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bottle to sippy cup

how old was your baby when you stopped giving the bottle? Did youeer give milk in a bottle? What sippy cup did youfind to be the easiest for him/het to drink from?

My daughter is going to be 10 mo in a couple of days and doesn't drink froma sippy cup yet.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Jan. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My girls went from bottle to regular cup. At around a year old.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:44 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • One, but i wish we had done it at 9 or 10 months... makes things muuuuuch easier. we use a sippy with a softer "sipper", but not the super soft ones. idk what kind it is, and i cant seem to find them any more... frustrating! we just had to pack up the bottles one day and give him the sippy. he got the hang of it within a half a day... realized he wasn't getting a bottle. good luck!

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 4:44 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • You introduce the sippy cup right now.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:45 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • You can introduce the sippy cup now. Keep putting formula in the bottle and use the sippy cup for water etc. At one year when you switch form formula to whole milk then you can toss the bottles. Don't overuse the sippy cup: Sippy cups can cause difficulty with articulation and clarity of speech in some children.
    Don't use the sippy cup like a bottle: "If a child goes from the breast or the bottle to a sippy cup, they tend to drink it as if it were a bottle. They lie back or tip their neck in the usual manner, so it's almost like drinking a bottle," she says. "They have a hard object or spout with various shapes depending on the type of cup, and their bodies are tipped back. This hard object or spout misplaces the tongue and pushes the teeth out as the thumb can."

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:52 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • My daughter went from breast to sippy. We introduced a sippy with water at around 9 months. When she self weaned at 23 months, she was drinking a healthy amount of water.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:33 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

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