A.S. asks from Henderson, NV on January 09, 2008
How Do I Switch My Son to a Sippy Cup/
Hello. My son is 15 months old and WILL NOT take a sippy. I have bought just about every type I can and he will refuse all of them. He will take the Nuby one for a coupld sips than he ends up just banging it on things and spilling it everywhere. I know I need to just only offer the sippy, but then he won't drink and he gets really constipated. So, after trying the sippy a coule of times, I just end up giving in and letting him have the bottle. Does anybody have any advice for me on what worked for you? I would appreciate it. Thanks.
J.E. answers from Las Vegas on January 11, 2008
Only offer him juice in a sippy cup. I did this with my daughter when she was at that age (and because my Docotor told me not to give her anything sweet in her bottle) and the day after her 1st birthday party I gave her a sippy cup with milk (her first taste of cows milk) and I never had to look back. Just start with his favorit juice (watch out for OJ with pulp becuase it will get stuck). If that doesn't seem to work try cups with no lids (but only while he is at the table or in his high chair due to clean up reasons!) Good luck!
J.L. answers from Colorado Springs on January 11, 2008
I threw away all my bottles while my son was watching. Neither one of us could go back. It was a tough day and a half but after it was over, I was glad I had done it.
K.V. answers from Phoenix on January 11, 2008
Maybe try to use the ones with the straws or just an open cup, I know that both of those worked for my friend, unfortunatley the open cup isn't as neat and clean but her daughter drank out of it fine.
B.L. answers from Denver on January 11, 2008
My son (he's now 11) would never use a sippy cup and I tried everything. He just found it frustrating and wouldn't do it. Instead we got him to use a cup with a lid and a straw. He took to that right away, maybe because a straw responds to the same sucking motion that the bottle does. I hope this helps.
S.N. answers from Denver on January 11, 2008
L.R. answers from Washington DC on January 10, 2008
Have you tried cups with straws? You probably already know this, but some cups come with pop up straws, or you could try a regular cup and straw. My son had some trouble transitioning to a sippy too and this seemed to help him. Good luck. I know this can be frustrating. :)
J.P. answers from Fort Collins on January 11, 2008
My DD learned to drink from straws first. She used my water bottle at 6 months old. We only had 2 sippy cups....she did okay with them. Was more interested in sippys if her friends were using them (another idea....see if he's more interested in his friend's at a playdate and pull one out.)
All our "sippys" are straw sippys now. No biggie.
Oh, and the kid's sippy cups...they have really cool straws that cover up so they can travel and not spill. I find them overall LESS messy than sippys. Nuby brand tends to leak! Our nuby is now only for water! Playtex and Munchkin are awesome. The straws are washable, and the go inside the lid. The new playtex also have a seal at the top of the straw so it doesn't leak.
C.S. answers from Las Vegas on January 10, 2008
A., the coordination and change will just take time. Before you know it, he will be done with that bottle and on to the sippys. Try enlarging the hole in the bottle's nipple. That will make the bottle less desireable...hopefully. As mentioned already, try straws, or try just drinking out of a cup with no lid, let him explore a little.
S.S. answers from Colorado Springs on January 11, 2008
Your son knows the bottles still exist in the house. Once they are gone (even if you put them in a bag in the closet) and he cannot see them, he will use a sippy. I had the same problem with my son until I just ook them away completely.
C.L. answers from Bakersfield on January 11, 2008
My oldest son was like that. lol... He would refuse it I finally had him throw it away watch the trash man take it and make him go cold turkey it took him about 2 days but he gave it and drank .. IT may be hard cause he will cry but it you are determined it is worth it..
H.H. answers from Flagstaff on January 11, 2008
How about a water bottle instead, or maybe a cup with a straw.