds us of a bottle nipple. He only wants a drink when he is ready to go to sleep and he can't lay down with a cup so yet again we are back to using the bottle. I would suggest the sippy cups with the straw that folds down into the sippy cup. I don't know if it was hepful or not but hey, I tried. Good luck!


First u need him to get off the bottle, he is 2yrs old. Second, if he is tryin to potty train and he has a cup when he goes to bed.. That is a bad thing. He is showing u, who is the boss!! My son is 4yrs and he always wants to take a cup to bed, and I show him who's the boss. If he wants just a drink out of his cup, thats fine, but not when he goes to bed!!! About the bottle issue, take the damn bottle away from him and throw it in the gargare and forget about the bottle.. I got 2 kids and I got them off the bottle before they turn 12 months old. The more u give him the bottle then more his teeth can get mess up.

Stacey - posted on 12/30/2009

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"i gave my kids the GERBER NUK TRANSITION CUP" -Kimberly
These r nice, but u don't end up using the plastic bottle type lid for very long, One yr olds are becoming very curious, n they r able to pull n push that rubber lid rite inside the cup n u've got a mess every time, I used it Once, threw it away, that was my experience, also a couple friends complained about the same issues....

"I've always used playtex cups and love them. No leaks" -Gwen
These have been my absolute fav too! durable n quoted "No Leaks" !

Joy - posted on 12/30/2009

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I've only had one kid that even had a bottle (I have 5) and we just offered her a cup--not a sippy during meals when we were with her. We gave her a sippy when she was playing. However we never let her walk around with it and we never gave it to her at bedtime to go to sleep. We let her have a drink and put her to bed. It saved having to break the habit of always having a sippy in her hand and bed. I agree with the mom that said only water at bedtime. With my other four we basically did the same thing except that we didn't have to get rid of the bottle. It worked good for us not saying it would work for everyone. But just so you know my 15 months old have been able to drink out of their own cups with out lids at meals and when they come to the kitchen I can give them a drink and I don't have to keep up with Sippy cups and lids and clean hard to clean lids. We still use one in the car but it is the kind with a straw. Good luck. Not sure that really helps.

Sharon - posted on 12/30/2009

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psh its not challenging to WEAN a baby from a bottle. Just start offering the sippy more often than the bottle. Each week or every two weeks put a bottle away where they can't find it. Eventually they are left with the sippy only.

Kimberly - posted on 12/30/2009

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i gave my kids the GERBER NUK TRANSITION CUP...this for me was the best sippy cup for my kids when i was weaning them off the bottle because its easy for them to hold, and the top is interchangable between the sippy cup spout and a nipple, so it goes from a bottle to a sippy cup in a snap, and you wont need to have alot of cups and bottles laying around...you can just have the one!!! i highly recommend it!!!

Joelle - posted on 12/29/2009

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when I was switching My son was 8 months.. yea.. he was a little young but he switched well to the nuby cups with the handles on each side.. the nipples were a pain to clean with milk but i gave him juice in the cups to encourage him to get a sweet treat.. but i agree with mary.. water only at bed time.. it'll be a little difficult to change it if you arent already doing it.. but it'll be so much better for their teeth later if you do.... and as your child gets older.. I would go for the harder nipples.. now my son has the plastic ones no more rubber. he'll be 2 next month

Jacqueline - posted on 12/29/2009

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Then you are better than me lol. My son Julian is 2yrs old and I'm still trying to wein him off the bottle. He drinks out of the Sippy Cup that has a soft straw because it reminds us of a bottle nipple. He only wants a drink when he is ready to go to sleep and he can't lay down with a cup so yet again we are back to using the bottle. I would suggest the sippy cups with the straw that folds down into the sippy cup. I don't know if it was hepful or not but hey, I tried. Good luck!

Kelsey - posted on 12/29/2009

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Im doing the same thing, and I bought the "Think Baby" brand step 1 sippy from Amazon.com. Its orange. It was designed specificly for the transition from bottle to sippy cup. It has a soft silicone spout extremely similar to a bottle, but still close enough to a sippy to get her used to it, and is made from a very safe plastic. It also has very easy handles. I have tried the playtex (I think its playtex?) soft spout, no spill ones from Walmart and she just didnt get it, its just too different from a bottle. I tried the Think Baby one and she immediatly started drinking from it. Shes only 6 mos and hast quite developed the control to bring it to her mouth well, or keep it there, but we are working on it. Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 12/29/2009

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my son loves the baby einstein cups. not only r they easy to hold, they r very durable and educational! i have probably 5 different kinds of cups and he always goes for the BE ones:)

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