Any tips on how to get babies to drink from sipper cups?
I know that this is meant to be about nutrition but just wondering if you know any tips on how to get babies to drink from sipper cups.
My boy lucas is now 8 months old and has been bottle feed from birth. He loves to bite his cup and although i have tried different ones he will not suck from it.
I wonder if it might help to start with the bottles that use sipper cups as the teat? Like the Avent ones, where you can use the bottle but instead of a baby teat you can use a stage one top? Just thinking that perhaps if the bottle looks the norm it may help....
Otherwise it would be gentle persistence, keep offering water as often as you can, don`t be tempted to flavour it and eventually it will happen. My second took to 11 months to click with water, hence we went through quite a few sipper cup stages... Ugh.
Fingers crossed it happens soon.
All the best,
22 Jun 2009