trying to get advice for vs. sippy cup spouts and bottle nipples

Alexandria - posted on 06/09/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my newly one year old son just started using sippy cups but the problem is he still wants his bottle nipple and hates useing spouts from sippy cups. any advice to get him to like sippy cups more? i wanna get rid of all bottle nipples but he can drink out of sippy cups just fine

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Alexandria - posted on 07/13/2013

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so sorry it took me forever to get back to ya!! i have a sippy cup he chews on the spout but doesnt drink it like his bottle nipple. so im hoping to use the spout for his morning bottle and see where that leads me . he only gets his paci for nap and bedtime. but im sure he will drink from a straw and regular cup before high school lol

Stephanie - posted on 06/10/2013

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Wow, that's tough. They have such big personalities for such little bodies! My daughter is 17 months and boy is she asserting herself! It is so hard to know what the right thing to do is. But I find that pushing something they really don't want to do only makes it more stressful for you and also makes them want to resist even more. Drinking is something he can control, maybe one of the only things in his life!
FYI, my sister's son still uses his binkys and he'll be four in Nov. I think he also took a bottle until he was around two years old. It's not the end of the world, pick your battles! It'll keep you sane:)

Alexandria - posted on 06/10/2013

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Ya I am done fighting him this morning was the last straw ugh but ill continue to leave one out during the day I even put oj In it and didn't work man this sucks I even called his doctor about it lol

Stephanie - posted on 06/10/2013

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Wow, sounds like you have been through a lot with this! And spent a lot of money, too. Why does he have to give up the bottle, is it because he is one now? I can understand your reasoning on this, but every child is different.
Some kids, I think boys especially, keep their bottles until past one year. Maybe even until age two. It's a comfort thing, I think. I can understand not giving him a bottle when in public, but why not at home for a little longer? He may not be ready to give it up yet. I would suggest waiting a few weeks or even a few months and then try again. Good luck

Stephanie - posted on 06/10/2013

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Wow, sounds like you have been through a lot with this! And spent a lot of money, too. Why does he have to give up the bottle, is it because he is one now? I can understand your reasoning on this, but every child is different.
Some kids, I think boys especially, keep their bottles until past one year. Maybe even until age two. It's a comfort thing, I think. I can understand not giving him a bottle when in public, but why not at home for a little longer? He may not be ready to give it up yet. I would suggest waiting a few weeks or even a few months and then try again. Good luck

Alexandria - posted on 06/09/2013

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i have tried all the silcon spouts and the only one he will take without fighting and throwing fits are his bottle nipples( on a sippy cup now) he went all day without drinking anything. until his nighttime bottle i got so fed up on fighting with him and gave him his bottle nipple. i even tried the straw today and he took one sip of it and that was it. i guess he couldnt remember how to suck it again. i have no idea what to do anymore. i hate that he went all day without anything to drink. i think i have tried all the brands out there even the sport spout

Stephanie - posted on 06/09/2013

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Have you tried the cups with the silicon spout? They are flexible and chewable, he may take to that easier. I started with those because my daughter couldn't get anything out of the ones with the hard spout.
You could try giving him a little sip from the cup before you screw the lid on, maybe he will be more apt to drink it if he knows it's something good inside?
Good luck, and try to be firm. I think there are some books out there about giving up the bottle,too. Good luck.

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