Sippy Cup Please Help

Misty - posted on 02/10/2011 ( 40 moms have responded )

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How Are You Little Ones Doing With The Sippy Cup? My Son Will Not Take It, I've Tried Everything. Hes Just Not Happy. Not Sure What I Can Do. Any Help From You Ladies Would Be Nice.
By The Way I've Tried All Kinds, Nubby, Nuk, Dr. Browns. I Have A Total Of 8 Diffrent Ones.
Thank You
Misty

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Carrie - posted on 02/12/2011

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I have 3 kids, my son and daughter took one. Now the baby who is now a year old will not take one at all. I have try all kinds. I use the NUK bottles and if I take the nipple from the sippy made by them. He will take it. I think he likes the feel of his bottle

Melissa - posted on 02/12/2011

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I've got 3 kids and none of them would take sippy cups. Did the same things as you trying all different kinds, even the soft tops with no success so we went with straw cups. They took them no problem. They are supposed to be better for their teeth too cause the drink goes to the back of the mouth instead of the back of the teeth.

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Jennifer - posted on 02/25/2011

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I started my daughter on regular sippy cups around 9-10 months, when she could hold her bottle on her own no problem. She was iffy about it at first but I held it for her a few times and made her use her own hands and she eventually got the hang of it. When she turned one I started her on cups with straws, no bottles except before bed. She took to the straw within a few days. My theory is, if they're hungry or thirsty enough...they'll take it, lol. Good luck! I hope this helps..

Margaret - posted on 02/25/2011

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My little boy loves to drink from a sippy cup but prefers the ones with straws. I hate to say it but boys are more picky when it comes to drinking and eating things. When giving your son a sippy cup are you holding it or are you letting him. Id let him play with one empty that way the next time you try and give him one he will be more likely to take it.

Amy - posted on 02/24/2011

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my daughter is 13 months old i started giving her water / juice in a sippy at like 6 months little at a time and no bottle at 11 months she only drinks from her sippy cups we use the soft nipple ones for now good like

Caroline - posted on 02/23/2011

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My son didn't want to drink with is sippy cup , i did try everday, so i dicide to buy him one with a straw and try for a few day and one afternoon he dicide to sucked on it.
Just give him time, every one are different, just be patience.
Good luck

Angela - posted on 02/23/2011

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To transition her I got the bottle (Nuby brand I think?) that had handles and the top was like a nipple. After she got the hang of that, I just gave her the regular sippy cup spouts.
Good Luck!

Julie - posted on 02/23/2011

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We figured out that we could give our son the sippy cup and he would refuse. He would go over and stand in front of the cabinet where he knows we kept the bottles. So one day we took all the bottles out. The next time he went to the cabinet we should him the inside and that the bottles were all gone. Once he realized that the sippy was his only options it only took half a day and now we have no problems.

Laurie - posted on 02/22/2011

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I just recently had this problem it took me 2 days to solve. I had tried almost all of the sippy cups and none of them worked. I had to Nuk sippy cup with the no spill insert. I took the insert out and held my daughter while being careful not to choke her with the overflow of milk. I gave her more baby food and solids while she got use to it then when I could go through a whole feeding without her pushing it away, every other meal I added the no spill piece and now she drinks out of it fine. Once in a while I have to hold her but she's doing great with it.

Jenny - posted on 02/21/2011

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I use a playtex brand, they don't spill. My LO would bite on several others and they would end up leaking all over her. If they're thirsty enough, they'll use whatever you give them. Although I do admit the night is much harder, I can't break her of the bottle at night.

Alexandra - posted on 02/21/2011

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Thsi might sound cruel, but take the bottle away all together. If the baby is thirsty then he will drink. We believe that it is not good for their teeth development to have bottles after 12-15 months, so we took them away all together. The babies quickly realize that it is the sippy from now on. And they fuss a little but then they get used to it.

Patricia - posted on 02/21/2011

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thats a great idea iwill try that with Kaide i think he will be easier than my 2.5 year old Wyatt

Heather - posted on 02/21/2011

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I started giving my daughter a sippy cup around the 9-10 month mark. She took it with no issues, but now I have switched her to a straw sippy cup (because it will hold the full 9 oz of milk she drinks), but only for milk. Other than that she is drinking from a cup, which she does very well once the cup is to her mouth...if she picks it up to take a drink she usually ends up pouring it all over herself, but I am a firm believer in letting her learn and figure things out at her own pace, so I don't mind doing a little extra laundry.

Erica - posted on 02/20/2011

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My son wouldn't drink out of them either for a long time. When i asked his pediatrician about it she said that it sounds cruel but if they get thirsty enough they will drink. Well it didn't get to that point, we were out and I realized I had 10 minutes to get to a dinner and I had no bottle with me, I ran into the store and bought a sippy cup and after a few attempts my son took it! As hard as it is maybe you just need to only offer the sippy cup no mattress what.

Aimee - posted on 02/20/2011

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My 13 month old was not happy about using sippy cups but I was persistant and she eventually started liking it. She will only use ones with straws other than she has two playtex ones that are kinda like a travel mug. They have an opening in the rim but are spill proof. she actually started using those before we tried the straw. the best advice I have is to just stick to your guns and not give your little one the bottle just have the sippy available at all times, and offer it frequently

Amanda - posted on 02/19/2011

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I know what you're going through. My son will be 13 months the 28th and he LOVES his bottle, since I took his pacifier away at like 9 month so he used the bottle as a paci walking around and at nite! He would drink water and juice from the sippy fine, but just threw the cup if there was MILK in it. He also likes the straw ones...but we just decided to cut him off cold turkey 2 days ago and he is doing pretty good. If their hungry enough they'll take it. He will drink it from the munchkin ones with clear soft tops, 10oz cup.

