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