Apple juice and sippy cup

Cindy - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My baby will be one next month. I've tried getting her to drink from a sippy cup but she only wants her bottle. I've even bought different kinds of sippy cups trying to find the easiest to use. She only wants her bottle and milk. She won't drink apple juice either, even from a bottle. She just spits it out. Any ideas?

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Jessica - posted on 08/26/2009

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with my girls i put milk in their sippy cups until they got used to the new cup. then start gradually switching out to new things that way your not fighting two battles at once.

Kristin - posted on 08/26/2009

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don't worry about rushing her off the bottle. It takes some babies more time to get weaned off it and start on the sippy. It took both my kids about a year and a half to get onto the sippy. Just keep her on milk and water...I'm sure when she's ready to try something else, she will. You can keep trying, but try gradually. :)

Amanda - posted on 08/26/2009

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My sister tried first filling the sippy cup with water, not any more appealing then apple juice I'm sure, but she would leave it on the floor to investigate, I think she was about 2 or 3 months can't remember.

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Apple juice is very sweet, so you might try adding some water to thin it out. During the day, just don't give her the option of the bottle. Put the sippy cup down where she can get to it if she gets thirsty. She will probably use it first when no one is watching. That is how my daughter is. She always wanted to try the new things by herself before she tried them in front of any one else.

Michelle - posted on 08/26/2009

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My daughter is not big on apple juice most days either!! Just keep trying. Your little one really doesn't need juice, try water. If not the milk is great!! Have you tried a real cup? Sometimes my daughter will drink from that and not her sippy. Mine still needs help with it as she is only 8 months. Good luck:0)

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