What type of sippy cup do you use?

Sarah - posted on 09/22/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )

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Help! I'm having the hardest time getting my son to drink from a sippy cup! We've been trying for awhile now, but he still wants his bottle. I have tried FIVE different types of sippy cups...a trainer cup, a hard spout type, two different soft spout types, one with a straw, AND we've tried just a regular cup. He will NOT drink from them & I don't know what to do! What type of sippy cup has worked for your LO? Anyone have any suggestions for me?

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Ashley - posted on 09/24/2010

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I just got my little boy a cup that has three different stages....the first is like the bottle nipple the second is a step up from the nipple than the third is a regular sippy top. My boy just gave up the bottle yesterday!!!!! Dont stress your LO will do it when hes ready....that was the hardest part for me but its sooooo true. Just keep offering it to him and let him do it on his own. We also would jump around and clap and give kisses when he would drink....just so he would get excited. Hope this helps!

Tiffany - posted on 09/22/2010

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Whatever you do dont give him one with a stopper. I tried 5 diferent ones as well and my daughter couldnt get anything out of them. The ones with soft tops you have to squeeze a certain way to make the littlest bit come out, the hard ones with stoppers, the stopper stopped all of it, not just most of it. So what we use now didnt even come with a stopper, its just a spout with a little hole. We also use a nubby cup with no stopper.
Test them and see if hes getting anything out, if not then thats why he doesnt like them, they are pointless! Lol.
Hope it helps!

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Heather - posted on 10/10/2010

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We went through this too and the best kind we found was the brand Nubby. They have a bigger sylicone spout. After I gave her that one, she started drinking out of it right away. Then she drank out of regular sippy cups after that.

Tracy - posted on 10/08/2010

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i had alot of issues finding a good cup the no leak cups are so hard to get anything out of any wonder the kids throw them at us. i have found the nubby 3 stage to be the best with minimal fuss and almost no mess.

Carol - posted on 10/06/2010

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I use the Nube soft spouts for my son since they are jsut a soft as the bottle nipple but way stronger so that he cant bite thru them.

Sammi - posted on 10/05/2010

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My son is just 12 months and we are working from teats to sippy sups now!! He will happily take his water from a sippy cup but not his formula!!
We are using the attachment that links onto the Avent bottles when you take the teats out. I like that it can have the stopper in it to control the flow for only when he sucks but as he takes more in and gets older we can take it out easily. There are also sippy parts that are hard or soft depending on what bub likes.

Kylie - posted on 10/05/2010

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My daughter went straight to a tommee tippie sip cup. She refuses the suck ones but then they say they are just as bad as bottles as the sucking action is the same. Also straw cups are easy. just keep giving them during the day, Your LO will have no choice but to take from it and they will. x

Brandi - posted on 10/05/2010

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I went through the same thing with my daughter. I have so much stock invested in sippy cups right now it is pathetic...lol. The first thing I could get her to drink out of with no problems was a camel bak bottle... And you have to bite and suck at the same time to get anyting out. Then we went to the playtex clicks and now on to the playtex cool tumbler. It is more for a "2" year old, but she loves it. It took her a minute to figure out how to drink out of it, but within a few minutes she was a pro. So far so good on this one. Just in my opinion I would give him a sippy juice or water in it and let him go. Keep offering it to him through out the day, he will get thristy and decide to give it a go. Good luck with it all

Nicole - posted on 10/05/2010

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ive tried m y daughter with the playtex ones,, and she took them very well.. shes been completley off the bottle for quite sometime noww.. you should trry it... i had a hard time at firsst but then she started taking themm.. soo give it a try!!

Amanda - posted on 10/04/2010

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Idk wat to really reccomend. My son had no problem going from the bottle to the cup.. I started him at 6 months I would put water in a bottle and started giving him stuff in the soft sippy cup. bottles are not in sight they are put away so that's all he knows now is sippy cups and he drink out of a straw too. (so if we forget his cup no biggie) lol.. he just turned 12 months on the 13th of September.. and we are expecting another any time now so that's mainly why I introduced him to cups (so he wouldn't take his sisters) so IDK really wat to say is start out giving him milk only in his bottle and everything else in the sippy cup.

Tonya - posted on 10/04/2010

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I am having the exact same problem! I talked with the pediatrician and she says he should be fine in a couple more months and to just be patient. I have also tried five or six different cups now and nothing works. I did not have this trouble with either one of my girls. I just continue to retry every few days and he seems to be 'warming up' to it slowly. Good luck!

Jaime - posted on 10/04/2010

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my son uses the nubby i believe, they are for months and they have a little spout with the 3 little holes in them. This is the only cup that my son liked out of all the ones that i bought them. They do have a stopper which he has no issue whatsoever with, and they prevent the mess when he drops or shakes the cup. another friend of mine also swears by these cups.

