sippy cups? when is it okay to give them one.

Tonya - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My son is alittle of 6 months old. I have been giving him a sippy cup with juice and sometimes with his formula in it. He does great with it. I watch him close, to make sure he isn't choking on it, cause it come out faster then his bottle, but my husband thinks it is to soon to give him a sippy cup. I just want to know what everone thinks?

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Nicole - posted on 06/11/2010

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We have used a sippy cup since Taine was around 5 1/2 months. We use cool boiled water in it. The sippy we have has a valve so that the water will only come out if he sucks on it, so no mess while he was getting used to the idea.

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Alesia - posted on 07/06/2010

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I have been breastfeeding my 6 month old and have given her bottles only when necessary. My doctor also said to try the sippy cup and she has been doing great with it. I have only gave her water in it cuz my doctor recommended to wait on juice until about 9 months. He also recommended to use a sippy cup as much as possible to get her off a bottle sooner.

Jamie - posted on 07/01/2010

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I actually read an article recently in a parenting magazine regarding this. The article states that they can be introduced to babies just before they turn 6months,because 6months is the recommended age to start sippy cups. :)

Jamara - posted on 07/01/2010

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it depends.... he has developed a great skill of lifting it himself, but I still help when he is sitting straight up..

Vicki - posted on 06/29/2010

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We've been trying the sippy cup with 1/2 juice, 1/2 water since Parker was about 5 months. I have to fill it up really full in order for him to be able to get any fluid since it requires him to tilt his head back. Are you having your baby hold it himself or are you holding it for him and feeding as if it were a bottle?

Jamara - posted on 06/29/2010

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Well, my 6mon. old will not even take a bottle...it is strictly breast, cups,and straws... so I don't think it is too soon, and his Dr. says its great, so it is an easier transition....so I root for cups......

Michelle - posted on 06/29/2010

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i have been giving my son one for a couple months now, he seems to drool alot of it out but he loves it! he does a better job holding his cup than his bottle.

Doneisha - posted on 06/28/2010

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I just got BJ a sippy cup and he is 6 months. I would have thought it too early also, except he keep taking Issy's cup and was drinking from it just fine. At least we know he will be easier to wean. Every baby advances in his own rite. I have 5 and every one of them achieved milestones differently.

Jessica - posted on 06/27/2010

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my daughter will be 6 months on the 29th. I just bought a sippy cup this weekend! I put a little water in it, and she seems to be doing well with it so far! :)

Holly - posted on 06/27/2010

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I thought about that too... we only give her 1 oz jucie to 3 oz water she seems to like it ok.

Emma - posted on 06/27/2010

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Abby has a sippy cup with 1/2 apple juice and 1/2 water. Its great for them to try new things, and she loves it! My only concern is the amount of sugar in the juice! :)

Holly - posted on 06/26/2010

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We started the sippy cup at about 4 mos old when we started giving her baby food. She LOVES it. We gave her the NUK learner sippy and it has worked well. We give her watered down juice. My other half was really worried about giving her the sippy cup as well. But he soon realized that she loves it I guess it makes her feel independent!!

Mandie - posted on 06/24/2010

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I just started my 6 month old daughter on the sippy cup, but she doesn't really like it with the lid on. She would rather just drink straight out of the cup!! One less thing to wean is never a problem though :)

Tracie - posted on 06/20/2010

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He is just fine! ;-D We do the same with our 6 month old......and we did the same for our teenagers too! ;-D

Tashia - posted on 06/16/2010

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I have been giving Aiden a sippy cup with water for about a month. At his last appt the Dr said I could try at about 5 months. He's not a pro yet but he enjoys it!! When he started hanging on to his little bottle is when I bought one of those trainer sippy cups.

Maggie - posted on 06/15/2010

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mine was 4.5 months, he has never really liked the bottle but loves the sippy cup. We have one of the nube ones that have the soft sipper so liquid only comes out as the baby presses down on it and only a small amount will come out each time.

Nicole - posted on 06/11/2010

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My daughters pediatrician, at her 6 month check-up, said to start introducing her to the sippy cup. He said not to push it, but give it to her whenever possible and if she takes it great, if she doesnt, then its ok, but as its offered to her she will get used to the idea and possibly have her off the bottle before she is even a year. He said the sooner shes off the bottle, the better it will be.

Mindy - posted on 06/11/2010

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My doctor suggested trying it at Madeline's 6 month apt. I'd been giving her one occasionally since 5 months. :) She does great overall, but still needs help sometimes. I have given her water, watered down juice, and even formula in it. Usually just a bit of water with her meals though.

Darlene - posted on 06/11/2010

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I give my son water in a sippy cup. He's not doing great with it yet, but we try. I'm not a fan of juice personally. My 2 year old still gets it watered down. Once we start whole milk at a year, he'll get that in a sippy cup only, no bottle.

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I think all depends on the parents and how your son does with it. My son is 5 1/2 month and my husband and I gave him a NUK sippy cup with some juice in it and he did amazing with it so we only use it when we give him juice and when he has a formula we just normally do a bottle.

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