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Thread: Is bypassing bottles do-able?

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Is bypassing bottles do-able?

    One post script - neither of our babies would take a bottle - they just couldn't work it out so we had to use cups. With the first we tried spouted cups but he couldn't do the right sucking action. We had much greater success with the second - using doidy cups (a cup with a slanted side), and before that a rather strange feeder made by a company called medela which I think is called a soft cup feeder and looks like a bottle but with a lipped spout on the end rather than a teat

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Is bypassing bottles do-able?

    My two stopped taking anything from a bottle at 3 mo. We introduced the nubby sippy cups (soft silicone spout) at 6 mo for them to start drinking EBM out of. Granted it was messy at first, and they only had them when sitting in their high chairs .
    Nancy
    Mom to Elijah & Audrey 9/19/06
    Twin GERDlings

    for 21 mo



  3. #13
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    Smile Re: Is bypassing bottles do-able?

    My DD never used a sippy cup. I introduced a normal cup around 8 months.
    Good luck!

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Is bypassing bottles do-able?

    my lo is 6 months old and will not take a sippy cup but she will drink out of a regular cup (she needs some help to do this)

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Is bypassing bottles do-able?

    I used some bottles during the first 7 weeks, then quit. I never gave her a bottle again. She started using a regular cup with major supervision, or a sippy cup without, when she was about 10 months old.
    Erin (32), breastfeeding CLW, knitting cloth-diapering crocheting, heirloom tomato-growing philosophizing poker-playing feminist artist mama to my 19 month old daughter! Baby #2 due January 2009.


  6. #16
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    Default Re: Is bypassing bottles do-able?

    I started giving my ds a sippy cup around 6 months and he did fine. He had a harder time learning to drink from a straw, he didn't do that until 10 or 11 months. Once he started that then I stopped using sippy cups. I use these cheap "disposable" cups from the grocery store. I think they are called take and toss. They are close to spill proof, and dishwasher safe, mostly.

    My nephew started drinking from a straw around 8 months.
    Proud Mama to Caleb
    Born on my Birthday Sept. 19, 2006
    6 lbs 15 oz

    Proud Mama to Evie
    Born 9/25/12 4 weeks early
    5lbs 6oz

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