Sippy Cup

Cristal - posted on 11/30/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is 10 months and can't get the hang of a sippy cup. Any suggestions?

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Nicole - posted on 12/13/2010

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Try the playtex sippy cups w/handles for 4 mths.+. They have soft spouts and are leak proof. My kids both did well on them. Also try putting something very flavorful inside, like juice, or flavored water! That's how I got my son to like it, and now he does fine w/them. I hope this helps.

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My son won't do a sippy cup and really dislikes s bottle, but he's been drinking from a straw since before he was 8 months. He was a 34 weeker born at just 3lb 6oz. He's just now 16lbs so it looks strange to see him so little drinking from a straw but he loves it. At first we had to make sure we pulled the cup away after a small sip because he would suck so much he choke a bit after 2 months, he can manage any size or shape of straw no problem. We mostly use the little tiger shaped cups with flip up straws from rubbermaid and he's never had anything but water in them. Don't know if that makes a difference. Straw cups are not as mess free as sippy cups but he still loves the independence.

Ashley - posted on 12/11/2010

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my daughter is 10 months old too and not really interested in a sippy either. We;ve tried a few different kinds, the nuk ones that feel like a bottle nipple, other ones with the hard top, but she just wasn't interested. So the other night, we were out for dinner and I forgot to bring her sippy I usually try to give her, but had a juice box, and oh my goodness, she went to town on it when she got the hang of it and drank almost all of it! So I went out and got her a sippy with a straw and she seems to be doing much better with that!

Brenda - posted on 12/10/2010

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I started my DD on the Nuk Trainer cup and she transitioned to a regular sippy cup pretty well. The nipple is like a mix between a bottle and a sippy. It's the smallest nipple I could find on a sippy cup. She was very overwhelmed with the larger ones on the Nuby and Munchkin cups. Now she will drink out of most of them.

Tara - posted on 12/09/2010

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My 3 year old son never used a sippy cup, he didn't know what to do with it, so I gave him the ones with straws, it still took a few times, but eventually he got it. My 10 month old drank out of the straw cup the 1st time she grabbed it, it was her brothers, so I'll never try a sippy cup with her, it isn't necessary.

Courtney - posted on 12/09/2010

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My son is almost 10 months old and he does much better with the straw sippy cup..that way he doesnt have to tilt his head back to drink

Katrina - posted on 12/06/2010

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I'd say the straw cup! My son was exactly the same, could not get the hang of a sippy cup, so we bought him a straw cup, and he loves it!! He will drink anything out of it. I just leave one with water somewhere where he can easily reach it, and he goes and gets it when he is thirsty!
I have read that sippy cups are harder on the teeth and can promote tooth decay more than straw cups will, so I am ok if he never uses one!

Robin - posted on 12/04/2010

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I would DEFFINTELY suggest a sippy cup with a clear chewable nipple, so it is similar to the bottle but gets the ready for the change to a real sippy cup. ALSO try to get one with the handles on it. My Son LOVES his sippy cup like that. He is able to pick it up and drink out of it all by himself, and he is a very proud baby when doing so.

REBECCA - posted on 12/04/2010

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You could try a doidy cup in the bath yes they drink some bath water but they'll do that anyway my 9+month son will drink from a sippy cup but will also drink well from an open cup the only problem is I accidently showed him how to squirt water from his mouth and now he thinks its great fun to do so !

Nerys - posted on 12/04/2010

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try the cup with the straw my girl got the hang of it really quick and she practices with the sippy cup and can now use it but it took ages lol

Christina - posted on 12/02/2010

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My daughter was the exact same way and weird thing is we started giving her one at 4 months. Really early. She has held her own bottle for a long time so I didn't understand why she wouldn't hold her own sippy cup. We were using Avent, which has handles, because I thought that it would be easier. I started thinking that she can hold her own bottle (We always hold her but normally she wants to hold her bottle by herself.) so why don't we just get some without the handles. Now we use the playtex cups and she loves them.

If he isn't wanting to suck out of them you just have to keep trying! A lot of people disagree with putting things in your mouth that they put in their mouths but we put stuff that was tasty in there like diluted juice (except when she was 4 months it was pedilite which actually we still give her a lot of pedilite bc juice gives her diaper rash) and we would suck on it without putting it in our mouths just one our lips so it would go past the spill proof stopper. The taste was intreguing and she began sucking on it in no time! If you just keep trying he will eventually get it. Just try each day. Another thing is my daughter won't drink it if it is cold so we put things in there around room temp. It's kind of like bottles and pacifiers when traing them to use a cup, you have to try a few different ones until they find one they like. They will eventually learn to use them all but it can be very confusing for them to have to switch. Good luck

Sarah - posted on 12/01/2010

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What kind are you using? there are so many. My son prefers the ones with soft nipple things not the hard plastic lids. The ones he likes are playtex, avent, and nuk. He will also take the nubby ones too. My friend had the same issue and the transition cups that have straws were the only ones he would use. Oh and try juiceand water mixed if he wont take formula from it. after he takes juice from it a couple times then try formula or breastmilk.

Misty - posted on 12/01/2010

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Have you tried a small one with the handles? If I knew anything you could do, Id tell you, but I just handed my daughter a sippy cup when she was 6 months old and she just took it so Im not sure.

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