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When Did You Start Your LO on a Sippy Cup & Nix the Bottle? Harajuku Girl 3 kids; New Jersey 12840 posts
27th Nov '12

The nutritionist at my WIC appointment advised me to start Logan on a sippy cup, and to wean him off of the bottle soon. Apparently, it's to prevent tooth decay problems.



I was surprised - he seems a bit young for that (6 months). But, then again, I'm a first time mom - so I'm wondering if this is the norm.



Lo can do a lot at his age - but I don't know if he's ready for the sippy cup, or if it's even necessary yet ... or maybe he is. Gah, I don't know. I guess I'll give it a shot - but if he's not up for it, I won't push it.



At what age did YOU start your infant/LO on a sippy cup? Did you implement both bottle and cup?



When did you cpmpletely nix the bottle?



This may be a post and run, so TIA :D

Brooke Cumberland TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Wisconsin 420 posts
27th Nov '12

I did at one year - that's what my wic office lady told me and I weaned her off around 12 mos and by 13 mos she was completely off the bottle.

Leslie Graham-Newton Due April 16; 2 kids; Rolla, Missouri 193 posts
27th Nov '12

Both my son and daughter were off bottles and binks at 6-7 months no longer I hate seeing a 2 year old with a bink or a bottle drinking juice out of it :\
You don't offer both one or the other never both it gives mixed emotions about it. Go one way or another. Good luck :)

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5487 posts
27th Nov '12

My 7 month old uses a sippy cup.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
27th Nov '12

With both girls I introduced the sippy w/water at 6 months.



K didnt take to it, she REFUSED any type of cup until 13 months and at that point I threw away the bottles.



M started using the sippy at 6 months but I didnt have to wean her from a bottle because she was EBF.

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10126 posts
27th Nov '12

2 days after he turned one. He wasn't interested before then :)




And just for the record, WIC is usually full of shit. Do what your pedi tells you. He doesn't NEED to be weaned off the bottle yet. :)

March 2013 3 kids; Illinois 988 posts
27th Nov '12

We started introducing sippy cups when they were allowed to have juice. Then when they turned 1 or a month before we stopped with the bottles altogether and went with sippy cups because they were drinking regular milk. Im currently stuck at that point. My 3 year old still refuses open cups, while my 2 year old loves to drink out of a "big girl cup".

Jessica Fili 1 child; Sanford, Maine 697 posts
27th Nov '12

my lo started trying to use a sippy at 6m he still hates it and still takes a bottle when he gets on but he is breast fed so thats just what he gets most the time...but if tooth decay is the problem just brush the teeth good every morning and night, i even brushed my little mans gums before his teeth started coming in ...

Harajuku Girl 3 kids; New Jersey 12840 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Ƙillingℬird:" 2 days after he turned one. He wasn't interested before then :) And just for the record, WIC is usually full of shit. Do what your pedi tells you. He doesn't NEED to be weaned off the bottle yet. :)"


My pedi is useless :lol:



But I agree. WIC gives a lot of crap advice.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112517 posts
27th Nov '12

Introduced the sippy with only juice/water combo at 7 months



Completely off the bottle only sippy with 1/2 formula - 1/2 milk at 11 months

Baby Love. 3 kids; Washington 3120 posts
27th Nov '12

My oldest started a sippy at 4 months but had formula & bottles until 13 months. My littlest nursed for 2 months, then formula fed...stopped bottles during the day completely (and switched to milk because she wouldnt drink formula anymore) right when she turned 11 months. She gets a bottle of milk at night but that's stopping next month and will switch to a sippy of warm water.

Harajuku Girl 3 kids; New Jersey 12840 posts
27th Nov '12

Hmmm, interesting. Looks like 6 months is the majority age here.



I guess I'll offer it, but if he doesn't like it, I won't push it. I'll let him go at his own pace.



I wouldn't mind him switching over at around 1, so no big deal.



Thanks a lot, ladies!

mommy5916 Due October 12; 5 kids; California 2877 posts
27th Nov '12

my 2 youngest kids i had off the bottle by 9 mons old, my older 2 didnt give it up untill after 2 years old!:shock: it is sooo much easier to get them off when they are younger.

Trace1886 66 kids; Dayton, Ohio 552 posts
27th Nov '12

I used a bottle til his 12th month but introduced a sippy at 10months just for him to try it out. Ive only heard tooth decay with going to bed or laying down with a bottle all the time when they fall asleep.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49023 posts
27th Nov '12

My son was dont with bottle by 9 months my doctor told me to ween (at 6 months) because it would prevent fights or trying to get him off the bottle, My mom thought i was nuts but it worked and i never heard him cry about it. When i had my daughter he never even thought about drinking from her bottle....




I used soft spouts at first. He is 3 now and i just use them because they are spill proof.