Posted by Shana on June 16, 2003 at 13:55:26:
In Reply to: Ideas for Sippy Cup training? posted by ALG on June 16, 2003 at 10:47:48:
: I'm wondering if any of you would have some tips for training your baby to use a sippy cup. I give my son a sippy cup with juice or water at every meal. All he does is throw the thing. If I hold it up to his mouth he will put it in then as soon as he figures out it is not a bottle he pushes it away and tries to throw it again.
: He was a preemie and had problems learning to suck when he was born. We got past that hurdle and he takes a bottle just fine now. Now the doctor wants me to train him to use a spill-proof sippy cup and to drink out of a straw. I can't get him to suck on a straw either, he just chews n it.
: I would love any and all advice on this. I'm just at a loss as what to do at this point. Jonathan is 9.5 months right now. I didn't think babies took a sippy cup until a year but his doctor wants him to take it now. He wants us to be completely bottle free by 12 months.
I have had a lot of problems getting my son to take to one as well. He was not a preemie but did have issues with sucking when born. I introduced the cup around 5-6 mos and he never liked it. I have tried everything including formula in the cup. He is just now starting to take a few sips from it but wont really use it. I usually have to dump what is left into a bottle. I wouldnt worry about it too much. That is odd that the dr would even suggest that to you! Good luck!