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Sippy cups

Tina - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 months and I have been trying to work with her on using a sippy cup. I have four different types; tried giving her juice, water, and formula; I have tried warming it up, giving it to her cold, and just at room temp. Nothing I have tried will get her to drink from it. Any suggestions?

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Allie - posted on 09/24/2009

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I personally still struggle with this, but to get my daughter into it, I had her cup with me at all times (Dr. Browns sippy cup). One recomendation that I was given was divide an afternoon feeding into two parts. Give 1/2 by bottle to start, and give the other 1/2 by cup to end. Or even vice versa. If she is very hungry, she might take food from anything, on the other hand, you dont want her to get over aggravated and start to throw a baby temper tantrum. I believe when she grasps the idea of a cup, she will grow on it. Everyone just needs to give it time and patience.

Amber - posted on 09/24/2009

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i had the same problem with my twin girls. i started on their 1 year birthday. they didnt take to the hard ones so i got the soft ones. better but they still wanted bottles. they started wantin to drink what i was drinkin threw a straw. so i went out and got the sippy cups with straws. they did perfect! i just had to cut the straws down a little and they did great. i had to replace them once a month for 2 times cause they chewed on them, but the 3rd time i got the hard sippys that stuck out a little and it was like they never noticed i changed them. good luck!

Michele - posted on 09/24/2009

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i actually posted this same exact question earlier and somehow it disappeared lol.alot of these questions helped.thanx guys.and thank you tina for reposting

Tina - posted on 09/24/2009

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I have tried the sippy cups that have the spout like a bottle and ones with handles. Maybe I will try the one with the straws like Stacey suggested. I have not tried that yet.

Jennifer - posted on 09/24/2009

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I just have my son a sippy cup for a try at 6 months old and he took to it and never went back to a bottle after that. I do suggest trying ones with a softer nipple.

Angela - posted on 09/24/2009

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I think maybe she is just not ready to give up on her bottle. Try to give her a lil more time and then do it again. You don't want to force her right now. Hope it all works out for you.

Desaree - posted on 09/24/2009

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The cups that have a softer nipple like spout are the best. It also helps if you have a cup that has the handles it makes it easier foe that age group to use.

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ever baby is different my daughter is 7 months and on a sippy cup. some babies are just more comfortable with the body its like her security. her doctor told us that she will switch when she is good and ready and to not force it on her.. and within a week of trying to switched but my son was a complete different story he wasnt on a sippy until almost 2 he would no switch no matter what

Stacey - posted on 09/24/2009

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I had this exact problem with my son when all the other babies in our mum and baby group were doing it, my sister suggested using one of those no spill cups with the straw and it worked. I think because at this age some babies have trouble tipping the cup up or dont realise they need to do it when sitting up, this is why the straw cups are good, because they dont need to tip them up.

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