sippy cups

Missy - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I have tried a few different kinds of sippy cups but neither one of my twins seems to have any interest in them. Does anyone have any recommendations for a type of sippy cup to use or a good way to get them to use a sippy cup?

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Ashley - posted on 01/11/2011

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My daughter has issues with them too, but I have found what works for her right now is the sippys with the straws. She can't get the hang of tipping the cup to get the water, but she does awesome with the straw ones now. She is doing better with other ones now, I just have to hold them for her, so hopefully she'll get the hang of it on here soon. Good Luck!

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Colleen - posted on 01/24/2011

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My oldest is 3.5 and i still don't let him go without tops. when they are young it's an accident, when they are 2.5 and older, it's a funny game to drip it everywhere UGH!

Ashley - posted on 01/24/2011

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my son like the top off the sippy cups but he can get pretty messy. i hope i can find a right sippy cups for him.

Christina - posted on 01/22/2011

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Great thinking colleen... That's kind of what we did. We sucked it only just enough to get the liquid to the top so she could taste that it's yummy! Didn't really think of it as her mimicking us.

Colleen - posted on 01/22/2011

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this may sound silly but right now they are learning like sponges and mimicking everything you do. try drinking one with them a few times, might be they don't quite get it yet and seeing you could help.

Jennifer - posted on 01/21/2011

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my little one loves the nuk brand. they have a very soft nipple and the beginner one is great!! He will be one on Feb 4th and has been using them since he was 6 months!! Good Luck

Diana - posted on 01/21/2011

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My little guy couldn't figure out the straw, but he loves the playtex one with the handles, and the take and toss ones with the hard spout (although they leak a little). He needs a little bit if help with the tipping, but he's getting better.

Helen - posted on 01/21/2011

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I didn't use sippy cups for Jordan; from the bottle, he went straight to the normal cup and of course he did not like the idea either. What I did was let him starve a few hours so he was left with no choice but to adopt to the cups. After two days he couldn't even look at the bottle again.

Aimee - posted on 01/18/2011

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i have take n toss as well. my son likes those and they are durable, but when he is done drinking if i don't catch it right away he chews on the sipper, and ends up eating little bits of plastic!

Toni - posted on 01/18/2011

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Like many of the other posters, I tried several different kinds of sippy cups until we found the kind that worked. It ended up being the Take 'N Toss brand. I think they cost around $5 for a three pack. They are sturdy enough to survive many washes, but if something happens to one, I'm not devestated by the cost to replace it.

Abbey - posted on 01/18/2011

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I'm still trying to figure it out with my munchkin. He's almost 1 now and we keep trying but he thinks it's for playing with. I may try the straw sippies next. The funny thing is that he already loves to drink out of an open cup but doesn't yet have the coordination to hold it up so he either spills it every which way or ends up with to much in his mouth and almost chokes and coughs it all up. Crossing my fingers that he picks it up soon. I'm not sure about you ladies but I would find it embarrassing to have a child over 15 months running around with a bottle.

Aimee - posted on 01/18/2011

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i swear by playtex sippies. my son does great with them and they dont leak. nuk makes a good one too for beginners that has a nipple that's closer to a bottle. just keep trying different ones til' you find one that works for you

Christina - posted on 01/13/2011

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We had more trouble find a sippy cup then we did bottles even. We were using the avent ones and my daughter didn't care for them at all! She wouldn't even try to pick them up. They had the handles on the sides so I thought maybe that was why and the spout is a little weird. She always demandes holding her bottle so I decided to try the nuby soft spout but she soaked her self and they leaked to much! Then we decided to try the playtex hard top ones and she really likes those alot! She's a little like the other babies though and hasn't figured out yet that you have to tip it up and gets frustraited easly but we just push her elbows up in hopes that she will figure it out soon. We have gotten the straw cups everyone else has talked about because she loves to drink out of our cups with straws and she likes those equally as much as the playtex. I like the straw better because makes her more independant and they are spill proof as well.



Oh and susan is right before she wouldn't suck out of a cup until she figured out that there is yummier stuff in there.

Susan - posted on 01/13/2011

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My son like to chew on the sippy cups unless its the ones with the straws he loves those. He took right to them but with the other ones he wont tip his head back. Try the straw ones. Also i found that he is fine using a sippy w whole milk, juice or water but will not drink his formula out of it. So try to just put formula in bottles (since u dont need formula after a year) then they will understand that the sippy has something better in it then bottles and might take to it better.

Kristy - posted on 01/12/2011

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My son has been using a sippy cup on a regular basis since he was about 7 months old and I swear I have spend more than a sane amount of money on various sippy cups and to be honest, I bought a 4-pack at the Dollar Tree one day to have on hand for guests that had never been used (Im weird about sharing sippy cups with other children, even if they are washed) but anyway, my son favors those over all of his others!! (Which would have been nice to know before I went out and bought all of the "best" ones I could find.) He doesnt like straws though, he took to leaning his head back pretty well and quick, so I would recommend getting some, a 4pack for $1, that cant be beat!!! Good luck!

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I agree with Ashley, the straw works for us.
I said in another thread in the forum recently that I found a 3 pack of cups at Walmart that have screw on tops and thick straws.
My little one wouldnt tilt her head for a sippy cup, but she took right to the straw like a professional.

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We use the Nuby one's. They have the soft sippers on top. My son has no problem with them, but he can't get the hang of the hard plastic topped ones. My first learned from the hard plastic ones, but they played with them for a very long time before they figured it out!

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