sippy cups ?

Jeanette - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 35 moms have responded )

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is it too early to start getting david used to sippy cups ?

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Liza - posted on 02/08/2009

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I find the Munchkin sippy cups work best for Penelope too. They're leakproof (mostly), but she doesn't have to suck very hard to get the water out. We tried the Playtex ones, but she had trouble getting the water out.
We started with just water, but have started giving her some formula for 2 days now. Up until now she was nursed exclusively, but we're going to try to slowly wean her to formula in addition to her solids twice/day.

Courtney - posted on 02/07/2009

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Not at all! My daughter loves a sippy cup!! I recommend the munchkin trainer cups. They are light and easy to hold. The other cups are a disaster right now... but the munchkin ones are great!

Krystal - posted on 02/06/2009

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My son has a nuby and i love it! he mostly chews on it to get the water outl...but it works and he semes to really like it.

Jeanette - posted on 02/06/2009

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well we went with the nuby and he Loves  it !!!  he took about 5 minutes to get the hang of it and now does great , he has also started baby toast and loves that also .



 



thanks for all the info ladies it helped alot !!

Kellie - posted on 02/04/2009

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We live in hot Australia so i introduced water out of the Nuby sippy cup with handles when Indi was 3 months old. She just loves having her water and im finding as she is eating more solid finger foods she prefers water to wash it down and only a 'top up' of formula when she goes in her cot for sleep times.

Sara - posted on 02/04/2009

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my doc said 1-2oz of 100% juice a day at 6 months is fine. Make sure it is no sugar added and natural. U should do formula from bottles and juice from sippys.

Jessie - posted on 02/04/2009

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I started my son on sippy cups when I started feeding him solid foods at around 4 months. I have a few different kinds but the favorite is Gerber and the cup is slightly angled and the spout is soft so its easier for him to drink.

Heather - posted on 02/01/2009

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my baby girl is on a sippy for juice and about a week ago i tried just a regular cup cuz shes always grabbing for mine and she loves it.. she doesnt mind a sippy... but would rather have a cup.. but like my doc said give her what she wants.. she wont take a bottle though.. so...

Danialle - posted on 02/01/2009

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My son has a nuby but mannages to push it against his side and make it leak. He also is still learning to tilt his head back far enough. As for the juice question, my doc told me that he can have juice or water but only a couple oz a day.

Danialle - posted on 02/01/2009

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No I started letting Aries play with one at 4 months. Then at 5.5 months started putting liquid in it. He gets it everywhere, but he is learning how it works!

Andria - posted on 01/31/2009

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matteo drinks water from a cup with a straw. works quite well cos i found that too much water was coming out the sippy cup. he has more control drinking from a straw. 

Carlie - posted on 01/30/2009

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Arisabet has one of the nuby sippy cup, its a soft nipple so its easy to suck on, like a bottle. Arisabet dint want to take it but because its soft , once she bit it it shot juice into her mouth so she realised that it actually had something in it that she wanted... so if u try a soft cup it will be able to adjust. i discussed it with my public health nurse and my doctor before i tried it and they said it was a good idea. good luck.

Jenn - posted on 01/29/2009

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you can also try taking out those 'stopper' things, so he knows whats in there.  just keep taking the cup out of his mouth so he doesnt over do it.  then try with the stopper, so they work alittle harder at getting what they want.

Nicola - posted on 01/29/2009

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I bought some sippy cups and he is interested in them and tries but does not get it yet, but he will soon as will your son

Katy - posted on 01/28/2009

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I started my first daughter with a sippy cup at this age-just put a little water, juice, formula/breastmilk in it and let her play with it at meal time and she got the hang of it without much prodding from me. I am doing the same with our second daughter

Jeanette - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Jena:



My husband said that at our daughter's 6 month check up the doctor told us not to give her any juice. I don't remember him saying that. How much juice are you all giving your babies? We bought Lily a sippy cup over the weekend. I think it is a Nuby. I was going to give her juice in it, but am not sure now b/c of what my husband said. Is it ok to give a 7 month old (on Feb. 2 she will be 7 months) formula in a sippy cup? What should they be drinking in it? Thanks!






as far as i know after 5 months babies can have water and juice , for inbetween feedings when they are just plain thirsty ... if you are still unsure just give your doctor a call and ask , no question is too silly to ask a doctor when it comes to your children and every doctor is different

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I think its citrus juices eg orange juice you can't give babies. Something to do with the acidity? I give my daughter diluted prune juice, she loves that. I think the "First Juice" i saw in the supermarket was apple. Someone posted a website link in another discussion which has this page on it http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/forbidd...



