HeLp?!?!? My son, won't drink from a sippy cup. He is 10 months old.

Shanta - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I tried a couple of different kinds of sippy cups, do you know ones that are better than others. Any pointers on what I can do?

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Rebecca - posted on 04/19/2010

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My son had problems as well. He would try to drink from a sippy cup then just get angry or just not be interested in it. Until I was told about a sippy cup that has a straw for the children to drink out of. Surprisingly it worked.

Leigh Anne - posted on 04/19/2010

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I had trouble with that from my first son. You just need to get tough and nerves of steel. He won't dehydrate but leave that to be his ONLY option.

Ashley - posted on 04/19/2010

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my daughter is 11 months almost 12 months and still wont really drink from her cups she plays with them so its all a matter of time but yea try different ones my oldest loved any really right now shes a big fan of the ones with straws shes 2.5 years old

Kristin - posted on 04/19/2010

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Mine really liked the Avent sippies. Also, you don't mention if you are going from the breast or the bottle. If from the breast, don't worry about it too much, just keep offering. If from a bottle, you always have the option of just getting rid of them. If the sippy is all he's got, then he will take it. Good luck.

Melissa - posted on 04/19/2010

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My son didn't take the gerber hard spout ones at 6 months, so at 8 months we tried a soft spout (which he took to well). After he was used to it I tried the gerber one again, he still didn't like it. But he would drink out of a hard top 'take and toss' brand. I came to the conclusion that he doesn't like sippys with valves.

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Regina - posted on 04/22/2010

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My son is 10 months old and he didn't like his sippy cup either. I tried differant kinds and putting juice in it but it didn't work. He wanted a regular cup or a bottle of water. It's messy but he wont drink out of the non spill kind. I did find some that weren't spill proof that he likes.

Tiffany - posted on 04/21/2010

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HE MIGHT NOT BE READY! BUT IF U WANT HIM TO MOVE ON THEN MAYBE TRY A TAKING ANY OTHER DRINKING THINGS AWAY I DIDNT BRAKE MY SONS TILL A YEAR AT LEAST BUT UR THE MOM AND WHAT U SAY GOES! ( ALSO TRY STRAW CUPS? MY OLDEST DIDNT DO SIPPYS TILL I STARTED BREAKING MY OTHER SON WITH SIPPYS AND NOW HE JUST THINKS THERE COOL HE ONLY USED STRAW CUP! ) GOOD LUCK

Tonya - posted on 04/21/2010

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Autumn was also like that at first so I tried the ones that are close to nipple nuby makes them and once she took to them I switched to the harder top and no she drinks from a sippy like a champ...Good luck

Shanta - posted on 04/20/2010

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Thank you all, and to answer the question another mother asked, he is going form bottle to sippy cups. He will drink from a cup but yes it gets messy so I was trying to have him drink from a sippy cup. I will give him time he will be 11 months next week. So I think it will just take some time.

Jennifer - posted on 04/20/2010

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my girls were off of the bottle at six months old. my only suggestions would be try juice boxes. and if you go to walmart they have this one that is made by nuby and it has three different tops and nipples with one cup it is pricy bit i found it worked well for my kids.

Laura - posted on 04/20/2010

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I found that my daughter who is just over one had trouble with the no spill cups and the 'specially" designed cups. The best ones i found was a tommy tippie brand. The spout folds down so that it doesn't spill but is just three holes so she didn't have to do anything special to get the drink out. Either that or the one's from tupperware i found were very good too.

Cindy - posted on 04/19/2010

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Yeah my son is 9 months old and wont drink from a sippy cup either even though I've tried many times with different sippy cups, and he thinks it a toy and he'll just throw it around and play with it and chew on the handles, lol. But like another Mom said on here he will do it when he's ready, and it's all a matter of time.....he will eventually do it.

Alisha - posted on 04/19/2010

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relax most babies do not use on till a year to a year and a half so give him a break lol. try the one with handles i used one i got a dollar store it is thje one that worked ofr me

Lindsay - posted on 04/19/2010

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Does he look interested in a drink that you drink? My son is 8 months old and he didnt seem to care for the sippy cups with the handles. When my husband drinks pepsi my son always trys to grab it from him and drink it so i went and bought a pepsi blue sippy cup without the handles, it works most of the time. Another trick is to dip the nipple into whatever is in the cup and kinda rub it on his lips after you screw it back on so he knows the yummy stuff is inside. Another is to take the lid off and see if your son will drink from it like a normal cup,it gets a little messy but it does help, once he's mastered that screw the lid back on.

Andrea - posted on 04/19/2010

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I tried giving my daughter a sippy cup when she was 9 months and she didn't want it at all!!! I tried every few weeks till she was about 14 months old when she finilly started to take her sippy!!! She uses the sippy 3 times a day when she drinks her milk but every other drink is given to her in a regular small cup! If is he isn't taking to the sippy wait a week or two and try again.. he'll get it one day!

Nicole - posted on 04/19/2010

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My son is almost a year and he still doesn't want to drink out of a sippy cup. Most of the time he takes it from me and throws it on the ground. I am like you I've tried many different kinds and he just doesn't want them. My daugther was about 9 months when she started using hers, didn't have any problem with her what so ever. It is just the kid. When he is ready he will use it.

Narelle - posted on 04/19/2010

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I found my son wasn't interested in Sippy cups either but showed an interest in my water bottle with the sports top. I tried him on this and even though it was a little messy at first he soon mastered it. He is now drinking from the sippy cups from tupperware and is starting to use some of the non spill variety. He is 11 months now and we probably only had success with the sports top in the last month to 6 weeks.

Good luck

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