My 13 month son will NOT drink from a sippy cup...any suggestions what to do?

Heather - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




I will give my son a sippy cup full of milk or water or diluted juice and he pushes it away all the time. After a while I finally give in and give him a bottle and he drinks it right down. I don't want him to dehydrate. Any other moms have this problem with their kids?


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Joyce - posted on 04/05/2010




try one with a straw. My son was 13 months and off the bottle, although he did drink out of a sippy cup, there are a million choices out there... it was try number 3 for me and he loved it. He was not super attached to the bottle though. I started soft top sippy at 6 months just to start getting him use to it. I'm sure you will find one soon! Good luck... dont give in and stay strong!

Jaime - posted on 04/05/2010




my son was already attached to his bottle @ 1, so on his birthday i put away all the bottles during the day, i tried 9 different sippy cups until he would drink out of one, he would drink out of a straw however, if their thirsty enough they'll drink from a cup, i only gave my son a bottle at bed and in the morning, now in a month hes completely off the bottle, i know its hard to see them cry but try and stay strong and try a few different kinds! good luck!

Latoya - posted on 04/05/2010




maybe you can try the sippy cup with the soft tip if that helps. that's what is did with my son. he is about to be 2 yrs old now and i interested in drinking out of regular cups.

Benedetta - posted on 04/05/2010




Be strong. If he wants it- he'll take it. Start giving him only the sippy cup during the day. I had a problem getting my son off the bottle also. I found that the sippy cup had to have a soft nipple. Try BORN FREE (3-6month) Sippy cup. It made the transition much easier.

Julie - posted on 04/02/2010




Yup. I actually got my guy drinking from a regular cup first, then a straw cup, then the sippy. The sippy was really more to help keep the mess minimal.

We said bye bye to all the bottles just before he turned 2. He'd randomly ask for them and push away all other cups.

Sometimes I still worry he may not be drinking enough (it's only been a few months), so I give him wet foods like fruits and Popsicles ...

Christy - posted on 04/02/2010




I did with my son. I took the bottle completely away at 18 months. However I eased him into it. I would give him a sippy cup for bedtime and naps, and even if he screamed b/c he wanted the bottle, I didn't give in. Eventually he drank from it at nap and bed time and I was able to switch him completely to the sippy cup.

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