i need to find a way to get my 10 mounth old of his bottal and on a sippy.

Amber - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 34 moms have responded )

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when he drink out of a sippy he chokes. but evey one tell me he needs to be on a sippy. he can drink out of a regular cup, and he cant drink out of a strwl.

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Jessica - posted on 01/13/2010

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I wouldn't worry right now about your 10 month old drinking from a sippy cup. My daughter didnt start drinking out of one until she was a little over one! She loved the sippy cups that had the straw in them. Thoses worked very well for her!

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Ann - posted on 01/19/2010

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Try NUK, Its a got a soft nipple, and handles on it. Thats what I used to get my son off the bottle. Well his grandmother did. LOL I couldn't stand seeing him cry for his bottle so he went to grandmas for a day and she got him off of it in one day. I think alot of it is the sucking part and NUK they still suck on it but its in a cup. He is almost 3 so now its time for us to go for the regular sippy cups, But we are having a hard time with that one too. LOL

Irene - posted on 01/18/2010

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i think he's a lil young for a sippy cup ....if your worried about his teeth just brush them with water and he'll be fine , i just got my 18 month old the bottle by forgetting on the way to grandmas ....cut them off cold turkey! he's choking because the sippy comes out to fast.good luck

Natalee - posted on 01/18/2010

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He will when hes ready. My son just fully came off the bottle this Thanksgiving and now will not drink any milk. It will be fine just make sure to keep the teeth and gums clean.

Amy - posted on 01/18/2010

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If he can drink out of a regular cup, I wouldn't push the sippy. Our son never really got the hang of the sippy and went straight to the regular one also. No need to force something that you don't want him to do permanently.

Janelle - posted on 01/17/2010

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don't worry about the sippy cup i think the main thing is that you are able to offer something else than the bottle. If your baby drinks out of a cup well.... then all good problem solved =)

Felicia - posted on 01/17/2010

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once my daughter was able to hold her own bottle I introduced her to the sippy cup she choked the first time but i gave it to her little by little, she gradually started taking it away if it started coming out to fast. she was off the bottle and on sippy at 6 months. my son is 5 months old and he isnt catching on as quick,but i do introduce the sippy cup at least 2 feedings out of the day. try putting cereal in w the formula to make it thicker and so i wont come out so fast.

Shanna - posted on 01/17/2010

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than don't worry about a sippy cup if he can drink out of a regular cup!!!!!! But you could use a sippy cup but take out the plugs in them they don't need it and he is drinking out of a sippy cup but not a spil proof sippy cup! You don't need to be on a sippy cup just need to be off a bottle sometime!! that is awesome !

Chare - posted on 01/17/2010

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I wont be warried if I were you. He's still so young and he will get the hang of it when it suites him. just give it time.

Cindy - posted on 01/17/2010

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I used a nuby sippy it worked great u can buy them 3 n a pack and it has a cup with a bottle top, sippy cup and bigger sippy cup top thats wat I used it works great and transitions well , then eventually take the bottle top and throw n the trash ..... I got this at walmart for like $6.00....hope this works..

Andrea - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son is 20 months and is now totally off the bottle but I didn't rush him. It took a lot of experimentation with the sippy cups to find the one that he liked too. If it's spill proof maybe he won't choke - or he could just not be ready. I found a playtex one that doesn't spill at all and he can hang onto the handles which was helpful when he was younger. he still favours it but will drink out of anything now.

DEBRA - posted on 01/16/2010

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THEY HAVE SIPPY CUPS THAT ARE LIKE BOTTLES. THE SPOUT IS SOFT. TRY THEM. THEY WORKED FOR MY FIRST CHILD SO WELL.IF HE IS DRINKING OUT OF A CUP GOOD THEN GIVE HIM THE CUP AND SKIP THE SIPPYS. THE DOC SAYS SIPPYS ARENT GOOD FOR THEM ANYWAYS.

Jade - posted on 01/16/2010

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either go for a beaker with a different shaped spout,mine both prefered the really cheap semi-disposable ones, or something like a fruit shoot bottle?

Bobbi - posted on 01/16/2010

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Let him drink out of whatever he can.........If your ped thinks that's the cause of the ear infection then don't give it to him at sleep time. I like the gerber sippy's. They're just too use to the nipple and drink too fast from the bottle.....there is a little adjustment time to get use to the sippy's.

Sarah - posted on 01/16/2010

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If your little boy can drink out of a normal cup then let him go that way. I noticed you said the doctors told you that he should not lie down to drink because he gets ear infections - well unfortunately the sippy cup would not solve that problem because my daughter while she will drink sat up will also lie down with the sippy cup. Sounds like you already have the solution with a straight glass.

Nora - posted on 01/15/2010

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we started with a sippy cup that had a soft spout. Besides, if you don't feel that he is ready for that then who cares what everyone else says. Only you know what is right for your child.

Angie - posted on 01/15/2010

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My daughter also had ear infections all the time...she did eventually grow out of them. and she is 5 now...I don't see how an ear fection has to do with drinking from a bottle..
You know your baby know one else and also every child is different..do what you feel is best .

