sippy cup

Kayla - posted on 11/01/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My son is 14mos and he will not take a sippy. i have tried everything. any help?

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Lacey - posted on 11/22/2010

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This may sounds mean but give him a sippy cup instead of his bottle and when he doesn't want it put him down or to bed (which ever the situation is). My daughter did the same thing. She refused until we caved. I started giving her her sippy cup and when she refused it i would put her straight to bed. If she cried then I would offer her sippy cup again. It took about a week until she drank most of it at a time. You just have to stay strong with the situation. You can't really wean him from the bottle and you can't cave. He'll start using a sippy cup. Good luck!

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throw out the bottles cold turkey so he knows its not an option (if you're still using them) try a straw sippy for some reason that was my son's first cup he didn't like the regular kind now he drinks from either. good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 11/21/2010

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i went thru da same thing wit my second daughter she'll be two in january i just took da bottle away completely she took da cup cuz she knew she had no choice i know it sounds kind of harsh but it worked for us.. :o)

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My daughter is the same age and we've only used straw cups. I've been giving her a regular cup at meals lately and she's done great. I hold it for her at first and only put a little bit in, then take it away after her drink. It works great. My older daughter was off of any kind of sippy/straw cups by 18 months.

Heather - posted on 11/11/2010

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My son wouldnt either until I found the right one - some have soft chewable spouts similar to his bottle nipples - they arent the most leak proof but he loves them - im hoping he can transition to regular ones soon.

Diana - posted on 11/09/2010

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my kids are both older and had their moments...one thing I have learned is that they sense when you want them to change and depending on their character they'll either follow along or completely reject the idea. Perhaps a more round-about approach will help? maybe not emphasize it so much? maybe just go straight to a glass - maybe the taste of plastic bothers him?

Adisha - posted on 11/08/2010

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My son likes his no- drip sippy cup just to to bite on as he is teething, I have to have a cloth under his chin cause he spills more than he drinks. But I think he is just getting used to it, I would try a variety of cupps to suit him.

Katie - posted on 11/04/2010

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ok this is going to sound a bit wierd but they make sippy cups that have a spout kindof like a bottle. It's made out of the same material as nipples are but the design is different. You can find these at wal*mart or pretty much anywhere else you like to shop... I would recommend trying this for a little while and get rid of ALL of your bottles. that way he understands that this is the only thing he has now... He will fight you on it for a little while but after he has mastered the Rubber Spout Sippy Cup.. upgrade him to the plastic spout sippy cup. I prefer the no spill ones even though WIC severely disagrees with it because it still mimicks drinking out of a bottle but i don't enjoy having to get my shampooer out every other day... :) And my daughter is to the point where she will drink from a big girl cup and she just turned 18 months old... she has been doing this for sometime and prefers big girl cups to sippy cups but she gets it everywhere... GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Melinda - posted on 11/03/2010

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My son is 16 months..I use the bottled water bottles with the sports caps..My son loves them..I put his milk and juice in them. They are refillable..Deer Park water.

Jonna - posted on 11/01/2010

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My second child wouldn't take a regular sippy, but took a straw sippy. Also, I've taken sippys away all together with all my kids at 2 years, but my 15 mo old now wants to be like his bro/sis so he learned to take on early. There is no real need to ever use a sippy, it's just convenient for parents. If your son is seated at the table he'll probably drink out of a regular cup no problem (after a few accidents and you helping him while he learns) Good Luck!

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