Bottle to sippy cup!

Sheena - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My little one is about to turn one and is not too keen of the sippy cup..any suggestions on how to make the change better?

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Shari - posted on 11/16/2009

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My son liked milk bottles so when i switched to transition style sippies i gave him a choice water in the bottle and milk in the other he got a little upset chose water bottle for a sec but then took the milk sippie.

Latifah - posted on 11/10/2009

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Around 10 months. I brought some sippy cups with the soft nipple and started amking milk in there. Then around 12 months I would put 1% or 2% in it and gradually went to the hard tops and the ones with the straws. My son never cried and transitioned perfectly that way.

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I am in the process of changing to sippy too. My little guy doesn't like to suck on the hard spouts and only gets liquid out of the soft spouts by chewing them (to pieces I might add). So, at this point, the one he is doing the best with is the one that looks like an adult no spill coffee cup lid with the valve in place. I let him have it a few times without the valve first. We are not going cold turkey. I have been trying to find a cup he likes first. I think he picked this one because it looks more like mommy's water glass. I think this style will allow for a quicker transition to a regular cup/glass, too.

Chrystal - posted on 11/08/2009

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When I took my son off the bottle I stopped cold turkey but I went out and bought twwo different types of sippies I bought the hard topped and the silicon topped. He didn't like the harded topped at all but when I can him the silicon topped one he was fine he never wanted a bottle after that I guess that it felt like a bottle nipple so it didn't bother him much. But I hope wish you luck with it

Ashley - posted on 11/08/2009

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I didn't even have to slowy take Alex off the bottle he just picked up a sippie cup and started using it. He wanted to drink out of a regular cup right after to. Just keep giving the sippy cup instead of the bottle eventually it will get better. Good Luck

Sheena - posted on 11/06/2009

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I have tried the soft spout but he likes the hard spouts better. He also won't hold his sippy or his bottle. I have tried to to just sit it down but he just won't pick it up and he gets mad and I feel bad and just have to hold it for it. He is able to hold it and will carry it around but just won't hold it to drink out of it..crazy but I don't know!

Necia - posted on 11/06/2009

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I asked the same thing a few weeks ago. Alot of moms are saying just stop cold turkey. Like one night when little one is in bed, get rid of all the bottles. Let your little one know its time to be big girl/boy. Im having a tough time but standing my ground. My nephew is 3 weeks younger and still on bottle, and she has her moments but you just have to praise your little one and explain that they dont need the bottle, that its time to move on and be big girl/boy now. They make sippy cups like nipple shaped now too.I havent tried em yet but i think ill have too. Be firm and keep with it. Its hard, but in time, itll work out. Good luck to you. Some moms have even said do it gradually also. certain times of the day and eventually gone for good.

Kelly - posted on 11/06/2009

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My son hated sippy cups at first too, and I don't blame him. Some of them are very difficult to drink out of. We had a little bit of success witha soft spouted one, but found he took to cups and/or bottles with straws a lot better. If you go down this path however, just be aware that some of the straws require the children to bite on them and suck at the same time and this takes more coordination then most children have at 1.

Jennifer - posted on 11/06/2009

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I would just gradually do it. With my son, I just completely took the bottle away one day and gave him that. He wasn't too sure about it at first, but grew really fond of it in not too long! Good luck!

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