how to start your child on a sippy cup??
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Jennifer - posted on 09/05/2010
My daughter, Born Oct 24, has been using a sippy cup since about 5 months. We went through 8 or 9 different cups before we discovered which ones she liked best. So far the Nuby cups are her favorite, and I had to move her to one of the Nuby sport sippers last week. She now refuses to use anything with handles, and I think it's because she pushes down on the handles instead of tipping it up. She used to prefer a straw to the cup, but recently she's refused a straw. I think the straw was easier at first as she's breastfed.
Don't give up if he refuses a cup or two. It could take a few to find the one he'll use.
To be honest, I just left a sippy cup with water in it on the floor with all his other toys each day and he decided when he was ready to pick it up and play with it at first and then truely drink out of it. With no pressure ,he figured it out in a couple of days:-)
Mary - posted on 09/20/2010
my son was born the day before yours was and i just got him to start on the sippy cup the only way i was able to do so is by letting him watch me put soda or juice into it and then he would try the sippy. i had to get the sippy that has two handles and the kind that is similar to the bottle. the way you get the drink out of the sippy/bottle. he got upset at first and now he won't take the bottle unless he is ready for bed or laying down.
Elizabeth - posted on 09/20/2010
Ok so here goes... both of my daughters were completely off the bottle at 6 months I used the Nuby sippy cups with the soft spouts and gave them juice in the sippy cup and only gave formula in the bottle... it gets them to want the juice and get use to the sippy cup then you just start putting formula or breast milk in the sippy and it's quick and painless I guess depending on how attached he is to the bottle.
Jennifer - posted on 09/19/2010
I'm not that old, but I believe in a lot of old school ways. Try the Nuby sippy with the soft tip and use it with juice and water at first. Then when he is ready replace one bottle at a time. Start with replacing lunch bottle, then morning bottle, then night time bottle last. That's how my mom did me, I did my daughter, and now my son. It wont work until he's ready though.
Elizabeth - posted on 09/09/2010
I started my son, Lee, out on the soft tip sippy cups about at 6 months old. I am just now trying to transition him to the hard tip sippy cups because he is tearing the soft tip ones. The soft tip sippy cups from munchin are the BEST. The Nuk soft tip sippy cups leak horribly, but the munchin cups are a lot better and less leakage.
Vanessa - posted on 09/08/2010
My son was born Oct. 13. I started him on the Nuby soft sippy. I would give him his formula, but I'd have to squeeze the tip so he could get milk in his mouth & start drinking! Lol. Once he got the hang of it, that's all he used. They just have to figure out there is something good waiting in the cup!!
Donna - posted on 09/06/2010
just keep trying. my daughter was born october 21st and is just starting to get the concept of the sippy.I guess it helps that she has 2 older sisters and 2 older cousins that all drink from sippys and leave them lying around for her to just pick up and try. All I can say is just be casual with it and keep trying. he'll eventually get it
My 1o month old is completely on sippy cups now. It is a big transition but it can be done. I first got her on sippy cups by putting water in the ones with a soft spout that feel like the nipples on the bottles. I gave her the sippy cup with water during meal times and had it by her while she was playing. She first would play with it then quickly learned how to use it. It was kind of a discovery thing for her. After getting used to the water from a sippy cup I started putting formula in it once a day, then twice a day and so on and it didn't take a lot of time before she was completely on sippy cups.
Kimberly - posted on 08/28/2010
My Daughter took to the soft spout one by Nuby. I just gave it to her and at first she just played with it and now she uses it after meals for water. We still do formula in a bottle because she tends to let the water dribble out of her mouth and all over her, lol It is more for practice.
Inonge Limpo - posted on 08/28/2010
My son was born Oct 10 & i introduced a sippy cup at 6 months. In the beginning he used to chew & spit out but by time he got used to it, he loved it & wants to hold the cup on his own. I use both sippy & tit. Just be patient ur baby he will eventually like it & get used to it.
Leslie - posted on 08/27/2010
The sippy cups where the baby has to tilt there head back to get a drink never work for my LO. I bought him a cup that had a straw attached and he knew exactly what to do the first time I gave it to him. It makes since that he would know how to use it since he is use to getting milk through suction out of my breast.
Emily - posted on 08/27/2010
I had the same problem with my daughter. I tried 3-4 different types of sippy cups (who knew there were so many dang kinds!!!??). Anyways, even though she couldn't figure out how to get anything out of it, I just kept giving it to her everyday and one day she just got it! I guess they need to be ready and every baby moves at their own pace!
Diana - posted on 08/26/2010
Look at Walmart for Nuk cups. They have a soft spout and that is what I started Boden on. He started drinking from a sippy at 5 months and hasn't had a bottle since so it is really easy for them to figure out how to drink from them.
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