Going from bottle to sippy cup?

Our pediatrician wants us to start breaking our daughter of her bottle habit as she is nearing 1 year old. The only problem is is she HATES sippy cups! I’ve tried several styles and brands. Any tips on how to wean?

  • Jenn
    Jun 19

    We had this problem. It took many different types and she hated them all. In the end, we skipped the sippy cup and went to the nalgene kids gripngulp and the camelbak eddy kids.

  • Kendal
    Jun 19

    Thanks! How old was she when you switched? I feel like I’ve literally tried everything

  • Erika
    Jun 19

    We are dealing with this too! My son is 100% addicted to his bottle. I finally found one he likes. He had to switch cause the 1 year old room at daycare doesn’t do bottles, thankfully he takes this one there. He likes it cause it still has a soft nipple. I hope this helps!

  • Anonymous
    Jun 19

    I started by keeping one on his high chair tray. He didn’t care about it so I’d start giving it to him and putting it in his mouth a few times per meal and eventually he just drank out of it 🤷🏽‍♀️ probably after like a week of messing with it and putting it in his mouth he actually drank out of it

  • Erin
    Jun 19

    The 360 miracle cup was such a godsend for us seeing as our son hated sippy cups too with a passion.

  • Jennie
    Jun 19

    We like the 360 cups too. My 1 year old also drinks out of regular straws too.

  • Jenn
    Jun 19

    Once we have up on the sippy’s and 360 cups, we were completely off the bottle in two weeks. It was like we were trying to impose a step on her that she just wasn’t into and didn’t need.

  • Shruti
    Jun 19

    If the bottle she uses also has a sippy cup cap try using that as a first step to transition. My son was used to the lifefactory bottles and refused all sippy cups. Keeping the same bottle but swapping out the cap did the trick for us.

  • Drusilla
    Jun 19

    My advise, and a lot of moms are doing it.. Skip the sippy. Go straight to straw or cup '^. ^

  • Julie
    Jun 19

    Mine gagged from the sippy cups. I tried a straw cup and she loved it!! She still has a habit of letting some of it spill from her mouth so I haven’t pushed for a hard switch yet but I’d say try the straw sippy. At first we used the dr brown weighted straw cups but they SUCK. There is no way to adequately wash out the soap from the valve. It’s so gross. So now I switched to the Avent straw cups and she loves them!

  • PK
    Jun 19

    Wow at 1?!? Our pediatrician gave us the goal of 18 months. Our son loves to drink from straws even at restaurants. He has a straw sippy cup for water (playtex straw sipsters) but he wouldn’t drink milk from it. We had to buy him a “special” straw cup for his milk. We got one at target which isn’t leak proof. It’s a tumbler with a floating turtle in it and he took to it really well. We started offering it to him during the day - we started dropping bottles in the afternoon first. Then we were left with morning and night. The last bottle to go was the night one. We just had to keep offering the tumbler, left it out on the coffee table for him to grab.. there were lots of spills for the first week and he liked to spit the milk out. We clap and get all excited when he is careful with his milk and drinks from it so he gets excited too and drinks more.

  • Victoria
    Jun 19

    Honestly my daughter is turning 2 and we finally were able to give up her bottle. What we did was throw out her bottles the night before and the next day just offered sippy cups. The first day was horrible. But we are on week two and she is drinking out of a sippy and sometimes a regular cup.

  • Jenn
    Jun 19

    My daughter uses Nuk Learner Cup (switched at 11 months) for now. That was the only cup we tried that she drank more than an ounce. Tips? I made a huge deal about it before and after. Told her she gets a big girl cup now, clapped, used high pitched squealing voice (I was beyond excited), etc. I also parked her in front of the TV so she'd zone out and not even realize. I don't know if any of it helped that much or if she was just ready lol but it's worth a shot.

  • Anonymous
    Jun 20

    Most speech therapists will tell you to skip the sippy and go straight to a straw cup with a hard straw (not a chewy one).

  • Jennifer
    Jun 21

    My 3.5yr old daughter still drinks out of bottle for milk during napping time and bedtime. I can't get her out of the bottle. I've tried every sippy, training cup, straw cups but nothing works. She'll drink water or juice out of regular cups or 360 cup perfectly fine. So I say skip the sippy. Her older brother who is now 8yr old went through the same phase. He just stops drinking milk bottle during naptime and during bedtime by age 4 he stops drinking milk bottle as well when he got close to kindergarten age. So nothing had worked for me. They'll drink water and juice in cup completely fine. But when it comes to milk it has to be in a milk bottle.