How can I help my child transition from bottle to sippy cup?

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tootie512

Asked by tootie512 at 11:37 AM on Jun. 23, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Nuby makes some sippys that are a great step between a bottle and a regular sippy. The nipple part is still soft, like a bottle, and she'll still have to bite down to get liquid out. After my son got a hang of that, I started switching in a regular sippy every once in a while.
    retz

    Answer by retz at 11:46 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • Pratice makes perfect.


    There are many many varieties of sippy cups. Maybe your child hasn't found one she likes. If she's still using a bottle, try a Nuby cup, very inexpensive and has a soft spout which resembles a bottle, the flow is much faster, like a sippy cup. Then after that one's mastered, Gerber makes a sippy with handles with a soft and a hard spout. Try the soft, then move up to the hard one.

    They also make ones with a straw. Surprisingly that sippy cup was one of my son's 1st favorites =]
    newmommyy322

    Answer by newmommyy322 at 12:34 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • My son had a hard time switching over as well. We had been using the playtex bottles with the liners and we found sippy cups with straws were the easiest for him to use. Because the suction was similar.

    Also we didn't give my son many options. We presented him with a sippy cup at meal times and if he was thirsty he'd have no other choice. It didn't take long for him to catch on.

    Good luck.
    Sony_0025

    Answer by Sony_0025 at 1:15 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • It really only took one day with my 3 kids. Just take away the bottle and give them the sippy cup. When they get thirsty enough they'll drink. You can also take out the stopper in the sippy cup so the liquid pours out easily. Then put it in when they get the hang of using it.
    annettekline

    Answer by annettekline at 2:11 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • We had to try several styles of cup until we found one that worked for my son. For him, it was a straw cup - the kind with a wide straw. So, you might want to try a few different kinds of cups and see if your child prefers one.
    cafemama

    Answer by cafemama at 2:19 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • Nuby cup was the only one my daughter would use at first! You can find them in any target, walmart or drug store!
    ZetaMommy

    Answer by ZetaMommy at 8:27 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • get a cute disney cup that takes a straw and skip the sippy. or get some cute big girl cups and let her try (with a tiny bit of water in it at a time).
    TXdanielly

    Answer by TXdanielly at 11:45 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • try a sippy with a straw. my girls did nothing with the regular ones and i bought 4 different kinds, then tried the straws and they tossed the bottle at 10 months
    mrspierce06

    Answer by mrspierce06 at 10:13 AM on Jun. 25, 2008

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