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Sippie Cup Nightmare!

Lara - posted on 02/23/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My baby is 10 months old and will not use a sippie cup! We have tried multiple cups including the nubby cup! No way! All she wants to do is play with it and when I try to show her how to use it she screams and fights me! Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Lara

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Marisa - posted on 04/13/2010

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i noticed justin only like the sippy cups with a rubber top, he hates those hard plastic ones, i think the rubber reminds him of a nipple, plus he doesn't like the handles he likes the ones that are straight like a bottle

Erica - posted on 03/21/2010

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When you give your child juice is is pure juice? My daughter preferrs her juice 1/2 and 1/2. We use juicey Juice (100% juice) and Nursery water. She also likes watered down gatoraid (spelling? LOL) show your child how to do it see if he/she will mimick! also I dipped my finger in the juice and rubbed it on her lips so she could taste it first so it wasn't such a shock. My doc tells me you should never put formula in the sippy's b/c you wean them off formula at 1 year and you don't want them to associate the sippy with formula.



We started Caroline on a sippy at 6 months (just letting her play with it) and she is just now drinking from it. I also put it next to her where ever she is on the floor or in the chair or on my lap her sippy is there! Hope this helps!

Heather - posted on 03/14/2010

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be stubborn, dont give her the bottle. Babies will nto allow themselves to dehydrate, she will get thirsty and she will drink.



I know it sounds heartless but there are alot of dental problems that can arise from being on a bottle too long

Michelle - posted on 03/01/2010

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Last month I got the Tommee Tippee trainer & took the valve out so Torin could see how the milk came out of it, then I put the valve back in & gave it to him. He used it for about a day & then apparently forgot that it was fun b/c he refused it since. I figured I'd give him another month & try again. What's funny is that he's always stealing my 3 1/2 y/o's straw cup & he can drink out of that. It must be the spout or something. If he keeps refusing the cup, I'm buying him a straw sippy.

Hieu - posted on 03/01/2010

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My 10mo old son like to use a cup with a straw...I think munchkin makes them. He didn't like the sippy cups I tried before. Good luck!

Mary Lynn - posted on 02/26/2010

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our little guy did not like juice either, and it took a while for him to get used to the sippy. He also used the nuby cup and does well with drinking water from it now, but took a couple months for us to get to this point. Just keep trying and she will get there.

Amanda - posted on 02/26/2010

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I wish I knew more. Cole doesn't care for juice that much either. I just put formula in the sippie and eventually faded to whole milk. I'm a first time mom and learning the ropes myself. Sorry

Lara - posted on 02/26/2010

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Amanda~ I have the nubby cup with is a soft spout and spill proof... I have tried everything in her sippie. She HATES juice... I have tried water and even her formula. Any suggestions?

Amanda - posted on 02/25/2010

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I used the Born Free transition cup for my son. It comes with a tip that's pliable like a nipple and then they progress to a harder tip that lets liquid flow faster (like a cup would). My only complaint is that it doesn't have a spill proof valve. If they turn it upside down the liquid will drain. What do you put in her sippie cup?

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