My son only likes one kind of nipple

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my big guy really only likes one specific kind of nipple and I am concerned that when it comes time for him to move up to a faster flow he will totally freak out. Any tips/tricks on how to get him to make the switch more easily?

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Caryn - posted on 10/30/2009

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Like someone said, changing to a faster flow nipple doesn't change the shape/suck of the nipple. Most babies don't have too much of a problem switching. My son however is still on the newborn nipple for the Soothie Bottles (hes 13mo). He refuses his bottle if I try to switch to a diff flow or if I try to put his formula in a sippy which I'm desperately trying to do.

He also will only take the newborn paci's from the hospital and if we loose them I just go to the hospitals gift shop and buy a couple.

Stevie - posted on 10/30/2009

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have you tried to find any that are simular to the ones from the hospital? and he will do ok with a different flow its still the same nipple thats all unless they dont have different flows but try to find on like them i think nuk its pretty close or evenflow whatever its called lol

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he only likes the ones that came from the hospital so I had to buy more on ebay since you can't get them in stores. If I can't get him to switch I guess I am gonna have to make the hole bigger in them

Stevie - posted on 10/30/2009

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if you get the same nipple just different flow there shouldnt be much of a difference my son would kind of cough some everytime we changed for a day or two until he got use to it its not ganna be different nipple its just ganna be a very little bit bigger whole....my son kinda did the same thing but with his binkys and well he still does in ways when he was born he didnt like anything but the nuk ones we got from the hospital and the ones that are shaped kinda to fit on his tounge you know idk what they are called and he hated the ones his grandma got him and now they are the only ones he likes he will still suck on the ones from the hospital but hed rather play with them and all he does with the other ones is put it in his mouth and bite on it and pull it out so he plays with that you son will most likely change like that too and be more open to other nipples as he grows older but i wouldnt worry about changing if he doesnt cuz the actual nipple doesn change just the whole

Tina - posted on 10/30/2009

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I'm having the same problem with Susie. She likes the curved nipples and they don't come in fast flow so we are stuck on medium flow nipples. I hope someone out there has a tip for both of us!

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