Danessa - posted on 02/18/2011

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I had the same challenge as my baby has been breastfed exclusively and didn't even take a bottle. My baby likes the Playtex sippies where it's a bit harder spout. At first, he wouldn't take the sippy at all but I just kept offering it to him a few times a day and I would just encourage him to drink. It seemed like he was never going to but I noticed he would sip a little more each time. After a couple weeks, he warmed up to it and now he chugs his milk!

Bryony - posted on 02/18/2011

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my daughter wont take a cup for milk, but for juice she will... the Amadeus 360 cups are brilliant for an independant litle madam who wants to be grown up cause theres no spout :D

Dawn - posted on 02/17/2011

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My son hates sippy cups! We've tried so many different cups each with no success. I'm at a loss and have no idea how to encourage him to take them. He does drink a little juice and water from it, but that's it. He wants his milk in a bottle only.

Patricia - posted on 02/17/2011

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your little just might not be ready or it maybe a matter of trying different ones it can get expensive though try the sippy cup you buy more than once before purchasing another

Amy - posted on 02/17/2011

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Hey Misty my daughter is going to be 13 months on the 27th and I had the worst time with her going from bottle to sippy. What I did is I got her the sippy cup that has the soft nipple on it like a bottle does and she takes it with no problem now.

Ashley - posted on 02/16/2011

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During the day my son will take one like a champ, but during nap/bedtime he will only take a bottle. He's 13 months now and I'm hoping to eventually break the bottle habiti, but since he never took a binky, I think it's going to be difficult!

Patricia - posted on 02/16/2011

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it's about the only one i haven't tried thanks for telling me i will definately give it a go

Erin - posted on 02/16/2011

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Does your son like to drink through a straw? My little girl is 13 months old and loves drinking through a straw. So, I got her the Nuby No-Spill Cup with Flexi-Straw. I don't know if you've tried that one, but my little girl loves it and even drinks cold milk out of it. I also give her water out of a different kind of sippy cup and only give her milk out of the Nuby one so that she thinks it's special and will drink out of it. She's been off her bottles for about a week now and is doing great with this cup. Good luck!

Bonnie - posted on 02/15/2011

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My son has finally got the hang of the sippy cuy, it is called tommy tippee. It took him a while, I;m sure your son will learn soon. all the best!

Cyndi - posted on 02/14/2011

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I have about 12 - tried them all. Ollie doesn't like them so I started him on a regular cup. I help him and he grasps it from the sides. I haven't let him take total control yet - but he's skipping the sippy. We only do 2 bottles a day - so he's completely on a regular cup.

Fabienne - posted on 02/14/2011

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Try the sippy cups with the straw. The child must have teeth to bite into the straws and it can take a while to learn how to do this. However, it's an easy way to get them off the bottle. Good luck!!!

Lauren - posted on 02/13/2011

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i took the bottle away completely at 9 months. i eased my little one into it by giving her juice or tea watered down with her lunch so she would get used to it and then started putting milk in it she eventually got that there was no more bottle and that the cup had good stuff in it.

Shelby - posted on 02/13/2011

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My daughter will only take sift spout sippy cups, Either the Nuby or Nuk ones but thats it. I have tried lots of different sippy cups also. I try not to force her to take the sippy. I try giving it to her during the day for water, or juice but she will only take milk in a bottle. Some babies dont like sippy cups at all and that is okay too.

Emily - posted on 02/13/2011

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I found that initially we were using one that had a one way valve and that didn't work as our son couldn't work out how to suck hard enough to get it out. So we got a free flow one and let him play with it and he got the hang of it in the end - though we had quite a few changes of wet clothes - Lol!! Then we also introduced a straw cup and that took a week or so and now he drinks out of both. Good Luck!!

Michelle - posted on 02/13/2011

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My 13 month old is not happy with sippy cups either. He can get liquid from it but until recently all of it came back out. He still had all his milk from bottles. A couple of weeks ago I decided to fill his sippy cup water about half an hour before bath time and leave it on a table and walk away not even mentioning it. Every night he goes up to out of his own free choice and a bit if the water stays in. Might be worth trying a few nights if your child knows how to get liquid out of any of the ones you've tried?

Angela - posted on 02/12/2011

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I tried introducing a soft top sippy cup to my son during playtime with jsut water in it... then I tried adding cows milk (with a little shot of chocolate syrup in it to intice him) he likes his sippy cups now and pretty much has applejuice in them.. but we are on to the hard nipples now because he figured out how to force all the juice out pushing it down on the floor/table.... hope this helps!!

Stifler's - posted on 02/11/2011

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Logan loves the Nuby with no handles and a soft spout I took the bottles away at 10 months.

Cisy - posted on 02/11/2011

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My daughter refuses to use the sippy cups so I bought her ones with a straw. The playtex one has a squeeze section at the bottom where you can squeeze it and the liquid goes into their mouth. I tried it once with my daughter, didn't seem like she got it. But a few days later I just gave it to her and she just sucked it up. This was probably when she was 11 months. Now she drinks everything out of straws. People seem to be amazed that she can drink from a straw. Although she skipped the regular sippy cup. Oh wells, it's a lot easier for me. I just haven't found a good straw sippy cup i like though. The playtex was was great to start but she easily back washes into it which is gross. I have Nuby and Munchkin ones but they have so many parts to clean.

Jessica - posted on 02/11/2011

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I have twins and one is on sippy cups all the time and one will only drink juice out of them. What I started doing was putting juice and water in the water and let her play with it and she finally realized she had to use that to drink during the day. I use Munchkin sippy cups. They seem the easiest to get liquid out of. I also have the nuby cups that have kind of a bottle nipple. I know they have several kinds. Good luck!

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