Sippy cup yet?

Marcie - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 67 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if any of you have tried your little one on a sippy cup yet? If so, what kind? If not, when will you try? I tried my daughter on one today and she had two ounces of juice out of it. She held it by herself and loved it!

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Lisa - posted on 03/08/2010

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My daughter was born on 27th Sept, so has just gone 5mths and she has been using a nuby cup, soft teat, from 7 weeks of ages with water in it. We live in Australia and it was very hot so added the water as couldnt keep up with the feeding at times and at least then someone else could give her a drink, and i didn't have to feed every hour or so. She loves it, and she knows that its water and always feeds of me when she needs comforting or when hungry, she also has her cup when she has her solids. Hope that helps Marcie.

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Linda - posted on 03/26/2010

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I waited till my 2 boys were a yr old (on whole milk) before I gave them one.It was ans easy transition with my oldest, but with my middle child it was alot harder. With my daughter I'm going to try the transition earlier if possible. I plan on using water to get her started, but I have to wait till she can hold her bottle first! She's a preemie so I'm not sure how old she will be. She's starting to try to hold it now so it may be soon. I'm going to use the nuby sippy cups with the soft spouts then work my way to regular sippy cups. I know some moms have started their babies as young as 3 months old!

Mary - posted on 03/26/2010

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We just started using the straw sippy cup! It's rubber and she loves it. I just put some bottled water in there and let her drink it while I'm feeding her baby food. The meat is really dry so she enjoys it. It took about 3 days to get the hang of it. Someone said that if you use a straw it's better for their speech once they are older! My daughter was 6 months on the 24th of March!

Brandi - posted on 03/26/2010

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we tried our twins with it. we put some formula in it and they will drink about two ounces before getting irritated with it.

Dana - posted on 03/26/2010

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I was told that when you start giving your baby juice to give it in a sippy cup and not a bottle. I gave my lil one juice in it after I got the ok at his 6 month check-up. I bought the NUK brand that has a handle on each side and is spillproof. It's easy for him to hold and he loves it!

Karen - posted on 03/26/2010

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My 7mth old won't take a bottle & I've tried every type. A few weeks ago I gave him a NUK sippy cup and he holds it by the handles and will occasionally drink from it. I love this cup, it's small and it doesn't leak!

Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2010

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I try fight after all fruits and veggies are tried, And before meat's. I found that easier with my oldest and have done the same with my youngest. I get the cups at walmart with the soft nipple and then at 8 or 9 months I will try the harder ones

Whitney - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son loves his sippy cup! I use the born free one that came with the bottles. The handles are easy for him to hold and does it by himself in the high chair. I just put some water in it. I only give it to him when I feed him baby food and let him have some drinks to wash it down.

Bridget - posted on 03/25/2010

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I started the sippy cup for my daughter who refused to drink from a bottle. She was exclusively breastfed so the doctor suggested just skipping bottles and giving her a sippy cup. She didnt know how to suck on most sippy cups but the Nuby brand trainers were awesome. She doesnt need to suck as much and if she bites the cup allows some liquid in her mouth. It worked like a charm. I give her water mostly.

Sarah - posted on 03/24/2010

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after reading some nice replies, i think i will be trying some time this month with my son. see how he does with some water in a sippy cup. my guess is that he will chew away at it, lol.

Arin - posted on 03/24/2010

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I read that you should try to get them to drink from a regular little cup first, otherwise you'll have problems getting them from sippy cup to a regular cup later on. I haven't tried a sippy cup yet, but my son, Jackson, does well with a little cup. I give him apple or pear juice and he's really gotten the hang of it.

Michelle - posted on 03/24/2010

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my daughter is 6.5 months, will drink out of anything! lol she loves her bottle but like to try and drink like a big girl. willingly to drink from bottle, sippy cup, straw, or even mommys glass when she can get her hands on it. i try to keep her on the bottle or a sippy cup at the most.

Jodie - posted on 03/24/2010

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I was just asking my Dr this the other day, She told me to look up sippy cups and speech. They are showing that some cups are playing a active role in speech delays ? They do have sites with reccomended cups tho!

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I tried my son at 5 months with a simple easy flow cup out of asda he was not sure at first bu then got used it now he can hold and drink just needs to learn tip it :D my daughter was amazing she went straight on to bottles dead easy. x

Ali - posted on 03/22/2010

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I gave my son one when he was 4 months old. I just gave it 2 him to play around with. Well he could use it than!! I just put water in his, and sometimes a lil bit of juice/water. He uses the Nuk, and does pretty good with it!

Perri - posted on 03/21/2010

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I fill my sons with cooled boiled water. Once he could hold onto things I gave him a 2 handled sippy cup, he loves it. He's never had a bottle as he's still on breast milk, but I don't give juice as it can be really harmful for their growing teeth. I did exaclty the same with my eldest daughter, now she has a 1/4 of apple juice in the morning with breakfast, and water for the rest of the day, aside from a glass of milk at dinner. The no bottle was great as it was a habit I didn't have to break. She loves her water, so I'm glad I stuck to my guns! I guess once she starts going to school some habits wont stick, but whilst I can control it I will!! Goodluck!

