How do I get my 1 yr old to drink from a sippy cup, all she does is chew on it and scream??

Amy - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I am trying to get my 1 yr old daughter to drink out of a sippy cup because she keeps bitting the nipples on her bottles. I have tried those new nuby sippy cups and all she does is chew on it and she wont drink from it. She will go all day without having a drink and screaming until i give in and give her back the bottle!! Help me please!!

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try taking the spill prof off to let her see there is something in it then give it to her for a while like that then put the spill prof back in

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Rosanna - posted on 10/20/2009

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My suggestion is to try the nubby cups they have a soft spout like a bottle . that way even if she bites it she'll still get something. I taught my 16 mo old that way .

Jessica - posted on 10/20/2009

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Find a cup that she really like and stick with that one. Buy all types of sippy cups if you have to to find the right one for her.

Kerrie - posted on 10/19/2009

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You should do it in moderation. 1 is not too old for a bottle. Try the cup close to bed time maybe, or pick a part of the day that works best for her. Maybe she is teething. Try the teething biscuits or a wet wash cloth in the freezer until hard. She can chew on that instead.

Amanda - posted on 10/18/2009

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Not sure if this will help but my son would not take the typical sippy cup. I bought one of those that have the straws. They are made by Munchkin, Now he wals around with it hanging out of his mouth and sucks with no problem. It has been his way for about 6 months and now he still refuses to drink from a normal sippy cup. In fact he is 19 months and we are now starting to work with him on a regular cup. Hope this helps!!!

Jessica - posted on 10/18/2009

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there are sippy cubs out there that have a soft silicone-like (similar to the bottle) sucking part... i think they are by *nuby*... the only thing i found with these ones is they were harder to clean properly... the milk liked to get stuck if you don't rinse them right away. my boys didn't really use bottles because they were breastfed, but found the transition easier with the soft tops... also, try putting the preferred drink in the new cups, and the least preferred in the bottles you want to get rid of, this way, you both win for awhile...

Misty - posted on 10/18/2009

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give her nothing but water in her bottle most kids hate water then give her juice in her cup she will get the idea good luck !!!!

User - posted on 10/18/2009

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do u have a poundland near you? they do winnie the poo cups that have realy soft spouts like a bottle. my 8 month old has been drinking from them since 6 months. i think 1 is a bit 2 early 2 take the bottle away, so these are good for the day and then a bottle for bed.

Sheila - posted on 10/17/2009

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Get rid of the bottles so that no matter how much she screams and cries there is no way to just reach into the cupboard and give her the bottle. thats what I had to do with my daughter when she turned 1, i said bye bye to ALL bottles. The hard plastic topped sippy cups are the only ones that survived her teething and her biting, those were the ones that she actually preferred. and she slowly learned how to tip it up and drink from it. You can try sippies with the handles, that make it some what fun for them.

Kristy - posted on 10/17/2009

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Try going with bottles only at nap and bedtime. And give her a sippy cup that has a stopper in it, so that she has to work to get it out, and she may get used to it faster. It worked for my 11 1/2 month old. She is always picking up her brothers and trying to drink from it. She still prefers the bottle though too. It will just take time, but it will happen.

Jodi - posted on 10/17/2009

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Take out the little stopper and help her drink from it at first. Then eventually she'll learn to suck and you can put the stopper back in there. =)

Anja - posted on 10/17/2009

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Amy,

every child is an indivual. I stopped listening to all "these guidelines" a long time ago. Your child will let you know, when she is ready. I have not seen a teenager drinking out of a baby bottle... My son is 17 month old and drinks his milk out of a bottle and water out of a regular cup or drinking glass. His teeth are beautiful. So you are the mom, follow your instincts and listen to your child.

