Sippy Cups

Teresa - posted on 11/25/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I'm trying to wean my 11 month old son from the bottle, especially when he's drinking his formula. He'll drink water from his sippy cup but when it comes to his formula, he's either very tight lipped and turns his head away or he'll play and chew vigorously on the spout. How can I help him transition from bottle to sippy cup?

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Christi - posted on 12/06/2009

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Keep insisting... If its the leak proof ones remove the inside grip and let him taste it. What happens is that he thinks its water. Have two different sippy cups one sippy for water & one for juice. DONT MIX THEM. Just today my son didnt want the sippy because I gave him juice in it. Once I removed the grip, he tasted it and then I put the grip back on, then he took it.

Laura - posted on 12/06/2009

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ok..isn t a sippy cup a cross between a bottle and a cup? is the soft nipple for beginner stages and the hard nipple the next stage? eventually moving onto a regular cup. should formula be given in the sippy cup? I am confused,,my daughter will be one at the end of this month... i have been starting her on ( I guess its a sippy cup) with handles that have a soft bottle nipple...need some clarification thanks

Christi - posted on 12/06/2009

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i would try these bottles that are like big sippy cups with handles. we used them with my son for a couple of months and honestly, i think it is fine to use bottles up until you wean them into milk and then they have soft spouts that feel like a bottle nipple.

STEPHANE - posted on 12/05/2009

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My son just turned 1on the 4th of dec and I had that problem about a week ago we get him the Nubby sippy cups and he loved them. He has not had a bottle in two weeks.

Brittany - posted on 12/01/2009

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My son has been off the bottle for a couple months now and it was a pretty easy transition for him. Give him juice in his sippy cup and he will probably drink it. Just give it to him and let him explore it and after a while he won't miss the bottle any more. We gave him 2% milk for a little while to ease the transition and now he is drinking Vitamin D Milk

Angela - posted on 11/30/2009

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I am getting ready to try and break my second child from the bottle also. But she loves sippy cups. When my daughter was one I tried to break her from the bottle and she absolutley refused. She would cry for hours for her bottle and wouldn't even look at a sippy cup unless it had something besides milk in it. When she was about 15 months I tried it again around nap time and she took it with milk and never asked for a bottle again. So I think they will give it up when they are ready. Another thing my best friend has a little boy and at breakfast and supper she would give him a sippy with milk in it instead of juice to help with the transition.

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I never tried the hard ones. They said that the soft ones were the best. The one without handles. My son didn't like the gerber one with the handles at all. He kept throwing it on the floor. Lol.....

Kelsey - posted on 11/30/2009

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I'm having a hard time to get him to take the hard one...he takes it once in a while, but he is also stubborn. I had to give in and give him a soft one because he hadn't had ANYTHING in about four hours and I was worried. He took the soft one right away. Too Stubborn...

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My son was the same way. So I gave in and gave him the bottle because he wouldn't stop crying. The next day I came across a article on how to introduce your baby to the sippy cup. Try, try, and try again. They are going to scream and fuss at you because they want the bottle. It said to retry about every 15 minutes or so. The baby will eventually get hungry and will take it. So, that's what I did and after two hours of trying he took it because he was hungry.

Sharina - posted on 11/28/2009

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You may need to experiment with different types of sippy cups. From experience, throw all the bottles away on his birthday, so they aren't an option. The transition may be temporarily more uncomfortable, but it will be much faster. Remember, he can start on milk then too. You'll get through it, hang in there! It's just a passing phase.

Nina - posted on 11/27/2009

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I have no idea my daughter has never taken to sippy cups she does however drink out of a cup pretty good so I just skipped the sippy cup stage

Michelle - posted on 11/25/2009

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I agree with Sophia. Try the soft spouted ones first and see how he does with that. I was really lucky, and my daughter just took to her sippy cup. She hardly ever takes a bottle anymore. But I have been offering a sippy since she was 6 months. I left it on the floor with her while she was playing and eventually she just got the hang of it. Now she loves them! Good luck and I'm sure he'll get it soon enough:o)

Sophia - posted on 11/25/2009

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At 11 months he really doesnt need that much formula anymore. my 11 month old drinks 10-15oz a day and my pediatrician said that is fine. so dont stress so much if he wont drink it. as for transition to sippy cup, i personally started with the soft nipple cups at 6 months. You might could try those they are for begginers, more soft like bottle nipples. I try not to give him the soft ones though unless he really needs to drink some milk. I weaned my baby from bottle at 10 months. i started early b/c i thought it would be hard and take awhile but it didnt lol. at first he wouldnt really drink the milk from the cup(hard spout cup). he would sip then stop. but i just didnt give him juice and everytime he was thirsty gave him the milk. He eventually realized he wasnt getting the bottle and drank when he was thirsty. He will get used to hte hard spout eventually just stick with it. :)

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