How do you break a 1 year old from a bottle when she will not take a sippy cup?

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Larisa - posted on 01/12/2010

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My five month old drinks from a sippy cup by NUBY the nipple is slicone and is like a bottle with a slower flow. Feel lucky my daughter still wont drink out of a bottle! :)

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Don't give her the option of the bottle...kids are smart, if you do she'll know that if she fusses long enough that she'll get the bottle. My kids only took an adult cup for awhile before they figured out a sippy. They have to suck harder with a sippy than they would with a bottle so it may take some getting used to.

Cheri - posted on 01/12/2010

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I agree with a few other moms, just take it away. It will be tough for a while but when she realizes its her only option she will get used to it.

Cindy - posted on 01/12/2010

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When my son was one I had a hard time getting him to take a sippy cup (we went through a lot of them to find his perfect one), but I also put size one nipples on the bottles and gave him and after a day or two of not getting a lot to come out he was more then happy to take his sippy cup.

Stefie - posted on 01/12/2010

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I agree with Erika and Barb. If there have been stressful situations (new baby, move, major changes) you may have to wean to water in bed time bottle. She will want the milk and juice and take the cup.
Also, maybe try not doing a sippy cup and doing a regular cup. My DD fist tried regular cups at 4 months. She still thinks it is so neat.
I also praise her for drinking like a big girl. I do not say anything or react when she still needs her bottle to fall asleep. (we are mostly at water now, but she still needs it).

Erika - posted on 01/12/2010

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I agree with Barb, try giving her water only in the bottle and juice/milk in the sippy. Have you tried other types of sippy cups? I had bought a few different types of sippy cups for my daughter. (cuter ones with handles etc.) Turns out she likes the plain Take & Toss sippy cups.

Hope this helps a bit.

Erika
http://www.4MyFamilyandMe.com

Crystal - posted on 01/11/2010

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i used the training sippy cups and after she got use to it i moved on to the gerber ones they dont have them anymore i keep out the sprout and when she got use to it i put it back in she was 7 months old when i started she was off the bottle by 10 months old

Barb - posted on 01/11/2010

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You could try giving her only water in the bottle. And give juice & milk in a sippy cup.

Caryn - posted on 01/11/2010

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First, you should have started the sippy cup at around 6-8months (whenever you frist introduced juice). Since shes not taking one at all, just throw out the bottles. Don't give her an option. Shes the child YOUR the parent, put your foot down. She won't let herself get dehydrated, she'll drink when shes thirsty.

Tasha - posted on 01/11/2010

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have her throw the bottles away and say your mommy's big girl now and when she wants something to drink she will take the sippy cup. Good Luck

Summer - posted on 01/11/2010

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i just took my kids of the bottle and never gave it back...it might be hard for awhile but believe me when they want something to drink they will take a sippy

Mallory - posted on 01/11/2010

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Have you tried the sippy cups that Avent makes? They progress from more like a bottle to a sippy cup over a seris of steps.

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