sippy cup help!

Trinity - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My twin boys will be 1yr. feb. 21st and do not want to drink milk/formula from a sippy. They will kind of drink their juice from it but mostly think its a toy. Im not sure how to do it. We start out giving them their formula in the cups, but they push it away, throw it, or only drink 1oz from it. Then we end up just pouring it back into a bottle and they drink it with out a fuss. How should I do this? We also just started the transition from formula to milk today. I dont know what to do......

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Rebecca - posted on 02/05/2010

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Hi, my daighters are 14 months and they were the same way around 12months... We took them of their bottle at 13 months so its only been like 3 weeks for them and so far so good. We used the nuby and the playtex sippy's. I one day i would take a certain bottle away for good like the nap or lunch bottle and preplace it with a sippy cup, i did that for like 3 weeks until finally NO bottle. U could try puttin water in their bottles also, i heard that works... now my girls love their sippy's thats what they call them...It's so cute! lol Good luck!

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Erin - posted on 02/17/2010

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my girls are ten and a half months and have been drinking successfully from sippy cups for about a month. That being said it took me trying four different kinds before I found one they would use as a sippy and not as a toy. My girls had been holding their own bottles since six months and it took me a while to figure out that sippies with handles were just gonna be a toy...so I had to find some that had removable handles. I tired the nubby kind first and that was just a disaster and a huge mess. Then we tried some hard spouts, but they had to suck too hard to get anything out. I struck gold with the Born Free sippy cups. The spouts are somewhere between really soft and really hard. They are also free flow cups so they don't have to try so hard. These worked the first time I tried them and I have not used a bottle in the past month. I would recomend trying these, and also recomend giving them jsut water in the bottle and everything good and yummy in the sippy cup. They are using the bottle for comfort and will continue to use it as long as you give it to them. I hope this was helpful.

Shannon - posted on 02/15/2010

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With my twins I had one that no issue switching from bottle to cup and one who wanted no part of a cup. We ended up waiting a couple of months and tried again and were successful with the switch. It was the Dr.s idea. Since they were premature he was age ready but not developmentally ready. It also helped that brother was drinking from a 'big boy cup'.

Susan - posted on 02/13/2010

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So many people want to have their kids grow up so fast, I have to ask why? Why, at this young age do they need to be on a sippy cup at all? Before we know it they are grown up and learning things we would rather they didn't...shouldn't we try to prolong the baby years and not end them early? I say let them keep the bottle. My twins are 2 1/2 and they have bottles still, juice, water and milk. They also drink from a cup and sippy cup when they want to. My 4 year old daughter drinks everything but her milk in a regular cup (she has a bottle or two of milk per day). My 10 year old son takes no milk whatsoever because I forced him out of the bottle too early and he refused the milk in the cup-now doesn't like it at all (also doesn't like cheese or yogurt and has broken his arm twice so far...sigh) Please rethink it, this is my best advice.

Leah - posted on 02/11/2010

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we have started on the Nuby sippy cups also - we use them when we have snacks with water in them. This week we will also start putting milk in them at lunch time to slowly start getting off the bottle! Just keep trying - remember that every baby is different!

Lindsay - posted on 02/11/2010

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Like anything new to them it will take awhile for them to adjust. I would just stick with the sippy cups because switching them from cup to bottle will only confuse them and might take longer for them to get use to sippy cups. If they are thristy they will drink from the sippy cups. You can leave them out for them to drink from when they do get thirsty. My b/g twins took about a week before they would just take the sippy cup right away. I know choices are good for children, but at that age it is hard for them to make the choice.

Misty - posted on 02/11/2010

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Try teaching them to drink from a straw. I know this sounds crazy but it isn't as hard as it sounds. The hardest part is teaching them that they don't have to tip the cup up like they do the bottle. They are already used to sucking so the transition to a straw is natural. My dad did this with us and I did it with mine. If you get a little fluid in the straw by holding your finger over the end of it and then put it in their mouth a few times they will get the idea that something comes out of it. I hope that works for you.

Melissa - posted on 02/10/2010

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well...hello!! I had the same issue, my son was SOOOOOO picky. My daughter would drink from anything but my son, well not so much. There are cups at walmart, believe it or not, they are made by learning curve and they say they are disposable but I never threw them away after each use. There are about 5 or 6 in a pack and they have plastic snap on lids.....my son and daughter both loved them when I made the transition. Hope this helps...good luck

Frederica - posted on 02/10/2010

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Wow it feels good not to be alone. My son will drink from it a little but prefers the bottle... My daughter will just bang and throw it... And water won't help they love water... Arghhhh!

April - posted on 02/08/2010

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my guys only drank from the sippy cups that had straws.... I went through every cup and the last one I tried was the one with the straw, now they drink from the one that looks like a big boy cup. It has a slit on th edge so it looks like a "real' cup.... give it a try!

Holly - posted on 02/07/2010

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Im with Rebecca! I had sippy cup problems! it wasnt that they wouldnt do it, but they couldnt get it right away. I let them play with it with juice they liked during the day and at nap time, then we moved to night time. If you give them the bottle back they will wait for it again and again! I would aslo add do not give them formula in the sippy! its only going to make them want the bottle "this isnt right" kind of thing! Get them fully on milk then move to the sippy!

Kristy - posted on 02/07/2010

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Maybe make one change at a time? So let them keep using a bottle while they get used to normal milk, then introduce the cup? My twins are 14 months, I started giving them a sippy cup with water in in at around 10 months, and they could help themselves whenever they liked through the day. They weren't very keen on the cup at first, it took a good 3 weeks or so for them to start using it properly. I kept giving them formula in a bottle, and at 12 months swapped them to normal milk in a bottle. They still prefer their milk in a bottle (and I don't see any harm in that) but they will drink it from a sippy cup if that's their only option. And they happily drink water from their sippy cups through the day now.

Dine - posted on 02/06/2010

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11 month old twins also born in Feb..I would definitely start only giving a bottle with water and everything they love like their milk and juices in the sippy. They will most likely choose the sippy over the bottle because of what it has in it. I'll be doing the same thing very shortly.... but my twins are sick right now and nothing is better then the bottle for comfort!
Good luck!

Trinity - posted on 02/05/2010

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yeah, i bought those bottles too. They still only play with them. oh well, keep trying is all I can do I guess. Thanks :) good luck to u

Brittanie - posted on 02/05/2010

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Try the Nuby sippy cups.They come with the soft spout or the hard spout.

The soft spout is similar to a nipple. I am having the same problem bottle to sippy. It takes a while. Try just putting in their bottles & milk juice etc in a sippy that is what I am doing right now

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