Sippy Cup!?

Jessica - posted on 11/12/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 months old. We have been working with a sippy cup for a few months. I started looking when she was 4 months old bc there are so many options, and we started giving her the cup when she was 5 months. It has been a long a difficult process finding the "right" one for our daughter. Is your baby using a sippy yet and what is your favorite?

I personally like the Avent cups (6+ month cups) but my baby girl doesn't care to put the work into drinking out of it.

We also have the Munchkin cups. I am not sure what the age is, but it is the soft top that is like a bottle nipple, but sippy cup shape. It also has the attached handles. She really like that one.

BUT I bought the Nuby 4+ months cup. It has a bottle nipple like top but the opening is wider so it is a transition to a sippy. Then it has the soft top, but a sippy cup shape. I bought it hoping that she would start holding her own bottle that way. No such luck. She does like it as a sippy cup tho. It is now our favorite cup and it comes with a lid which is amazing!

She only will drink water out of her sippy cup. She will NOT drink her formula, and doesn't like juice very much. I tried apple and she doesn't really like anything apple favored so maybe I just need to try something else.

I just thought this would be a good topic for people who haven't started with a sippy yet, and people looking for the right cup for their little one. I don't know how many people I have seen at the store trying to figure out what cup to buy and the dad saying, "just pick one! It's just a cup!" Well its not just a cup. There are so many different types and it is so hard to find one that your special little boy or girl will use!

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Jacquelyn - posted on 11/28/2011

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If you look at the package, some of them tell you an age for what kind of sippy to get for your child. Than is how I figured out what stage nipple he should be on

Sarah - posted on 11/14/2011

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I have a 21 month old and by 1 year she was drinking out of a sippy cup and people thought it was weird and too early. I was very proud!!! She was formula fed as well. But by 1 year I gave her only milk. A few months before she was 1 I would let her play around with a sippy cup. Even let her drink out of mommys cup with water in it for practice. I found that the "plasticy" tops that even almost resemble a nipple of a bottle are a waste. Even they look really cool but are just like a bottle with a different form. Go for the ones that look like a cup and are more hard. Also eventually they will bite holes in the plasticy ones and you will waste your money!
If you wait until 1 year then when you give them their sippy cup with just milk not formula maybe they will drink it. Mine did. She gave up the bottle right away!

I have a 9 month old and I am exclusively breast feeding her. I have just let her start to play around with sippy cups and drink out of cups. I hope she will give up the boob for the cup in a few months!!! hahahahah

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Francesca - posted on 08/29/2012

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you moms are so lucky! my 13 months won't drink by a bottle or a sippy cup, he just doesn't drink and not interested in holding them either.

Sarah - posted on 01/14/2012

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i heard tupperwear has hard ones if you cant find good ones in a close store. im not possitive though!

Terrah - posted on 01/13/2012

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We have been there! My son is picky about sippy cups, as well. He likes the cheapest ones that are the disposable kind from Kroger made by Comforts for Baby. He doesn't have to suck on it, he just tilts it up and it flows. The disadvantage of this is that it isn't all that spill proof. We still have a few more weeks before he is strictly off the bottle and on the cup, but he does a great job of drinking water out of the cup. I have tried the formula in it and he wasn't interested! But I am crossing my fingers that he will do just as well with milk at one year as he has done with water! Good luck! (I work in the orthodontic field and I will tell you that the rubber tip ones can cause just as many issues with your child's bite, speech, esthetics, etc. as letting your child continue to have a bottle.)

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my boy loves the ones with the rubbery end and not the hard plastic. it sucks cause there arent many of them in the store :/

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My son is now 14 months and we have tried them ALL... Finally we found the Avent, hard spout and he LOVES it!! He drinks everything from that and has for a few months now....I started him at 6 months but it was definitely trial and error until we found this one!

Brenna - posted on 12/07/2011

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i tried my 2 years olds toddler cups for a laugh the cups with the snap on lid that are the toss and take ones, and my almost 10 mo old will drink out of it a few times, she seems confused by it. when i tried to get her to drink milk out of it she got so angry. she is so super attached to her bottle it is like her comfort item, maybe since we dont give pacifiers or special toys or blankies so that is like her thing. I had my 2 year old off bottle at 1 but seems like my 10 mo old is gonna be really tough to give that up since she is so into it LOL!!! she drinks formula and water only but mostly out of her bottle....so i really need to go get her some sippys so when she turns 1 she wont be shocked that her bottle is gone!!!

Candace M - posted on 11/28/2011

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i guess i thought i would just let him play with a sippy cup with a little water in it until he is one and then throw out the bottle on his 1st birthday.... I didn't think that maybe i could start earlier with a sippy... i guess i need to go buy some cause i only have one and it leaks bad cause there is no inner stopper... i bought it from the dollar store for him to play with..

Jacquelyn - posted on 11/25/2011

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I have a 9 month old and I started him with a sippy cup at about 4 months old. What I read is the lid with the nipple like a bottle is for 3-6 months, after that they go to the oval kind that is just on one side of the lid, at 9 months they switch to the straw nipple, after that I'm not sure where to go, I'm thinking the kind with an actual straw. I started my son on the straw nipple at 8 months and he does alot better with that than he did the in between nipple. I was able to get one sippy cup that has the ounces marked on it with all three nipples and caps to go on all of them for around $5. I haven't had to buy another one yet and he loves the sippy cup.

Jeseli - posted on 11/24/2011

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all my kids were breast fed til they were 1 , but i did started the sippy cup around 5 o 6 months to introduce them to liquids. sippy cups have change alot since my oldest, he is 5. i just bought the nubby one for my 9 month old and it leaks right of her mouth. am having nore success with the straw method. i guess it depends on the kid.

Jessica - posted on 11/24/2011

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thanks. Im really trying to have my daughter off the bottle by her first birthday. Its so hard.

Rebecca - posted on 11/23/2011

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My oldest just turned 3 & he was on a sippy cup/straw by the time he was 1. It was what his ped. recommended. My youngest is also 9 months and we have been working with him to find which sippy works best for him. My oldest used Nuby, & unfortunately, he chewed all the tops off of all of them, inc. the straws. The only way to replace them is to buy either a whole new cup or try and buy parts from Amazon.com. The store DON"T sell just those pieces.

Good luck with you Nuby's. We are still working with our youngest. Trying to get him off the bottle before his 1st birthday, maybe before.

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Lol well I kinda just picked anything out. Nuby cup is what my daughter uses. She's off of the bottle.

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