Spencer - posted on 03/21/2010

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My son just started out on a sippy cup. It's called a learning cup so the part he drinks out of is rubber like a nipple.

Kayla - posted on 03/21/2010

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i tried my son on a sippy cup he is six months he still doesnt like it but i show it to him everyday its one with handles... it will say six months on the tag when you buy it...

Victoria - posted on 03/21/2010

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I started my son on juices but through a bottle, I tried giving him a sippy cup but he still can't hold it on his own so I am going to wait a couple of more weeks.

Sagan - posted on 03/16/2010

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my little guy tried his first sippy three days ago.. he wasnt to sure about it at first but now he knows it holds good stuff in it (juice) lol he now loves it!!

Emma - posted on 03/16/2010

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I've been offering water to my son in a beaker after a meal or sometimes during the meal. My helath visitor advised me to use a free flowing beaker as then he will learn to reglate the amount of fluid he is taking with out having to suck to to get it. I find he will only take a few sips, but it is all good practise.

AMY - my friend is experiencing exactly the same problem as you, i know she said she can get her daughter to drink a bottle if someone else gives it to her, as she associates mummy with being breast fed, but it isnt easy bottle feeding her. She tends to do the same as you.

AMY - posted on 03/14/2010

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I find the tommy teat close to nature brand good as my son is 5.5 months and wont take a bottle so i have one that he can chew on other wise i breast feed i've tryed all bottles and can't get him to drink out of one any suggestions

Mila - posted on 03/12/2010

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My little one is 6 months and hates her sippy cups. She would much rather drink out of a grown up glass or cup. She of course cant hold the cup on her own but it is the only way she will actually drink water or juice.

Rachel - posted on 03/12/2010

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We started our son who was born 09/03/09 with a sippy cup, he loves it, I think he likes the part where he gets the juice out to naw on for his little teethes! LOL! But I usualluy give him some juice diluted once a day in his sippy cup.

Yun - posted on 03/12/2010

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Definitely no juice at this age. We didn't start giving my older son juice until he was over a year and we always dilute it (still do and he's 2 years old). There is way too much sugar in juice. Most high quality juices even have 25 grams of sugar per adult serving!

I think experimenting with a sippy cup at this age is a little young, maybe wait another month or two. If you are going to experiment, then make sure baby isn't getting too much milk. You certainly don't want them filling up on water when they still need the majority of their nutrients from breastmilk/formula.

Michelle - posted on 03/12/2010

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i started trying my daughter on a sippy cup at 5 in a half months. it was suggested by plunket at 5 months. she uses a nubby cup but i still have to hold it for her and she uses one at childcare too, her teachers tell me

Jodie - posted on 03/12/2010

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I've started my little boy on a sippy cup. I put sterilsed water in his. Nuby is the best brand for them.

Antwoinette - posted on 03/12/2010

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I started out with the Nuby sippy cup. My son had a lot of trouble holding it because it was so heavy. I also had a problem with the silicone top, it seemed like the air didn't vent the way it should, so the top would get sucked down into the cup once he drank out of it. I decided to try a different one and went with the Gerber starter cups. They're much lighter and have a hard, rubber coated top rather than silicone. My son does great with that one. I give him a 50/50 mix of juice and water.

Mary - posted on 03/12/2010

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oh goodness.. i haven't introduced the sippy cup yet at all and my girl will be 6 months on the 24th! Guess I better start..

Alana - posted on 03/12/2010

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My twin boys were born 5 weeks early and they are barely holding their own bottles at this point. I haven't even considered sippy cups yet.

Bridget - posted on 03/12/2010

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My daughter refuses the bottle so I started sippy cups at about 4 1/2 months. I put water in it, and Ive tried a little forumla too. I know youre not supposed to give them juice or milk for a few months yet so these seemed the best bet. We use Nuby sippy cups, and she loves them. She doesnt drink that well yet but she bites and sucks a little and will take about an ounce. She LOVES holding the handles and doig it herself.

Shekella - posted on 03/12/2010

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I plan to start introducing a sippy cup to my son next week when he turns 6 months and will only put water in it.

Erica - posted on 03/11/2010

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Hi... I actually tried my daughter on a sippy cup today too.. she had her 6 month check up yesterday and her dr. told me I could start.. she hated it!! she kept gagging herself.. I am thinking maybe the nipple is too big? She is very picky with her bottles will only use the same type of nipple that she has been since she was born. I think I might have a problem with switching her over.. What type of sippy cup did you try?

Melissa - posted on 03/11/2010

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I've tried it... she knows what she must do with it, but is more interested in playing with it... I think i'll give a go again next month.

