Drinking from a sippy cup

Carrie - posted on 08/11/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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How do you get your 9 month old to transition from a bottle to a sippy cup? My child is refusing any & all sippy cups.

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Jasmin - posted on 08/12/2009

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You could bypass the sippy and go to a cup. It is less convienient but all 4 of my kids started when they were 7-9 months and liked it a lot. Then after they like the cup try introducing the sippy and see how it goes

Ashley - posted on 08/12/2009

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i told my daughter that she was a big girl and that it was time to be on a cup. so together we threw away her bottles except one and i would only put water in the bottle and everything else juice milk whatever would go in her sippy cup it took a couple days for her to get use to it but it was a fast transaction

Hollie - posted on 08/12/2009

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I found that when I put my daughter on sippy cups when she was 5 months old that she liked the Gerber sippy cups because the spout was higher and more like a bottle. You should try the Gerber ones. She wouldn't take anyothers for a long time. They come in a pack of 3 and arn't too expensive. Just try and get the ones that the spout isn't curved or to flush with the lid. Hope this helps.

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A few other moms said they liked the Nuby cup - my daughter is 11 months, I've been trying to get her to take a sippy cup for months now and if she sees one coming she pushes it away! She did it with the Avent cup, cups with straws... but then I got the Nuby and she takes it!! The Nuby I got is great because it is shaped somewhere between a bottle and a sippy, so it looks enough like a bottle that she doesn't push it. It also comes with 2 different spouts - one is more nipple shaped, she likes that one now, and the other is more the traditional "spout" shape. She won't take that one yet, but at least she takes the cup at all! I'll keep trying the new spout until she likes it. It's a little harder to get liquid from compared to the "nipple" spout. Also, the Nuby has handles you can take off if you want, if baby doesn't like them. (She doesn't!) I think it's all about a slow transition, getting them used to little changes at a time, instead of going from bottle to completely different cup, which (to baby) is shaped funny and colorful and hard to drink from! Good luck!

Tina - posted on 08/12/2009

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I think Kassey is right. Some of those cups are REALLY hard to get anything out of. After having trouble with my DD taking one I also tried to drink out of it and you have to REALLY suck. Take out the valve in the begining then once they start if you have a leak issue put it back in. good Luck =)

Kassey - posted on 08/11/2009

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try drinking out of the cup some of the spill proof cups are almost impossible I tried a few of them and some I had to cut the valve to get anything out so he may not be getting anything when he tries. Also my 2nd DD would not take a sippy cup and never did she went straight to straws.

Wendy - posted on 08/11/2009

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just show your child what to do with it and pretend to take a swig of the drink and make nice noises like whats in side is yummy and just keep prentendin to drink from it and your child should start to copy you it worked for my little boy but every child is different

Heather - posted on 08/11/2009

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My little one didn't like the sippy at first. I tried several different brands. I just have to say, don't give up. I just kept giving her a sippy with every meal... Eventually she took it... The idea of one of the soft silicone cups (nubby) is a good one. Those are the first one my little one took. I didn't like them long term, but they were great at first.

Ashley - posted on 08/11/2009

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I also like the Nuby brand of sippy cups with the soft silicone spouts it is the only kind my 1 year old will drink out of. Also even if your child only puts it in his or her mouth and doesn't drink give a little clap of encouragement and tell him or her how big they are eventually they will take a drink. It worked for my little girl.

Hannah - posted on 08/11/2009

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when i tried to switch our oldest one from the soft tips to the hard tips to help stop leaks and spills our youngest took to the hard ones at 8 months. i was so excited that he didnt want the soft ones because our oldest went thru a phase where he would paint on the table with them. even though our youngest got how to drink from them it was still hard for him to get much out. i would suggest taking the stopper that makes it run fast or slow out until they realize that there is liquid in there that they can have. i dont think before that he knew there was juice or water in the cup for him. now that he has used them i have put the stopper back and there are no problems.

Elizabeth - posted on 08/11/2009

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I wish I could be of help. My nine month old also refuses to use the sippy cup. She loves holding them and chewing on them, but she will not drink from them. Just know you are not alone:) I guess some children just need more time.

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Keep trying and don't give up. It took my son a little over a week to accept the sippy cup. He liked sippy cups with soft silicone spouts at first. I liked the Nuby brand.

Christy - posted on 08/11/2009

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im having a hard time with my 9mth old and getting her to take a sippy cup to she just wants to chew on it.my ideal is im gonna buy a couple differnet ones intill i find one she likes i had to do that with my 1st daughter to.so good luck

Samantha - posted on 08/11/2009

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I just started my son on one (he's 5 months) and he loves it. It's something new. I still give him a bottle at night and a couple times during the day, but he really loves holding onto it. I know it takes time though..

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