How did you get your used to a sippy cup and are food ?
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Sandra - posted on 08/28/2010
i started the sippy cup at 5 and a half months with just water. Now she hates sippy cups since I introduced the straw sippy...she finds it MUCH easier to drink from the straw sippy...and when I am drinking from a straw she looks so proud to be drinking the same way mommy does.
as for food since the beginning she wanted NOTHING to do with being spoon fed. she is VERY indepandant when it comes to food....she feeds herself and will never eat from a spoon, unless I put something on the spoon so she can take it and feed herself.
her FAV foods at the moment are...
her fav dinners are...
squash risotto balls (I make risotto rice then add mashed squash and a few breadcrumbs and form in small balls then bake)
homemade baked mac'n'cheese (make the pasta and then make the cheese sauce by boiling milk then make a rue which is equal parts margarine and flour which you heat up...then slowly add the milk to the rue after the milk has boiled, whisking it so there is no lumps then add in your cheese which will melt.... add the pasta to the cheese sauce and mix it up..put it in a casserole dish and bake for 30-40 mins. )
"burgers and fries" (I will take lean ground turkey or lean ground chicken and make tiny meatballs...I will usually add a veggie to the meatball... and I will cut fry size pieces of sweet potato and bake until soft.) She will eat this when mommy and daddy are pigging out on real burgers and fries.
there are too many things to list, but those are a few of her fav dinners
If your daughter is like mine, and wants to feed themself, I know it can be tricky to give them foods, and I have found that bigger pieces of food usually work better, because she can hold it easier.
Examples... If I give her a peach I will give her half a peach with the skin on..she will be able to hold the skin because the flesh is too slippery, and she can eat the flesh and always spits the skin out.
Same with Avocado and watermelon and cantaloupe , I will give her a piece with the skin on so she can hold it easier.
good luck, keep trying.
Kimberly - posted on 08/28/2010
We use the Nubys. They have soft spouts like her bottle. We just left where she was playing an eventually she just started drinking out of it. We use it for water. I found te kid with a handle on either side worked best at first. Now she uses either the one with or without handles.
Sharon - posted on 08/28/2010
My guy has hardly any interest in a sippy cup. He'll have a couple of sips, but that's it, and won't hold it himself. We've tried so many different types and it's the same result with them all :-( A regular cup on the other hand, he loves, and is fabulous at drinking out if it, although I do hold it with him.
As for food, ummm, he loved it from the start so we didn't really need to do anything special there.
Amy - posted on 08/19/2010
i started giving my son a sippy very early but not until 9 months did he actual start doing really well and soon as he turned 10 months I just completely took the bottles away and he hasnt had one since and doesnt seem to pay attention get him one that has a rubber top like the bottle and that way its not a big surprise going from rubber to plastic hard tops good luck!
Andrea - posted on 08/19/2010
The only kind of sippy my son would take is the Nuby with the straw and he does really well with that one. As far as the food goes, I have no idea...mine doesn't want to eat much either. Oh, and as far as sippies goes, he basically just wants water in it. He doesn't want milk from anything except me!
Sharon - posted on 08/18/2010
i started giving frankie his cup at six mts with his meals every meal and now at 10 mts he is totally bottle free and has been for mts. also the ones with the handles seem to work a lot better i started with the nuk beginner now he uses anycup
Lisa - posted on 08/18/2010
I started Tiff with a sippy cup at 6 mths old with water. She had little sips than. Tiff is now 10 mths old and loves having milk out of her cup at breakfast and has a little bit of water at dinner time. I use a sippy cup with handles to engourage her to grip it. I also pretended to drink out of it which she found funny and copied.
Kaity - posted on 08/18/2010
I am struggling with the same thing. About once or twice a day give them there formula or juice in the sippy cup first. Let them suck on it a little. They will not like it but just try. If they get to fussy put it in a bottle. My Son will take it every now and then. Once they take it a couple of times introduce it at every meal.
Tabitha - posted on 08/18/2010
i gave him a cup at 6 months but he didnt want it and didnt get the concept to hold it up to get something out of it his dr. recommended a sippy cup with a straw and he loves it. he is breastfed but he will drink water out of his cup. i am also having trouble get my LO to eat solids he keeps going through spurts where he will only bf but he enjoys eating little bites off of our plate but wont eat baby food anymore.
April - posted on 08/17/2010
He used to do really good with sippy cups but after being sick for awhile we had to start over. Get some different brands and see what works for your little one.
Some that Thomas really likes are the Nuby ones it has a soft spout and Aveeno, also has a soft spout but is harder to clean, more parts. The plus on that one though is that is has measurement markings on it.
Also, instead of giving him milk in the sippy cup, give him something different like water or juice. I don't know why but that helps.
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Christy - posted on 08/17/2010
I started when mine was about 6-7 months old, i started by putting milk in the sippy and helping him then he started doing it on his own. now food i started him on it about 6 months old and i have had no problems with him eating so no real help there!!