Is anyone having a tough time transitioning from bottle to sippy cup? My little one wants nothing to do with the sippy cup. Help!

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Jill - posted on 01/22/2009

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I think we went through every sippy cut they made but what we found that worked the best was a straw. She likes it a lot better. No more fighting.

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My first son wanted nothing to do with the sippy cups as well. We skipped over them and went to the cups with the straws. He loved them! Playtex and Munchkin both make one that's spill proof.

Cheryl - posted on 01/22/2009

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I noticed that straws were very usefull it seems to be the same sucking motion used on the bottle

Cheryl - posted on 01/22/2009

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I have to agree with the nubies. For my first child I took the bottle away and tossed it right in the trash. It might be hard for the first day or two but they will forget about it soon enough. The second child, I went straight for breast to sippy. That beats everything. Good Luck

Sarah - posted on 01/22/2009

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We too use the rubbermaid re-useable juice box for our youngest. She started using it at 6mths old because she couldn't figure out a sippy cup.

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the Nuby cups are great...

maybe put something they really like in the cup...like chocolate milk,lol

Jill - posted on 01/23/2009

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Just be careful with the straw cups they leak even though they say the don't. Good luck.

Hannah - posted on 01/23/2009

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WOW! Tons of great advice! Thanks so much. I think I will just have to get rid of the bottles completely and only offer her milk in her Nuby Sippy cup and the cups with the straws! I must go get those today!

Kim - posted on 01/22/2009

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We used the Avent sippy cups - you can get a soft tip that feels more like the bottle. Also, I was told repeatedly that drinking from a straw is great for their mouth and can help with speech. I transitioned from from formula to whole milk (as soon as they turned one) with the bottle and once my kids were used to the whole milk I transitioned them to the sippy and then got rid of the bottles. Good luck!

Rachel - posted on 01/22/2009

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I took out the stopper so that she could get the drink easier and then I transitioned in the stopper by shower her how to suck just like the bottle. Or you can buy the juice bottles from the store (tummy ticklers) and reuse them it is more like a bottle easier to suck than sippy and just wash and reuse. Worked really good also

Hannah - posted on 01/22/2009

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I will have to get those re-useable juice boxes, too. I haven't even thought of using those.

Hannah - posted on 01/22/2009

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Thanks for the great advice! I have tried the NUBY - which is the one she likes best. But I think I made the mistake, of trying the sippy then when she won't take it - I give in and put the milk in her bottle. So, now everytime I give her the sippy, I think she knows if she fuses enough I'll give in. So, should I just go cold turkey with the bottle? She just turned one. THANKS!

Tammy - posted on 01/22/2009

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I agree with Kimberley, The Nuby cups work awesome, All four of my kids made the transition from bottle to sippy cup with them. And they come in different forms, cups for little ones, and straws for older.

User - posted on 01/22/2009

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some of the best advice I got when my son was young was to give him the rubbermaid re useable drink boxes ( the ones with the straw that folds down and up) that way all he had to do was hold the cup, my son was a lazy kid and this was awsome cause he didnt have to lift it, ( he couldnt figure out the concept of the sippy cup anyways) maybe this will help you as well. I hope that this makes sense to you.

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With my son, I took away the bottles and hid them, so he couldn't go to the draw and find one. Then I bought him a Cars sippy cup and made a BIG deal out of it and him being big. He didn't want it for the first night and part of the next day, but once he realized the bottles were "gone" he drank out of the cup. He still asks for a "baba" sometimes, but we say - no you are big! And he smiles and takes his cup :-)

Kimberley - posted on 01/22/2009

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Try the Nuby sippy cups...they have soft silicone spouts...just like a nipple.  These worked very well for my daughter.

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