my daughter is 14 months. should i start getting her off the bottle? and how is the best way? What cup is the best to switch to? HELP!!!Answer Question
My son's absolute favorite cups are the Gerber ones with the hard spout or the nuby soft tip ones. He was 27 months before the bottle was gone because it was his security item. He started drinking out of the sippies though at about 9 months old but only water. He got to where he would drink everything from the sippy by about 18 months but would not sleep with out the bottle. What I ended up doing to completely get rid of it was just throw them away because I knew he could drink out of it. I would just leave sippy cups with water down where he could reach them while he played . Eventually he decided he liked drinking his water out of them. It did take some trial and error to find ones he liked. I would try a soft spout one to begin with because it is similar to the bottle nipple. Good luck and remember that she will get the hang of the sippy cup eventually. You just have to let her play with it so it gets familiar.
Answer by EtiesMommy at 5:30 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by boogirlsmommy at 5:46 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:59 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
I have never heard that boogirlsmommy. I would think the leading cause of cavities in toddlers would be drinking milk or juice in the middle of the night and/or not brushing teeth! I just don't see how a type of cup can cause a cavity. Yes, you can go to a straw cup, but my child's doctor wanted us to start getting him off the bottle and to a sippy cup (or straw) by 12 months. Some babies take longer, but I would say your child is at the right age to start. The Nuvy was the easiest for my son to start with. After about a month with the nuby cups, we went to a hard top one and now (16 months) he is OK with a straw cup, but usually drinks out of a hard top sippy cup. Good luck! Just keep trying....consistancy is the key!
Answer by Glowing4Caleb at 10:55 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
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