How did you switch your baby from bottle to cup?

Brittany - posted on 01/04/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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So my son used to have a pacifier until he was 10 months old and we took it away, it was great but I strarted noticing later on he was using his bottle as a pacifier throughout the night. Everytime I check he has it in his mouth. I have tried taking it out of the crib but it ends in sleepless nights...I have tried switching him to a cup many times and he just cries and won't drink out of it when he is tired! Need some advice please!

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September - posted on 01/05/2012

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Personally I would just take the bottle away at night and suffer through a few sleepless nights. Then during the day offer the sippy cup. You may have to try a few different types until you find one that he likes. Good luck!

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Samantha - posted on 01/22/2012

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I agree dummy only at night and sippy cup before he goes to Bed can cause tooth decay. my son loved the bottle and he took to sippy cups well cause he had his dummy at night. if you were to just take the bottle and give him the sippy cup it won't work to well. he needs something like a teddy or special blanket to comfort him. will make it alot easier.

Stifler's - posted on 01/21/2012

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I agree I'd rather them have a dummy at night it can hjust stay in their bed. Both my kids had one to go to sleep and it stays in their beds.

Shauna - posted on 01/21/2012

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I started using cups during the day with meals until it became more normal and phased out the bottle. Given the choice, I'd give him the pacifier at night, not a bottle or cup. If you keep the bottle or cup in the crib, make sure it's water so it doesn't lead to tooth decay.

Stifler's - posted on 01/21/2012

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I just took the bottles away. I introduced the cup at 6 months and then by 10 months he was good at using it and didn't need the bottles anymore.

Sylvia - posted on 01/21/2012

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When I took my daughter off the bottle and on the sippy cup I went and bought the cups with the soft nipple that was like a bottle. It was a very smooth transition to the cup and no problems. She has now been on the cup for almost a year. It will be a full year the day she turns 2. So basically go and buy the cups with the soft nipples and then pack up all the bottles so your son cant see them anymore and you should be good. Good luck and keep working on it. It will happen!!!!

Michele - posted on 01/19/2012

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I trew my daughters away soni couldn't give in. Took a few hard nights but it really worked. Make the cup the only option! It really worked for me. Good luck.

Michele - posted on 01/19/2012

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I trew my daughters away soni couldn't give in. Took a few hard nights but it really worked. Make the cup the only option! It really worked for me. Good luck.

Andrea - posted on 01/19/2012

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we're just getting out of the we need a bottle stage. i had bought playtex sippie cups for my daughter and she didnt really care for it, so i went with a softer mouth piece cup. after we got her the nuby sippie cup she was ok with it, and now we're onto the playtex cups. sometimes we still have problems with using it and wanting the bottle but i refuse to give in, she wants something to drink she'll use her cup.

Bonnie - posted on 01/05/2012

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I never gave my boys a bottle or a sippy cup at bedtime maybe that is why it was a bit easier for me to transition, I don't know. But, in general it still can be difficult to transition to a sippy cup. You just have to keep being persistent. Only offer the cup. If he is thirsty, he will drink from it.

Nikkie - posted on 01/04/2012

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Just keep doing what ur doing and he will see who is boss. Kids will only try n do things to see if they can get away with it. If u keep giving in, u will have have hell in the future. Just keep being strong and tell him no. It worked for me and my three kids. Good luck

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