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switching from bottle to sippy cup
mwhite80 posted:
My daughter just turned 1 and we are trying to switch to a sippy cup full time. My son easily used the sippy cup when we switched full time at 1. We tried the same brand our son used but she just chews the spout. I just got her a nuk active cup because the spout resembles a nipple. She doesnt like that one either. Her bottles are the ones with the soothie nipple and they dont make any sippy cups. Any suggestions from other moms out there. Thanks
orin34 responded:
My son didn't have a problem and actually stopped taking the bottle at all when he was 10 months.... BUT..... My SIL had a problem with this and I guess It takes trial and error. She tried a zillion sippy cups and he wouldn't take any of them. Eventually she found one he liked but he wouldn't drink his milk out of it. She gave in and kept milk in the bottle (he gets it at night) but water in his sippy.. . . . He is going to be two in march and he still gets his bottle. but this is also the kid who woke up for a bottle at least twice a night for 14 months.
Do whatever works for you. I was fully prepared to get rid of the bottles completely when my son turned one but he beat me to it. . . . every parenting style is different, some parents are okay with their three or four year olds having bottles and others aren't.
I would also recommend trying out your daughters sippy cup. I get different ones from time to time and my son was getting really frustrated with this one sippy in particular and it was because no matter how hard you sucked on it, very little came out... we had to open up the holes a little bit on that one.

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