Michelle - posted on 03/11/2010

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My son is 24 weeks old and we just started introducing one. we are using the dr. brown's one with handles on the side and it is a soft spout. we fill it with a few ounces of water.

Brooke - posted on 03/11/2010

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We have tried a sippy cup with water in it. I can't remember the brand, but it was one at Target. I want to say it was the Munchkin brand. He loved it!

Lacy - posted on 03/11/2010

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I tryed my son on it when he was about 5 months he hated it but he gets mad if his drinks dont come out fast enough

Desiree - posted on 03/11/2010

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I started with a cup about two weeks ago. The cup was given to me by my WIC assistant. It has a nozzle that can be pushed in when not is use and popped open when being used. It has no built in blocker so it will spill if not monitored. The assistant told me it is best when introducing the cup, especially if you have been nursing, to introduce a cup without a suction top. Stay away from any sort of cup that requires them to suck like they would while nursing. It is less confusing for the baby and they adapt faster to swallowing with the mouth instead of trying to suck the solids down. We just introduced the cup so, it has been okay so far. We don't give straight juice, we dilute it with water. He really does well,we just taking it slow. We want him to get use to holding his cup so when it isn't been drank from we let him handle it. We are just now introducing solids too. So, his curiosity has helped him start to adapt to these new feeding methods. His cup is really cute, it says, "milk is from my mommy and juice is from me cup." I wish you the best as you start your adventures with the cup.

Rebel - posted on 03/10/2010

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Havent yet. I'm not rushing anything this time around. He is my last baby and I want to enjoy it cause it goes by tooooo fast! I introduced them around 6 months with my 2 daughters. Noah born 9/12 hasnt figured out he can hold his own bottle. he puts his hands on it but doesnt lift it up!

Christianne - posted on 03/10/2010

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I was don't by my maternal and child health nurse to give them a sippy cup with water in it every time you give them solid foods to help wash it down with. Although at the same time I was told to introduce a normal cup to him as it is similar to breast feeding where a sippy cup is similar to drinking from a bottle

Catherine - posted on 03/10/2010

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We skipped the "sippy" part and went straight to the open cup. He's been mouthing adult cups/mugs for weeks (empty--I'll let him try when I've finished the tea or water) and seems to have the knack of it. He doesn't drink a lot this way but gets a few sips each time and seems to like that he's using the same cup that we use. He wants to hold it himself, but that's not in the cards just yet!

Lizzie - posted on 03/10/2010

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my daughter was born Sept. 15 and I started giving her one every once in awhile about a month ago! she holds it by herself and does great with it...we started her out with the Nuby sippy cup because its not as big as some others and the tip is really soft...she does great with it!

Gretchen - posted on 03/10/2010

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I started giving my baby water with a splash of apple juice at about 5 months. Now, at 6 months, he is drinking from the sippy cup on his own. Good luck!

Kristy - posted on 03/10/2010

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My 5 1/2 month old has been using a sippy cup with his lunch for about a week now, he took to it like a fish in water. I'm hoping it's a sign it will be easy taking the bottle out of the picture.

Kassi - posted on 03/10/2010

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i have been letting my son use one 4 almost a month. i found one that u can use from birth up. it has 3 diff nipples that come with it. one that is just like their bottles. one that is like most sippy cups u see. and the other one is like a straw. but all of them r non spill and i have found they really work!

Twiggy - posted on 03/10/2010

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i read somewhere that it's better to get your baby used to a cup, skipping the sippie cup phase, so that they don't end up sipping and chewing all day, which will hurt their teeth. so i'm getting my LO to play around a bit with her cup (which was originally a sippie cup, but i removed the top), and it's so funny when she puts her to her mouth and liquid touches her lips, she does that funny face! Anyway, good luck!

Bev - posted on 03/10/2010

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we just started since he is eating solids, and only water, I am also not a fan of giving babies juice, whats the point, my sister in laws kid drinks 3-4 bottles of juice a day, then she has to change her diaper almost every hour, she also drinks juice to go to bed, that is a good way to rot teeth. we use the nuby sippy cup with the soft top, he mostly just chews on it but he gets some water at the same time

Beth - posted on 03/10/2010

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I have tried a sippy cup recently, I use the Avent trainer sippy cup. It went okay but it flows a lot faster then my breast does obviously so she choked a bit. And I am not a fan of juice for babies so I just gave a little bit of water.

Sarah - posted on 03/09/2010

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I got my son the NUK training cup and put an ounce each of water and juice to get him used to the sippy cup when we're on the run. At meals I do the same mix in an open cup to get him to drink that way too. Now that he's six months, it recommend to start introducing cups to prepare for weaning off bottles. His ped told me today he can have 2-6 ounces of juice through 9 months of age.

Kati - posted on 03/09/2010

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I started giving my son a sippy cup to play with and learn how to hold it, but he just cracks himself in the head with it. LOL We will take some time and try again.

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