I would appreciate any advice on how to transition from bottle to sippy cup.

Banessa - posted on 09/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My pediatrician recommended that I start weaning my one year old daughter off her bottle but how do I do that? I started off by replacing her afternoon bottle with a sippy cup but she only takes one sip, spits it out then she just walks away from it.

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Fit2BMe - posted on 10/01/2012

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We used the Born Free Sippy with the soft spout.

From there we transitioned relatively quickly to a cup with a lid that was not a Sippy but rather a regular cup with a screw lid that allowed only a smaller opening for fluids to run out.

If you're going to stay at the Sippy stage longer, I have heard that soft spout is best to transition off the bottle, but then soft straws are preferable in the long run as the different sucking action of the straw helps mouth development for speech. I don't know if that's fact or someone's fiction.

I found straws difficult to clean as they would get slimy and gross inside after a while and the dishwasher and steamer didn't cut it.

User - posted on 09/30/2012

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I started my twins at 6 months. I bought the Nuby bottles/sippy cups. They have the bottle nipple and they come with a sippy spout for later. I put formula in them and they are now 9 months and haven't wanted a bottle at all. I also bought several different types of cups and let them choose which ones they liked better. I found out when I wasn't around their daddy had been sneaking them bottles lol but I put a stop to that and haven't had any issues.

Brenda - posted on 09/30/2012

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I tried the sippy cup with the soft bendy straws that are part of the lid and since it was something to suck on (somewhat as a nipple or top of bottle) she seemed to go with the flow...or should I say suck...lol

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