Need advise on sippy cups.

Jennifer - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My daughter will not take a sippy cup. She refuses to even look at it. I try to show her how to use it and she shuts her mouth tight and shakes her head. So then I tried to just let her play with it and she just throws it down. I tried putting apple juice, formula and even plain water in the cup and it doesn't matter. Please tell me what you are trying.

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Jeannette - posted on 02/19/2010

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My 10 month old son refused a sippy in the beginning but I tried the kind that have a straw and he loves it.

Iza - posted on 02/19/2010

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i had the same problem, but my daughter drank from regular cups when she would see me and my hubby drink.. so i took a drink from her opened cup then let her drink too and then i showed her that i was putting the lid on it and she took it!.. i was so surprised, i didn't expect it to work, but it did.. i'm not saying that yours will, but it's something you could try..

Kelly - posted on 02/19/2010

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NUBY sippy cup! Amazing! If my babies teeth are hurting she wont entertain her normal sippy cup but the nuby one she loves as she can drink and chew at the same time. LOVE IT!!! Toys r us sell them.

Ajia - posted on 02/18/2010

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My daughter won't hold her own bottle, so when it came to the sippy cup she wanted me to tip it up and down for her every time she wanted a drink. She refused to do it herself. So I started giving her a straw, and now she drinks out of a bottle sometimes, and a cup with a straw.

Jennifer - posted on 02/17/2010

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Thank you for all the advice. She does have teeth and she is bottle fed (tongue tied and couldn't breast feed). The very first time I tried with a Nuby cup she drank from it, but since then has completely refused even when I tried other cups. I think I might try the straw ones or just a regular cup. I will let you know how it goes.

Leah - posted on 02/17/2010

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Well lucky for me I didn't have any problems with the sippy cup. I give my daughter the one with the straw....I don't like what the other one's teach ( had a hard time teach my oldest that she couldn't just tip up a regular cup without it spilling everywhere. One suggestion is to fill the cup up with juice and leave it in her sight and maybe if she gets curious enough she will go over and try it. Good luck!

Gina - posted on 02/16/2010

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Don't know, but maybe something to transition her will help. When we are out and about I am always using a water bottle and my son always wants to play with it and pretend he is using it too. We got these "sippy" water bottles that are very similar to mine. He loves them. Just a thought. Good luck.

ALEXIA - posted on 02/15/2010

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with my daughter i used the nuby sippy cup with the soft tip and it was totally fine and i switched when she got the hang of it to a hard spout. With my son his preschool started giving him the basic sippys the reuseable one and he took it fine..just keep trying and hopefully she will take to it:)

Marta - posted on 02/15/2010

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Some babies just go from bottle to regular cup. I would try giving her some juice or water from a bottle cap (water bottle of pop bottle) or from a plastic children's cup. You'll have to hold the cap or cup but at least she'll learn how to adjust her mouth to using a regular cup. I have the same problem with my daughter and that's what I did one day, she didn't see anyone else drinking from a sippy cup but her brothers, daddy and I all drink from regular glasses.

Amy - posted on 02/15/2010

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Try the nuby cups with a straw. My 10 month old likes those much better than the sippy cups. He just plays with the sippy cup, but will readily drink from the straw.

Michele - posted on 02/15/2010

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Hi Jennifer,

We love the Tommee Tippee trainer/sippy cups. You can get them at Babies R Us. The trainer cup is small with handles that are easy for the baby to hold. They are also truly leak proof. We tried the Nuby one, and my daughter would wind up with water all down the front of her bib. The first time she used Tommee Tippee, she actually drank the water! We have since moved on to a straw cup, and have had the same great success. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 02/15/2010

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Haha I am laughing because we have a whole shelf of sippys that our son tried and didn't really like! It really seems like trial and error but what has worked really well for us are the ones with straws. He learned a straw really quick (I like to drink frequently from one so I started letting him try mine from a regular cup of my water first, my mom said I mastered it really young so I thought I'd give it a try) he was really interested in what I was drinking so he tried right away. That was when he was 6 months old, now he will take anything you put in the straw sippy. I think it is easier because they don't have to actually tip the cup back like you have to do with most sippys, they can just hold it straight and sip. We are still working on getting him to try to use other cups (LOL hoping all those different cups will actually go to use at some point!) but for now it works for us! We like the Munchkin ones with flip tops that cover the straw here is the link to amazon's description. We've bought ours at Target and our local grocery store.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QXC...

Caitlyn - posted on 02/14/2010

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nuby makes a bottle with handels that i introduced to my daughter first it helps getting them used to the handels i got it at CVS then i slowly got her using a sippy cup.

Nadine - posted on 02/14/2010

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My son is 10 months and just recently started using one, I have also tried 3 or 4 different kinds basically he would just chew on it, the I found one made by Nuby and it has a silicone spout just like a bottle which he was used too, so he took to that one better. Has she used a bottle or is she breastfed, my boy used both. Since he had bottles before he was used to that material. Here it is..www.gizmosforbabies.com/.../nuby-soft-sippy-cup/

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When I introduced the sippy cup to my son, he threw it on the floor & wanted nothing to do with it at 7 months. But his routine then was to get 3 oz of formula after his meals & he would cry for it if I didn't give it to him fast enough. So I started giving it to him in a cup once a day & kept trying, one day he finally accepted it. Today I got him to drink his formula from it twice, that was pretty great. Definately keep trying & also try different ones.

Because James only gets the cup with a few oz, I have to help him tip it back, I don't like to put more than that in it because he doesn't sip it unless there is only water in it, he also guzzles it if juice is in it, but he also only gets 2oz of that at a time.

They recommend children being off the bottle by a year old, but we all know that kids progress differently & some just aren't ready when others are!

Teresa - posted on 02/14/2010

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Does she have teeth yet? Both my kids wouldn't use cups till their top teeth came in or at least the plastic ones. They sometimes tried the nubbies. I think it hurt their gums at first/

Kerry - posted on 02/13/2010

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my lil boy wont have a sippy cup he will use apropper plastic cup alo there is a realy good cup i think its spelt douily cup not 2 sure some1 on here might no what i mean and give u the right spelling but i think they r realy gud. the dentist told me that sippy cups r just as bad as bottles r when the child gets a lil older. how old is your daughter my son is 9 months and lvs big cups u just have 2 sit with her as they tend 2 tip the whole cup up.

Laura - posted on 02/13/2010

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We didn't have that much of an argument when we first introduced one, but it did take a while to find the "right one" that he liked to drink from and could easily figure out. Once he got comfortable with one kind, I slowly started introducing other types. We have 4 different ones. He still has two he perfers over the others.



This link is to the cup that he REALLY likes. http://www.booninc.com/fluid.html

It's easy to use, to clean and pretty cheap.

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