Sippy Cup

Samantha - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is going to be a year old next month and he is permanently attached to his bottle! My goal is to stop giving him a bottle at one year old. I just cannot get him to drink out of a sippy cup! All he wants is the bottle! I have tried sippy cups with the hard tops and the soft nipple tops and he just chews on them! I don't know what to do, he has alot of teeth and I do not want them rotting! Please help!

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Michelle - posted on 05/16/2010

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My son wouldn't think about using a sippy cup until I completely took away the bottles. It was an instant and easy change the day I did it. He first started on the nuby sippy cups (because he just couldn't figure out the traditional spouts) and he stayed with those for a few weeks until he destroyed all of the silicone spouts. To transition from the nuby cups I simply put them all away and gave him a sippy with a "regular" spout. At first he didn't like it but after a few minutes he was fine and we have never turned back. Good luck!

Michelle
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Michelle - posted on 05/15/2010

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there is a bottle made by Nuby that has a conversion top that comes with it to help transition to the cup it is just like a nipple in texture but the shape of a sippy that is what we used to transition our daughter to the cup.

Mandy - posted on 05/12/2010

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I think Amy has given some good advice here,and I agree out of sight out of mind is the best approach, if he sees the bottles he is going to want them,but if there is no alternative for him he will have to relent and take the sippy cup.

Amy - posted on 05/12/2010

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My son was the same way, what we ended up doing is just cleaning all the bottles and putting them away and out of his sight. It took a few days, but if you have the bottles around he'll assume he can have them and will refuse the sippy cups. Since it sounds like you have a variety, when you switch him over just keep an eye to see which one he seems to be using the most. Or hide the bottles (during nap or bedtime) then line them up and ask him which one he wants. A friend of mine even brought her boy to the store and let him pick out a big boy sippy cup.

Good luck!

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