Any ideas on whats a good sippy cup and whats a good age?

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I was using Avent bottles and did not want more cups around so I just got the sippy tips that fit into the tops of the bottle. My son seems ok with them. I also started him on them when he started the rice cereal (4 month).

Wenbi - posted on 09/18/2009

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I tried the Gerber, the Born Free, and the Avent ones, but my little guy (8.5 months) doesn't seem to be too good at drinking. In fact, we have better luck with plain cups iwthout any nipple on top.

Christy - posted on 09/18/2009

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I started my son on a sippy cup as soon as he started eating rice cereal at 4 months. I don't pay attention to the brand but he likes the ones with the soft nipple like mouth spout. I tried the hard plastic spout ones and don't like them...with the no spill attachment it is too hard for him to get a drink, and with out it he just spills all over. I do also like the idea of detachable handles, makes it easier for him to grab at first, and when he gets older, he can practice holding the cup like a big boy (or girl) cup. Half the time he is more interested in using the cup as something to teeth on. I will show him how to get a drink, then let him explore it himself. I was told it is better to not use sippy cups, and just give them a real cup so they learn how to drink faster, but I am not willing to do that unless I can help him hold it...lol

Meghan - posted on 09/16/2009

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I also use the sippy cups with the soft mouthnn piece and handles. I introduced my daughter to the sippy cup at 6 months. At first, she thought it was another toy to throw on the floor, but once she got the hang of it she loves it!

Laura - posted on 09/16/2009

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Tommee Tippee ones are fabulous, the large coloured plastic ones. Shaped like an ordinary cup with a simple lid and flip up teat on top.

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Angie - posted on 09/15/2009

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Avent works well. My daughter was and is exclusively breastfed no bottles in our world... we started a sippy at six months

Annette - posted on 09/15/2009

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I like the Nuby cup with the soft mouth piece. my son started at 5 months, he's 7 1/2 mos now but still "just practices" with it on occasion. he has a good grip and brings it to his mouth but hasn't yet mastered the drinking part.

Nicole - posted on 09/15/2009

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We bought our son the Dr Browns sippy cup, it's kinda big but he has no problem with it. It has detachable handles too! I think we started giving it to him at 5 months, but I know of people whop did it earlier with success. Good luck!

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