My daughter is 6mo. old and want's nothing to do with a sippy cup...

Ashley - posted on 12/27/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




My daughter has been eating baby food really well and for about 2 months now... She is eating cereal and fruit in the morning, and stage 2 veggies and fruit for lunch and dinner. She is a great eater and has been from the start. According to a hospital nutritionist that Isabella sees every 3 months, she should be drinking out of a sippy cup with her meals instead of a bottle to start the process of weaning her from the bottle... however, she wants NOTHING to do with the sippy cup. I have tried 3 different types of cups, playtex, avent, and a cheapy traditional kind and nothing seems to work. I have tried the juice she loves, and water which she loves, and even her formula, but she just gags every time I give it to her. In a pinch one day while out, I gave her a sip of water from a regular cup and she does really well with it, and even loves it... but I don't know what to do about the sippy cup... any suggestions???


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Erin - posted on 01/13/2010




My son was the same way with the sippy cups. I had to buy a bunch of them. He knew how to use it and liked to put it in his mouth but didn't like the taste of the water. He also didn't seem to care that I put breast milk in there!! I just bought a different sippy cup today with an actual nipple on it(nuby) and he likes it. Hallelujah! Oh, and he also likes to drink straight from a cup like your baby. It's funny. My advice is to just keep introducing it to her at every meal just for her to get use to it. I have also read that you can take off the lid and let her sip out of it(like you were doing before) so she knows what is in it. See if that works. Otherwise, just keep giving the sippy during meals and she will eventually take to it.

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010




Have you tried a straw cup? I worked at an early learning center, and used to go to enrichment of the suggestions was using a straw cup instead of a sippy cup. It's also supposed to promote better speech development versus the sippy cup.

Laurie - posted on 01/13/2010




nuby makes a sippy with a soft end. I bought mine at babies r us I am just trying to get my son to drink from it myself. He turned 7 months old this week.

Kerri-Ann - posted on 01/12/2010




I wouldn't worry about it. My daughter was 1 before she took one and was completly off the bottle by 18 months...she had one bottle a day for 6 months at daycare because it was easier to send her milk in the bottle rather than the sippy cup. Where I live it is rare to see a child under one using a sippy...I am really surprised to hear that health professionals are telling you that she should be using one already. My son won't even hold his own bottle yet let alone a sippy cup. I waited until my daughter was off formula and drinking milk.

Monique - posted on 01/02/2010




I was told by a health care nurse that drinking out of a sippy cup doesn't help their jaw muscles, but drinking out of a regular cup does. My son doesn't know what to do with the sippy cup cause he can't bite the nipple, but the loves the regular cup as well. I wouldn't worry about it.

Tonya - posted on 12/28/2009




My daughter doesnt want anything to do with a sippie cup either. My Ped told me that it was normal with everything new coming into her life. My Ped told me that in the mornings when she is hungry, to tr giving it to her then. that maybe she will be so hungry that it wont bother her LOL

Jennifer - posted on 12/28/2009




You might make sure it is one with a soft nipple and that it doesn't come out very fast. I found one that my son seems to like, it is made by munchkin (wal-mart and target) with the handles on each side. Just keep offering it to her!!

Tracey - posted on 12/28/2009




My son is the same way. I found one that has a nipple on the end instead of the regular sippy cup lid. He will drink out of that one, but not for a long period of time. He thinks its a toy, so he wants to play with it. I am trying to just be consistent and try to get him using it. I would try to find one like I have with the nipple. I don't remember the product name, but I found it at Babies R Us.

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