Jennifer - posted on 10/04/2010

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I tried ALOT of different types and the one that she loves is the Take and toss ones, they come in a 6 pack for like $5, she still loves her milk in a bottle but she drinks water from the sippy cup... its when there ready for it mostly.. goodluck!

Jennifer Ann Saunders - posted on 10/03/2010

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We started with the Pampers ones. They were a good transition from a bottle. Then to the Nuby soft tip b/c he coudlnt' suck hard enough out of the stopper ones or out of the straw ones. Once he mastered the nuby, now he drinks out of any of them and doesnt' care. Just be patient!

Bethani - posted on 10/03/2010

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i basically forced my son to drink from one. he was like ur son. i couldnt get him to drink from a sippy cup for anything. if he was thirsty, i would give him the sippy cup and now he drinks from it. i used the Nuby hard spout ones and the insulated hard spout ones. now i me and my bf are trying to get him to drink from a regular cup. hes only 12 months (13 months 10/9)

Laura - posted on 10/03/2010

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My daughter, who only had the occasional bottle, took well to the Born Free sippy cups. The top on it is soft and can be sucked on like a nipple, but is the next step up. She sometimes still uses that one, but prefers a sippy with a straw.

Anne-Marie - posted on 10/03/2010

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Its so reassuring to find out that other mothers had the same issues with finding a sippy cup they they like. I thought it was just us that were having the problem. We use the Nuby soft tip silicon ones. They're not perfect as can spill depending on what way he tilts the spout but work and he is happy drinking out of them. So far have only tried water from them but will be moving to have his milk from a cup rather than bottle shortly so will see how they go.

Sarah - posted on 10/02/2010

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My daughter will only drink out of the Nuk cups. She started with the trainer cups that have the top that are soft like a nipple. those were the easiest ones for her to drink from.

Deanna - posted on 10/02/2010

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My son will only drink milk out of the nuby no spill sippy cups and will only drink juice out of the hard top sippy cups.

Samantha - posted on 10/02/2010

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Iam a mommy a 3 and never found a sippy cup I really liked but I just bought a few wks ago the Tommee Tippee cups and I love them!!!! They do not leak. And right now they are buy 1 get 50% off second one.

Heather - posted on 10/01/2010

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I had the same problem with my first and she finally took to the BornFree trainer sippy. This was well after her first birthday, mind you. I tried and tried before that (falling under the pressure of people - including physicians - saying you should get your child off the bottle by one year). Finally, I just thought, what's the big deal? She's not going to be drinking from a bottle when she's 10. If this is something that brings her comfort and in the scheme of things, it's only going to last a little while, who cares? Especially since breast feeding until 2 is encouraged, I didn't see what the big deal was if she was using a bottle past 1. Anyway, I backed off and just kept introducing it to her and when she was ready, she made the switch. Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 10/01/2010

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When we switched our son to a sippy we started with a trainer cup that had a soft spout then went to the hard tipped ones, our daughter we switched over the same way when she tried to drink from her brothers cup. My advise if make sure you find one with a slower flow for training with a stopper so that it doesn't get out to fast, but with my son,he had bitten the nipple of the bottle so it flowed faster and thats what he wanted his cup to do. I would say check how fast the bottle goes and look for a cup with the same size hole so it will be about the same speed

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2010

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the nubby cups have a soft silicone tip that is unique in the fact that it has no stopper but it also doesn't spill. They use very much the same action as drinking from a bottle so it transitions easilly. I had my son on this cup by six months and now that he is one he can drink from anything.

Heather - posted on 10/01/2010

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nubby, my daughter is 1 and has been off the bottle for months already, the nubby is great!

Shylene - posted on 09/30/2010

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honestly, what i did because my daughter refused to drink from a sippy cup of any sort but WOULD drink from a regular cup, i put some iced tea in it, and that was a bad idea because it makde her poops really runny and bad diaper rash but anyway, ever since then she brings the sippy cup with her anywhere and it only has regular water in it. just start with something really delisious till he gets used to the cup, then switch to something more healthy like mnilk or water. worked for me because yea she hated them but if that doesnt work, just keep trying and eventually he will try it. maybe drink out of it yourself to show him that its what adults do and he should want to coppy you. hope that helps!

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My daugter wanted to drink out of our cups. We knew then she needed to start with a sippy cup. I bought a no leak no spill cup with the stopper and handle. And she seems to like it. She's one and has two teeth coming in so I bought the soft spout. She acts grown for a 1 year old.

Krys - posted on 09/30/2010

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I also went thur quite a few..HATED the ones with the no leak spout..they leaked or U have to suck hard one them..He couldnt do straws...So I trued Born Free cups. Ive only seen them at WalGreens for 10.99....I SWEAR by them..They are the easiest transition cup Ive ever seen....Easy to drink out of..easy to hold, no leaks, soft spout, easy to clean....I LOVE them!!! Its the only kind I use now even thou they are pricey I found they were worth the investment FOR US!!! Good Luck to U and keep us posted on how things are going!! :)

Maggie - posted on 09/30/2010

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My son uses the no spill soft tip nubby ones. He did want anything to do with it for my husband and i but was doing it for the sitter so we kept at it always offer it. leave it on the floor while he plays eventually he will take it when hes ready just like walking and crawling its when he wants to do it. Best of luck.
Oh if you know other kids who are drinking sippy cups have your son around them while there drinking theres he might want to try it then..

