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Sippy cup

Just wondering if there was an easy way to get my son to use his sippy. every once in a while he will take a couple of sips out of it but most of the time he wont even let me get in near his mouth. because of this my son doesnt drink juice or water. he will drink water from my cup if i help him but sippy no way. any ideas? also he will sometimes drink juice from a bottle but i would like to get him to drink his sippy at L,B&D. thanks

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Asked by acox7490 at 6:50 PM on Apr. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I'd wait till he was a little older.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • take the bottle away and just have the sippy cup he'll eventually drink when he's thirsty just put juice in it and keep it at his level and he'll soon figure out to take it when he needs a drink

    Answer by WhatevaItTakes at 6:53 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • It's not that important that he has water and/or juice. Put his other drink in it...formula or breast milk. He CAN drink from a sippy, so make that his new drinking vessel. Just get rid of the bottles. There's no longer a need for them.

    And try a different sippy cup. We went through five different ones before we found one our oldest would drink from. He was 6 months at the time.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:57 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • I wouldn't give a sippy to a 6 month old. They are only a baby once.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • Great idea! Take the bottle away from the baby! The baby that probably isn't even walking yet. Make them grow up real fast!

    PS your baby called, he wants an iphone.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • Those dayum 'sippy' cups hurt some kids especially if they don't have teeth yet and the spout is hard plastic. They don't fit the child's mouth properly and they wind up sucking in air. Then there's the taste thing *blech*.

    Sit him in your lap with a regular plastic cup and help him drink that way if you must.

    Answer by MizKizzy at 7:10 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • What the heck does a baby drinking from a sippy cup have to do with him "growing up"? For crying out loud. What does it matter how he receives his nourishment as long as he receives it?

    Better to get rid of the bottle earlier rather than prolong it and have trouble getting rid of it later after it's become a HABIT and no longer needed for the provision of nourishment.

    Not to mention prolonged use of a bottle can have an affect on the speech abilities of a toddler because they don't learn to use other muscles in their mouth, only the ones required to suck on a bottle or pacifier.

    Talk to any pediatric speech pathologist or occupational therapist.

    No bottle = not being a baby. Get real.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • Ahem ahem... back to your real question. Trying different sippys helped for us. Turned out our daughter just didn't like the kind we had... she liked the one with the straw just fine though. She was drinking her milk out of it with no bottle at 12 months. I'd say she was drinking water out of it happily by around 9 months. But there's nothing wrong with giving your baby his drinks out of a real cup, too, if he doesn't like the sippy yet and if you don't want to do water from a bottle.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 8:09 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • In all reality they should be drinking from a boob not a hard plastic sippy before 1..............

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • It sounds like the baby wants the bottle, the mom wants the sippy and the baby's under 1. The baby is being more realistic.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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