Sippy Cups

Penney - posted on 02/20/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 14 months old and still doesn't use a sippy cup...she wants NOTHING to do with it...I did not have this problem with my other daughter...anyone else having this problem?

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Elissa - posted on 03/04/2009

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We had the same problem, but found that our daughter was interested in drinking from a cup.  So, we taught her how to drink from a straw and now have the sippy cups with the straws that do not leak so there is no mess.  I have purchased some of these cups from Target and Toys 'R Us.  They make me feel better because the straw is not hard plastic, so it will not jam into the roof of her mouth.  I hope this is helpful.  Good luck!

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We started giving my son a sippy cup when he was 7 months I think, and he would drink water and juice from it and have his bottle with formula. He loves to drink from his sippy cups. It was not hard to get him off the bottle. When he was a little over 12 months, we would go to give him a bottle and he would push it away or take it then throw it. He was done with them at that point. He also likes to drink from straws and water bottles.

Mary - posted on 02/24/2009

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Zoe went very easy to a sippy, she now drinks out of straws pretty well, she likes to tip the cup at the same time, we have used the small plastic cups w/lids and straw from restruants like Red Robin or TGIF's.  She likes using a regular cup at her babysitters, the other kids use regualr cups, so she is one of the big kids at 14 months!!!

Angela - posted on 02/24/2009

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I had a lot of trouble getting my son to take a sippy, well he would carry it but now drink out of it. Someone suggested that I try a cup with straw, he took to it right away. Now this makes my life easier because I do not always have to have a sippy with me, just have to get a straw :)

Hope - posted on 02/24/2009

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another cup to try is the one with the built in stopper.my son used to have troubles learning to drink from them to.the trick for us was to teach him to drink from a straw first.then after that we took the bottle away from him,and only gave him it when he went to bed and at nap times it worked like a charm. i hope this might work for some ppl to.

Stacey - posted on 02/23/2009

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my son skipped sippy cups and went straight to drinking from a straw. Try That they make the cups where the straw is attached

Stacey - posted on 02/23/2009

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my son skipped sippy cups and went straight to drinking from a straw. Try That they make the cups where the straw is attached

Melissa - posted on 02/22/2009

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I am having simular problem. My daughter will hold on to te cup and walk around for hours with it... but she will not drink from a sippy. We have tried about 8 different cup styles. she will pretend to drink, she kinda mouths it and giggles. I have tried the chocolate milk trick i even took the leak proof stoppers out so she would get the concept.. she hasn't bought into it. I figure if I stop being so hung up on it and just relax that she will in time get the hang of. Patients I suppose. =)

Stephanie - posted on 02/21/2009

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We literally went thru a half dozen different style sippys until we found a cup with a soft straw inside of the normal sippy lid. Now my daughter will use it for her milk only & normal sippys for juices & water. We found it at Target.

Hope this is helpful!

Emily - posted on 02/20/2009

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We had a hard time switching our daughter from her bottle to her sippy!! It took us about a month and half to do so. I have heard to try different types of sippys but who has the space for 10 different types of sippys right? I just put a little bit of Chocolate in her milk when I gave her, her sippy and then gradually put less and less in. That seemed to do the trick. I do know of a couple of kids who are 14 months and older who are still using the bottle. I wouldn't worry too much!!

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