bottle to sippy cup

Christye - posted on 04/14/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my 19 month old will not take a sippy cup at home or if she is the only child there but the second she is with another toddler she will drink out of theres any ideas??

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Kelli - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had trouble because I was weak and always went with the bottle because it was easy. Finally when 18 months I just threw the bottles away. She watched me throw them away and understood that she could only have a sippy cup. It worked well. She got the point and I wasn't able to give in anymore.

Alicia - posted on 04/20/2009

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take all the bottles out of sight and make sippy cups the only thing available. that way thats their only choice. I did it that way when my son was 17 mo...I had been giving him sippie cups during the day and then a bottle of milk at night but I just gave him the milk before bed in a sippie cup and he was fine. But then I still had to cut the milk out at night. I did that that closer to age 2, I think. Good luck.

Carline - posted on 04/19/2009

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My son's daycare eliminate bottles at one-year of age. I admit, I suffered more than he did, but they introduced and trained them to use cups. I was very impressed by a class full of 1 and 2 year olds sitting down for lunch, drinking out of cups! A few spills came from the newest toddler, but in no time, he mastered the skill as well. I am so grateful to them for that lesson. I was using sippy cups as well, but gradually stopped , unless we were in the car.

Gina - posted on 04/19/2009

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Try Nuby, I know they sell it at target and it is BPA free. I had to go cold turkey and my son refused it for two feedings than he took it. OTherwise I was trying for weeks and giving into his crying. Good luck.

Christy - posted on 04/18/2009

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There is a sippy cup at walmart that the spout is actually soft and they have to bite and suck at the same time, actually have to work a bit to get it to come out. I found that worked great for my son.

Sarah - posted on 04/15/2009

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i have the same prob with my 18month old.. only he will drink anything from a cup except milk! we dont have a dummy so at sleep time there is no sleep till the bottle comes out.... but these are some great ideas thanks

Tracy - posted on 04/15/2009

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Take the bottle away altogether she will get the idea real quick that if she's thirsty she has to drink from that cup it wont take more than a day

Holly - posted on 04/15/2009

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I started by only putting water in my twins bottles and putting the good stuff in the sippy cups. It took a while longer to break the nighttime but after I had gotten them used to sippy cups during the day I started giving them the cups at night too. It only took a few nights for them to accept that the bottles were all gone.

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