Tranda - posted on 09/30/2010

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My son was picking with sippy cups too. I found the Nubby soft tops were the ones he liked the best. He will not take the plastic ones and the ones with straw he seemed to spit out as much as he would swallow.

Kimberly - posted on 09/30/2010

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After tons of failures in this department we swear by the Nuby sippy. It has a soft straw and a straw that goes into the cup, so it is more a straw then a tilt back and sip cup. You do have to squeeze the soft straw part to open it and get stuff out (like a beach ball nozel) but my daughter figured that out right away. Now she can drink out of a regular straw!

Tiffany - posted on 09/30/2010

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Nuby. both the sippy style and the sport bottle style. it's the only kind Noah will drink from.

Megan - posted on 09/29/2010

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My daughter went from a bottle to a sippy cup in ONE day! After trying a couple times beforehand & couldnt really suck from it. She went straight to it that one day of just giving it to her with her normal regular milk in it. And I brung home a milkshake one day and gave her a little from the other end of the straw & of course she was fussing for more and more. And so I just kinda tryed to get her to suck from the straw and again went straight to it, Im guessing b/c of the milkshake. So try something you know your son will absolutley love, it just may work!! Good Luck!!!

Katie Ryan - posted on 09/29/2010

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i HATED this reply with my first son, but now having my second (and i'm sure moms with more than that have even better advice) it makes no difference what kind of cup you buy, he will drink when he is ready. my first didn't drink out of one until 14 months old, and we had every type imaginable, my second picked up a straw sippy (his older brother's) at 11 months and has been rocking out ever since. Side note - my pediatrician said there is some sort of link between straw sucking and developing mouth muscles for talking. Although with how much my older one sings and talks, i'm not sure if i want to encourage it :) (just kidding!)

Stephanie - posted on 09/29/2010

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My little one likes the munckin cups but you might want to try something with his fav cartoon charactor or let him pick one out. Allowing him the freedom to feel his is a big boy will make it seem like its more his choice than yours.

Michelle - posted on 09/27/2010

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Mine just uses a water bottle with the pop up lid/spout for water only. When it comes to milk ... he won't take anything but his baby bottle.

Kari-Anne - posted on 09/27/2010

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Or just use a cup... My boys just turned 1, and I let them drink from cups and glasses:) I don't know if you have the brand Avent, but I also use those cups and sportbottles - works just fine!!

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nuby straw cup. get it from coles. about 10 bucks at most. its got a soft straw with a good non spill system. not a stopper, its kind of a vent thingo... its the only one ive tried that isnt hard to get anything out of! the heinz one was like trying to be a vaccuum cleaner to get it out! poor kids! but nuby are great. plus the straw is detachable and you can separate the inside part of the straw too to give it a good clean.

Tiffany Lacey - posted on 09/26/2010

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We use the Tommie Tippee sport bottles. It says it is for 18+ months, but that is the only one my son will use. They still turn it up like a bottle and suck to get it out, so it is a lot like a bottle.

Angela - posted on 09/26/2010

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it took a while for my daughter to get it too, i made the mistake of giving her one of the straw cups first, so she'd never want to hold the sippy cups up high enough or want to lean her head back at all. What did it was a nuby ?sport? cup, one that had the spout in the middle and its kinda long, shaped the most like a bottle, then from there we just went to a normal nuby soft spout cup and now we use the hard spout cups with valves - much less leaks! Good luck!

Amy - posted on 09/26/2010

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just a tip for getting them to drink out of a straw cup..hold it up to ur mouth and make like a 'drinking' noise. like a slurping kind of sound or sssssssssssssss. my son didnt know how to drink from the straw but someone told me to do that and he straight away copied me and drank it..

Ashley - posted on 09/24/2010

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I tried a bunch of different ones as well. I didn't like a lot of the soft tipped ones because he couldn't bite it the right way to get anything out of it. I ended up getting him a Gerber cup with a hard tip. There is a stopper but this one he was able to work. We did recently get another one with a stopper... In which this one he couldn't get anything out of. There were a couple different ones like that. My son can't use the straw cups yet either so that is different with all kids.

Sarah - posted on 09/22/2010

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Thanks for the ideas! :) Tiffany, that is a good point about the stoppers. I will look into getting him one without a stopper in it, cuz that might be why he's having some trouble!

Megan - posted on 09/22/2010

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my dd doesn't care but... I have heard to find the Character (Elmo in my house) that your child likes and use that cup. My DD likes straw cups best. We started with Nubby spouts the soft kind that are like a nipple.

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