Sippy cup issues...

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Amanda - posted on 09/22/2009




My son attached right to the sippy cup. We skipped bottles though (I breastfed). Once we gave in the cup he knew just what to do with it and loved it... I think I would try what Antonella said with straw cups.

Charlene - posted on 09/22/2009




I have 5 kids and the first 4 had no problem with the sippy cup. My 14 month hates them. I did find one at walmart it is a sippy cup made by munchkin but the part he drinks out of is the same material as what his bottles are and now he has no more bottles it only took three days to get him off. I don't think he liked the hardness of the other sippy cups.

Crystal - posted on 09/07/2009




I took the bottle away at 7months and he took to a sippy cup right away. I used a soft spout born free sippy cup. They are $10 but worth every penny. He never went back to the bottle and it has never been an issue.

Alycia - posted on 09/06/2009




Nuby has a three system cup cup with three different silicone tops a sippy, straw and nipple. I found the silicone sippy top to work the best for the first time because you don't have to suck hard at all and when the child applies pressure to the valve it opens up anyways so it wa smuch easier to use that first for us and now he can use any kind of sippy when we go out places!

Constance - posted on 09/05/2009




Who sells the soft nipple cups? A parent told me her daughter drank from that first and now uses the munchkin sippy cup. My son gets mad when I give him his avent cup with the valve in it. I went and got the straw but wanted to try the soft nipple cup too.

Tara - posted on 09/04/2009




I'm having a hard time with this myself and all my friends say start with a soft nipple cup 1st. I'm going to buy some of them and the straw cups tomorrow and see if I can get him to use one of them.

Tara - posted on 09/03/2009




I was struggling with that too for a while. Then one day I came home and my husband told me that he'd gotten my daughter to drink from a sippy cup by putting juice in it. Now she'll drink water and milk from it no problem.

Danielle - posted on 09/03/2009




my daughter wouldnt use a cup for a long time and then i bought the really cheap munchkin cups that are the "take and toss" because they dont have a stopper in them and they dont really need to suck to get anything out of it and after a couple days using those she was using any kind of sippy cup. hope that helps!

Kiara - posted on 09/03/2009




i started off by giving her juice/water in her cup and only milk and water in her bottle.... i started earl thought she was off the bottle by 11 months

Lauren - posted on 09/02/2009




When I took away my sons bottle I used the munchkin sippy cup with a soft nipple and then transitioned to a hard nipple.

Charmaine - posted on 08/27/2009




I agree with Antonella, the sippy cups are not as easy to get started as the straw cups. As the goal is to get them to drink by themselves I wouldn't stress about what type of cup it is as a straw cup is as good as any. I now rotate the straw and sippy cup so my daughter learns how to manouevre both. The straw cup is also alot easier to take out and about as they will drip out less water over their clothes.

Antonella - posted on 08/26/2009




For some reason both my kids hated sippy cups. I just use straw cups. It took a few days to really get the hang of it, but it was much better than the sippy cups. Good luck!

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