Sherrie - posted on 10/16/2009

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My daughter didn't start drinking out of a sippy cup through out the day until she was almost 15 months old. I bought one of every kind of sippy cup on the market, and swore I would have her broke from the bottle by the time she was 1 yrs old. She will start using a sippy cup when she is ready. The key is also to find one that she is comfortable with. My daughter started with the Nubby and now she doesn't like Nubby, she like The Learning Curve (Disney & Sesame Street) I found it also helped my daughter when she seen her cousins that are a few months older than her with their own sippy cups. My daughter is 18 months old and she drinks from her bottles only after meals and a half an hour before she goes to bed. I'm slowly weaning her off the bottle totally. I think it depends alot on the child. My nephew is 26 months he has a bottle that he just likes to hold in his hands as he's falling asleep at night, he doesn't drink from it, he just holds it. All of my neices and nephews were pacifier babies, my daughter was never a pacifir baby. Again every child is different, and will let go when they're ready. I hope this helps you..

Kimberly - posted on 10/16/2009

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I had the same problem.. try to see if she can use a regular straw. Usually they understand theat concept more.lol. Yea, they have sippy cups with straws also, my daughter is the same age and thats what we did! And it's better because you don't have to wien them off of the sippy nipple too. Try it and get back to me!


 

Kimberly - posted on 10/16/2009

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I had the same problem.. try to see if she can use a regular straw. Usually they understand theat concept more.lol. Yea, they have sippy cups with straws also, my daughter is the same age and thats what we did! And it's better because you don't have to wien them off of the sippy nipple too. Try it and get back to me!

Chelsea - posted on 10/15/2009

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There are sippy cups with silicon tops you could try as opposed to the ones that are plastic..they have the soft nipple like bottles but they are shaped like sippy cups..they spill easily but I had to start my little boy out on them bc I had trouble with him on that too...eventually he completely forgot about his bottle and now he drinks out of the plastic ones too

Anna - posted on 10/15/2009

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When I was trying to give my daughter a sippy cup I had her help me box the old bottles up and give them to babies that needed them, and now that she was a big girl she gets to drink from a sippy cup, then I took her to the store and let her pick the sippy cup she wanted of course we got one that was soft tipped because of the transition but she did really well, I wish you the best of luck...but try not to give in because kids are smart and she knows if she screams enough she is going to get a bottle. I know it is hard but you have to try and stand tough girl...Good luck! =)

Adrienne - posted on 10/15/2009

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Both my boys chewed on their sippy cups my oldest now 27 months has stopped doing that. For him we gave him a sippy cup he wouldn't take to it and then we tried a few days later and he didn't want the bottle anymore. For my youngest who is now 15 months we had a harder time. I would give him the sippy cup and he would chew on it and cry so I would give him back his bottle. Then we went for our vacation I brought 2 bottles (just in case) and tons of sippy cups. He would chew on the sippy cup and take a sip here and there. I was so worried because he wasn't drinking as much as he should be. But my mother said when he gets thirsty he will drink. So I stuck to my guns and watched him all day barely drinking out of the sippy cup. Right before we put them to bed in the tent we try the sippy cup one more time and he drank out of it and has been since then. That was in August and he was about 1 and 1 month old. Stick to your guns she will drink out of the sippy cup. Are you using the ones that spill or don't spill? My sons drink from both but they like the non-spill ones because they can go any where in the house with them. Someone I know their daughter will only drink out of the sippy cups that spill. Good Luck!

Christy - posted on 10/15/2009

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Does she take a bottle to sleep with? If so replace it with a sippy cup, try the take and toss cups with a hard lid. Make it a slow transition, it's easier, at least it was for me. She will scream for awhile but it is easier to walk away when they are in their bed going to sleep. This worked for me, I have a 1 y/o and a 2y/o !

Vanita - posted on 10/15/2009

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she knows that you are going to give in at some point so she screams till you do. I agree with katie let her watch you throw the bottles away. hope this helps

Katie - posted on 10/15/2009

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take all the bottles and have her watch you throw them all away and if she gets thirsty enough she will know that there are no more bottles for mommy to give her and she will be forces to drink out of a sippy cup... thats what we did with my son and he learned real quick that if he wanted a drink it was in a sippy because he watched us throw his bottles away. i wish you best of luck.

Katie - posted on 10/15/2009

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take all the bottles and have her watch you throw them all away and if she gets thirsty enough she will know that there are no more bottles for mommy to give her and she will be forces to drink out of a sippy cup... thats what we did with my son and he learned real quick that if he wanted a drink it was in a sippy because he watched us throw his bottles away. i wish you best of luck.

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