Sippy Cups

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

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My son is 14 months and I take care of a little girl 17 months and they are still using bottles during the day. I was wondering at what age should they be transitioned to a sippy cup during the day and do I need to worry about how much milk they consume during the day?

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Robyn - posted on 12/08/2009

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We had a very tough time going to the sippy ( our little one is very strong willed....wonder where he gets it...lol). We tried the nubby sippy cups with the silicone tops since they kind of feel like the bottle, and he does good with those finally.

Stephanie - posted on 12/07/2009

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Quoting jessica :

Its not really that hard to take away the bottle and get em into the sippy cup. I started taking the bottle away when my daughter started getting teeth in and started introducing her to the sippy cup. I just put water in her bottle every time she would start whine for it and put milk or juice in her sippy cup and offer both of em to her and she finally got hint when she saw she was just going to get water in the bottle and that she had more of option with the cup.



I like your idea!  My son drinks milk out of the bottle and water out of a sippy cup.  I think I will try your way.  Thanks!

Sunrise - posted on 12/01/2009

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Kiera has been off the bottle since she was 14 months. I breastfeed and she took a bottle while I was at work but we transitioned her to a sippy btwn 12 & 14 months and at 14 months we recycled all of our bottles. We are now moving towards regular cups. She only gets cups at the table. We have the Nûby™No-Spill™ Twin Handled 1st Cup Stage 2 for a transition sippy cup. Although I'm liking the Thermos - Foogo Sippy Cup 7oz. But if we're rapidly moving away from sippy cups we likely won't buy to many others.

Jodi-Rae - posted on 11/30/2009

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Thanks everyone. If you have any suggestions on the type of sippy cups that your little ones like the most that would be great.

Erin - posted on 11/30/2009

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I started introducing the sippy cup at 11 months with juice. It took a while to find a cup that he liked. We ended up with Nuby, the nipple is still silicone and it comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. My 14 month old son is now taking only one bottle; I have not been able to successfully remove the bedtime bottle. My ped said that at a year they should be consuming 32 ounces of milk a day and no more than 6 ounces of juice a day.

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At this point as soon as you can get them to switch. I was lucky. My son has been using a sippy cup since he was 9 months old. Occasionally he gets his bed time milk in a bottle, but its the only bottle he gets the rest of the time its a sippy cup.

I like the advent sippy cups personally.

Sarah - posted on 11/29/2009

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Clara never took a bottle. I breast feed her until her first birthday. But I started introducing the sippy cup of water when she was 6 months old. By 9 months she had it down. So I think anytime is a good time... just make sure you are constant. I gave her the cup at every meal time and then she just started asking for it. :) Good luck!

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Quoting Summer:

Why the rush to get rid of the bottle? My son is 14 months and we're using both - bottle for milk and cups for water. Please help me understand. Thanks!


The main thing is that bottle rote can occur once teeth start coming in and form what i have seen with people that i know that kids had had it i would just rather throw out bottle asap.

Summer - posted on 11/29/2009

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Why the rush to get rid of the bottle? My son is 14 months and we're using both - bottle for milk and cups for water. Please help me understand. Thanks!

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Its not really that hard to take away the bottle and get em into the sippy cup. I started taking the bottle away when my daughter started getting teeth in and started introducing her to the sippy cup. I just put water in her bottle every time she would start whine for it and put milk or juice in her sippy cup and offer both of em to her and she finally got hint when she saw she was just going to get water in the bottle and that she had more of option with the cup.

Tiffiny - posted on 11/27/2009

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all my children we're off the bottle on their first b-day... at first they will play w/ it but once they realize no bottle is coming they will drink more it may take a couple of days but u have to stick to it

Caryn - posted on 11/27/2009

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You need to start working on it now, especially with the older one. The sooner you can wean them off of bottles the better.
My DD was off the bottle by 10.5mo (shes 5yrs now) but my son I'm having a harder time with. He's still on formula due to dairy/soy allergies and I cant seem to get him to give up the bottle. I only ever put formula in it and had planned to wean him from the bottle when he started milk bt thats not going to happen anytime soon lol. I work with him every few days and I figure sooner or later he'll give it up :)

Lindsay - posted on 11/25/2009

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My daughter was 100% off the bottle at 11 months. It wasn't until I found the sippy cup she liked, I tried 3 kinds, that she gave up the bottle by herself. She drinks 2-10 ounce sippy's of milk a day and 1 of juice. She has a sippy with a straw that just has plain water in it that she grazes on throughout the day when she is playing.

Hiprchik34 - posted on 11/25/2009

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from what i was told, and what i see all around me, by the age of 15-18months they need to phase out the bottle completely. i have already started it and i only give my twins a bottle a nap time and night time. once i get more sippy cups they will only have them. right now i dont have enough to last the whole day, so the nap/night time works for us. as long as your child is hydrated he should be fine. they need a good 18-24 oz but if you consider each sippy cup can average 7-9 oz. a few of those a day and you are good. no need to measure throughout the day especially since he is getting his vitamins in the food he eats. the one thing i dont like is seeing a 2yr old with a bottle.seriously just take it away, that is just a pet peeve of mine. hope this helps!

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