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sippy cup drama

Postby coastieschick » Mon May 09, 2011 3:09 pm

DS is 8 months now and won't drink from a sippy cup, I have tried every brand, shape, size, stage I can find and he just doesn't want anything to do with them. He drinks about 3-4 sips and stops then fusses when you try to give him more. I've even tried putting his formula in there!?!?!?!?
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Postby meg1492 » Mon May 09, 2011 3:23 pm

Ds didn't really take to a sippy until well after he was a year old. Don't fret. 8 months is still young Momma.
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Postby coastieschick » Mon May 09, 2011 4:10 pm

how did you give him water and juice then? I thought it was a big no-no to put it in the bottle?
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Postby bethann » Mon May 09, 2011 5:23 pm

We don't give juice and at eight months they really don't need water but with mine we are just offering it in the sippy to get them used to it. We really just started out letting them play with the sippy until they started figuring it out and now at 9 months they have it down pretty well. If you want to offer water- some babies will drink it straight out of a regular cup without a lid with some help! HTH
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Postby CamsMommy » Mon May 09, 2011 5:58 pm

Have you tried a sippy with the silicone straw? My DS wouldn't take a sippy but I handed him a sippy sup with the straw and he went to town on it. That is the only cup that he will take...so far.
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Postby meg1492 » Mon May 09, 2011 6:07 pm

we didn't really introduce water until after he was a year. he nurses quite a bit so I wasn't worried.

I would do like others though. Just keep introducing it but don't worry about it. It'll take time to get used to.
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Postby coastieschick » Mon May 09, 2011 6:14 pm

he will drink from a regular cup but tends to want to play in it ;) and he drinks from a straw like if we hold it and trap water in the straw at a restaurant but hasn't taken to the straw sippy either!? guess I'll just keep offering...
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Postby NotBarbaraBush » Mon May 09, 2011 7:28 pm

It's a toy right now. Let him play with it and he'll figure it out. His natural curiosity will kick in eventually.
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Postby BeccaM » Tue May 17, 2011 1:05 pm

My LO drinks a little bit of water each day with his solid food, and he likes the soft spout sippy. He chews on the spout and plays with it, and he has learned that when he tips it up and chews, water comes out. Fun! Maybe your baby would like that kind better? I've found with my LO when I just relax and don't stress and push something, they usually take to it themselves naturally, given time and patience.
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Postby mariebmk » Wed May 18, 2011 9:33 am

My DD took until over a year until she did much with a sippy and even then she hated it. The only thing that got her really good is they finally moved her out of the infant room at 15 months because she could use the sippy, just didn't like to. Now she uses them like a pro.
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Postby MrsMartin » Sun May 22, 2011 7:25 am

DS is just now drinking from a sippy at 14 months and he is so excited that he doesn't known when to stop lol. He wasn't the slightest bit interested in it before and we've been giving it to him to essentially play with since he started solids at 6 months. I think he has one of every cup ever made and he will only drink out of the Boon Fluid and the cheapie 5 for $1 ones lol.
I only put water in his bottle if we were going to be out and about and it was hot outside (starting at 13 months). He doesn't drink juice, either.
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Postby Quinn » Thu May 26, 2011 3:28 pm

we had a serious battle over this for at least 6 months. im talking wrestling him into drinking out of it and going without liquids for days. eventually they take it. you are way ahead of the game at 8 mos
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Postby Zephyr » Thu May 26, 2011 4:23 pm

Consider giving it to him during bath time. The change of environment ma make him more willing to try out something new. He might even drink less bath water that way. :wink:
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