How soon did you switch your child from a bottle to a sippy cup?

Elizabeth - posted on 01/31/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )




My daughter is 10 months old. I know that I want her to be broken of the bottle by the time she at 15 months old, maybe even 12 months. I'm just curious as to when you started.


Schyla - posted on 01/31/2011




We skipped the sippy cups at 10 months I gave my kids a big kid cup to play with in the tub and when we fed her we would put a swallow in the same type of cup and keep refilling. By the time they were 12 months both of our girls could drink half a glass with no mess. they are three and five and do just fine. we give them disposable straw cups for car rides but I felt the same way about sippys as I do about binkeys they are breading grounds for gross things I don't want my kid exposed to. So my advise is skip the sippy and go right to the big kid cups, besides at this age they start to form attachments and Ya don't want the trama of taking away their sippy so make it fun and do what ever is best for your family but in my opinion i'd skip the sippy cup. (a little background on why we choose to skip) My sister's 6 year old still will not drink from a big cup and his teeth are rotting out of his head.

Karen - posted on 01/31/2011




i started giving my son his cup once a day at 6 months to get used to it, then at 9 months i gave him the cup in place of all bottles except his one before his first birthday all his bottles were gone


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Donna - posted on 02/03/2011




juice never went into a bottle, always a sippy cup. my 1st was completely off bottles before he was 12 mths old and only took about 2 bottles a day from about 10mths old
ive never understood putting juice into a bottle. in my opinion bottles are designed for formula and thats all that ever went into them

Blackwood - posted on 01/31/2011




My son is soon to be 18 months and he still has a bottle before bed and he wakes in the middle of the nite to feed. I'm slowly, easing into it. I started by taking away morning (gave him cereal instead), then his afternoon nap. Good luck and don't put too much pressure on you or your daughter.

Samantha - posted on 01/31/2011




My daughter just turned 1 on December 30th. A few days after that I took her completely off of formula and went with whole milk in a Nuk Sippy cup (the one with the soft top) she's had no problems and when I did make the switch I got rid of the bottles completely.

Jane - posted on 01/31/2011




My daughter was 2 my son was 1. He wanted to be like his big sister with a cup. All kids are different. I never understand this need to MAKE them stop. At 10 months old, you can certainly introduce a sippy cup and see how it goes. If she likes it and is getting what she needs and you can easily stop the bottle, then great. BUT, I wouldn't force it by any means.

Kristin - posted on 01/31/2011




my son is 6 months and still breast feedings. but i have introduced a sippy cup with handles on the side to him. he's doing pretty good at it. i let him play with it while he's on the floor playing with his other toys. and durring meals he reaches and drinks from it.

Stifler's - posted on 01/31/2011




10 months I gave him a sippy cup. He's 1 now and wants to drink out of a normal glass like mummy and daddy. It's really annoying so I put like 10mL of water in the bottom of a plastic cup and let him go for it with no sippy lid on.

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A couple days before she turned 6 months and she has done great with it!! Took to it like a duck on water. it was crazy. but we dont use the sippy all the time but she does get it at least once a day. Ive read the sooner you start the better because the longer you wait the more resistant they are to change. So maybe start introducing it already.

Bonnie - posted on 01/31/2011




My first child was breastfed although we used bottles when I pumped. My second child used bottles starting from around 2 weeks old. Both we done with bottles completely by 11 months. They were using sippy cups starting at around 7 months.

Sherri - posted on 01/31/2011




All my kids were off the bottle by 11 mo's. They all were started on sippy cups by 4 mo's and we started using them most of the time by around 6mo's.

They were 100% drinking from a regular cup by 16mo's and all sippy cups were gone by 2 yrs.

Theresa - posted on 01/31/2011




I started introducing a sippy cup to mine as soon as they started sitting in the high chair to eat. That way they were used to it when the time can to switch. I just would put water in it until I switched to only sippy cups. It made the switch go fairly easy. I did have to try a few different cups though. I found my kids liked the Nuby ones better because they have a soft spout, more like a bottle nipple. However once they were totally used to the cup I had to switch to a hard spout cup because they would chew holes in the soft ones. I tried to phase the bottle out completely by around 12 months.

Sabra - posted on 01/31/2011




I never put juice into a bottle. Only formula went into bottles. It made the transition really easy because she liked the taste of the juice. I did have to take the stopper out of it at first because she didn't get the suction right away. I do agree with schyla that you should teach your kid to dink from a normal drinking glass young as well. My daughter is 16 months and has been drinking from a cup on her own for a couple of weeks now. The younger you make the transition the easier it will be. I do however enjoy the portability of a sippy cup though.

Ericka - posted on 01/31/2011




My daughter was completely off the bottle at around 9 months. I used the Nuby trainer cups. They come in a pack with three different nipples for different stages. She is now 14 months and is able to use a straw.

Mary - posted on 01/31/2011




my daughter was little over a 1yr old when we took the bottle from her. and shell be 2 in march. what she did she kept bitting the nipple on her top and finally she bit it off andthen when we throw it in the trash and she hasnt touch a bottle scene then. she has her sippy cup now.

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