Any tips on getting your baby to drink out of a free flow beaker/sippy cup?

Kelly - posted on 11/15/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My baby is just over 7 months old and she tends to spit whatever she drinks out of her sippy cup back out again. I have tried putting her milk in it at dinner to entice her to drink more but this doesn't seem to have worked. I realise it can take a while for them to get used to it. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or any beaker they can reccommend?

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Kelly - posted on 11/27/2009

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Thank you all for your help, she is now drinking out of her cup. Started giving it her at mealtimes and keep it beside her all day. Now she just picks it up whenever she wants it and drinks! Still spills a bit but hey, vast improvement and I know she will be a pro soon. Thanks again. X

Natasha - posted on 11/24/2009

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I seem to be getting a response from just putting some water into the sippy cup you could try that

Jules - posted on 11/21/2009

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For us, we're starting to get her used to the sippy cup nipple slowly. Sometimes she ends up with milk all over her, but I have noticed that if I give it to her for her first feeding in the morning (when she is REALLY hungry) that she tends to spill/spit out less...

Melissa - posted on 11/20/2009

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I have also seen the Nuby beakers you were talking about this week in a Wilkinson's store so you could also try there...

Natasha - posted on 11/20/2009

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Try the 360 degree sip cup....it is made in the UK....stunning! It looks like a cut with a lid no spout...and what is stunning NO spillage! It has handels aswell that you can remove when child gets older!!! It teaches teh child to drink correctly by sipping at the edge of the cup...! I got my daughter to drink out of a prober cup much faster....

Melissa - posted on 11/18/2009

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I got mine from a local Home Bargains store, not sure if you have one near you, it was only a couple of pounds and well worth the money :)

Kelly - posted on 11/18/2009

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Thanks guys, I have been looking at the NUBY ones and they sound great. Does anyone know where I can get them from in the UK? I have only been able to find them from the US and postage is over £20. Thanks again.

Melissa - posted on 11/17/2009

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My little girl is 7 months old now and we first tried her wth a beaker about a month and a half ago, but she didn't take to it at all and didn't realise what it was and that she had to suck it. Then about 3 weeks ago, I bought her a different beaker with a soft sucker part (like the feel of a bottle teat rather than the hard plastic ones you can get) and I have been giving her water from it now for the last 3 weeks and she has taken to it much better. She still drinks better from a bottle but she is slowly getting better at it. I think it just takes time for them to get used to a new teat, after all, if they have only had one kind for the last 6 months and then suddenly it changes, it can take a while. Good luck! :D

Elan - posted on 11/17/2009

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my daughter is 7 months old now. she has had a beaker for about 5 or 6 weeks she loves it. if you encourage your child to hold the beaker themselves it makes them feel independant then when they take a drink from it even if they spit alot out clap and say good girl. then they realise that they are doing it right. and try to give your daughter the beaker as often as possible even if it isnt meal time as she will learn what to do with it gradually, we use a beaker by NUBY the mouth piece is quite soft but not as soft as a teat. its the only one she will drink from i think it may be because the mouth piece is quite big so its easy to latch onto. also just remember it takes time like you said and your child has to get used to the flow of the beaker. good luck x

Charlotte - posted on 11/16/2009

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I give my boys a sippy cup of water after solids cause I find they are thirsty then. Then when they crack it I give them a normal bottle with water. I think the more you offer it to them the easier it gets. Well that has worked for me.

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