Wendy - posted on 01/15/2010

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Go with whichever he'll take! If he takes the cup, that's even better (since that's the ultimate goal). Sippy cups are really more for the mommy's convenience (i.e. we don't want to clean up messes so we put a lid on their cup.) I like the sippy for when my guy is running around the house or in the car. When he's sitting still (at meals) I try to give him a regular cup. My suggestions: If using regular cup, start out with it partly full- less likely to spill. If using a sippy, look for one that has the plastic piece inside the lid where you can adjust the flow speed.

Nicole - posted on 01/15/2010

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my child is going to be 3 years old in febuary and i give her the bottle in the morning but not during the day but she still take her dummy and i can't get her off.

Bonita - posted on 01/14/2010

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Hi there, my 10 month old boy is also still on the bottle for his formula milk bottles, but i found that he did not like the sippy cups, and gave him a normal (small enough for him to hold) sqeez bottle to drink out of, the ones a person uses when going to gym for water etc, but just a much smaller one that he can hold easily, and he loves that, drinks water and tea out of it. He was not interested in a sipppy cup and used to just play and mess with it, maybe this will work for you too... good luck. Bonny

Krissy - posted on 01/14/2010

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i have never heard of that before! my son is 4 and is still plauged with iner ear infections and will be getting gromets soon, so it may not be the bottle he just might be suseptable to ear infections

Rebecca - posted on 01/14/2010

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Try the Nuby cups. Nuby also has a cup where the sippy part looks kinda like a nipple. You might try that. My son was 10 months old when I gave him a sippy cup. I used the Nuby cups with the soft tips and also the tips that look like a nipple. He did great with those. Good luck.

Krissy - posted on 01/14/2010

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stay with the cup if thats what he can manage don't worry about the rest. my son did the same thing and he found it easier to drink from a cup. i wouldn't worry about what others say about that, you do what your child finds easier and every child is at different stages . i gather he doesnt choke on the water in the cup?. if he doesnt just leave it be.

Aoife - posted on 01/14/2010

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Just leave a few sippy cups around. He'll b e crawlin' around and he'll find one and put it in his mouth. Or, he'll be bored and one will just be there. And he'll put it in his mouth.

Lathisa - posted on 01/14/2010

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what i did was i told her tat bottles are for babies and that only her little sister uses them and that she was a big girl now or my mother told my little sis that we had to give them to a baby who needed them more than she did i hope this helps a little

Fiona - posted on 01/14/2010

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u say everyone is telling u who is? do yr own thing with yr child if he can drink out of a regular cup give him that u do what u want to do dont rush things with yr son introduce all these new thing slowly its all new and different to him so just take yr time and dont listen to others who r tellin u what to do if u ask for advice fair enough i say just relax it will all fall into place for u

Angie - posted on 01/14/2010

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I actually waited till my son was almost 2 before i took him off the bottle...he probably isn't ready maybe to take off a bottle ..maybe try waiting till he is 1 and try again..when i switched my son to a sippy cup i bought lightening mcqueen sippy cup which is his favorite show and he eventually started drinking his milk in that. ( took a couple of times though) i did try the nuby ones with the soft end worked for my daughter but my son refused it.

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010

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lots of kids cough and splutter and make scary noises while learning how to co-ordinate drinking out of a cup but it doesnt mean they're choking, it's just part of the learning process. If you dont react they wont be scared by it either and they'll learn how it all works.

Angela - posted on 01/13/2010

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I have 3 kids, 12, 10 boys and a 2 year old girl. My boys were off the bottle at 6-7 mths and drinking out of a sippy but my daughter had a hard time drinking out of a sippy until about 10-12 mths.. i just gave them each a sippy and they just startd to drink out of it..my daughter was a mth earily so she had a hard time but loves hers now..every kid is different.. they make these sippy that have a soft top and seems to work with kids that are having trouble drinking out of them.. good luck

Amber - posted on 01/13/2010

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see the reason the doctors want him off of the bottle is becasue he is having really bad ear infections and she said that it could be because he would lay down and drink she said fluids would bild up. so far he has had 3 inerear infection in both ears and he still has a ear ifection in one ear.

Christine - posted on 01/13/2010

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If he can drink out of a regular cup I would encourage that. He is going to progress to that anyway so why not now? The nuby cup is great for out and about. I used that with both mine. Don't let anyone tell you what he SHOULD be on - you are his mum and you know him best and whatever works for you and him is the right thing to do. x

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I am in sort of the same situation as you but my son is 18 months! he has come to understand that his milk goes in his bottle and juice and water go in the sippy cup. He only takes the bottle when he goes to bed! My son had issues with the sippy cup at first and would prefer to drink out of a straw so we got a sippy cup that has the straw pop out.. if that makes sense! it seemed to work well for us! hope this helps!

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Try the Nuby sport sippy cup. It looks and feels a lot like a bottle. That's what I used to transition my son.

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