 

Jenn - posted on 01/28/2009

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my son likes the sippy cup, and will even drink out of a sports water bottle as long as we help him take breaks between gulps.   which will be great in the summer, when they really need some water.   i think he finds the sports bottle better. 

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My little guy usually likes to gnaw on his sippy cup, but occasionally drinks from it. He seems to do better with a straw, so we let him get fluids that way.

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We started trying the no-leak sippy a few weeks ago. Delaney really likes it (juice only). She's figured out how to get it to her mouth, but hasn't quite mastered tilting her head back enough! It's fun to watch though!

Jena - posted on 01/28/2009

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My husband said that at our daughter's 6 month check up the doctor told us not to give her any juice. I don't remember him saying that. How much juice are you all giving your babies? We bought Lily a sippy cup over the weekend. I think it is a Nuby. I was going to give her juice in it, but am not sure now b/c of what my husband said. Is it ok to give a 7 month old (on Feb. 2 she will be 7 months) formula in a sippy cup? What should they be drinking in it? Thanks!

Rebekah - posted on 01/27/2009

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We have been using the Avent cup for a few weeks now, it is good for holding but does occasionallly leak, we only put water and juice in the cup as Georgia is bottle fed.  I might have a look at these Nuby's now.  Thanks everyone.  Only joined this site tonight, loving the chats!!!

Rebecca - posted on 01/27/2009

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Hooray for Nuby's! I bought two different sorts of Heinz cups and I dont think my little boy could suck strongly enough yet. I bought a Nuby and he only has to put a bit of pressure on the teat to get his water out.

Julie - posted on 01/23/2009

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My little one was born on the 8th.  She has been having juice/water out of a sippy cup for about 2 months now.  We only feed her milk in bottles and she is doing fine.  We give her the sippy cups with handles and she is able to hold the cup up to her mouth and drink all by herself now.  Its best to get a cup with a non leak valve to save yourself cleaning up a big mess.

User - posted on 01/22/2009

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Stacy, that sounds great. I think I'll go check out the Nuby cup. Declan's impossible with the bottle!

Stacy - posted on 01/22/2009

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My daughter seems to love the Nuby cup. She chews on it sometimes but she also drinks all her juice and water from it. She still dribbles a little but she knows what to do with it. She is nursed and won't take a bottle so when I have to leave her with someone we put breast milk in the sippy cup and she does great.

Krystle - posted on 01/22/2009

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The Gerber NUK sippy cups I think are the best because they don't leak, which is good when they are trying to get used to it. My son is able to hold it when he is laying down but when he's sitting in his high chair, he doesn't know how to tip it high enough to get anything out, so now is a good time to introduce it but they may not get it yet.

User - posted on 01/21/2009

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My boy is nursed too, and I find it extremely difficult to get him to drink water through a bottle. He just chews on the teat nowadays, but I'm going to just keep giving him the bottle and hopefully he will learn. But I am thinking of sippy cups...

Mary - posted on 01/21/2009

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We have the Dr. Browns and Gerber Nuk sippy cups for Miley. She gets juice only in her cup. She has mastered to hold the handles and drink it herself. With my first daughter, I did the same thing. I don't believe juice should come out of a bottle! It just gets them ready for transition!

Sierra - posted on 01/21/2009

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i find the nuby is the best.



my son is nursed so it was a little tough to give it to him casue all he would do is chew it, but he loves it now, and has almost got it down that he can get stuff out of it if he does it the right way.

Denise - posted on 01/21/2009

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I got the Avent one and she is still abit too young for it...water comes out of everywhere...so we went back to the bottle!!

Lindsey - posted on 01/20/2009

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No. My son takes his juice in a sippy cup. Its a Nuby and it almost has like a bottle nipple that he can suck on. They are farely cheap at Walmart too

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