when should my son start on a sippy cup?

Brittany - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )

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My son will be 9 months the 5th and wont touch a sippy cup. ive bought everyone i could find and still nothing. what should i do? should i just wait? i know other mothers whose kids r younger and already on a sippy cup.

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Terri - posted on 03/08/2010

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its so frustrating. My son is 9mnths on the 17th June and still won't hold his own bottle. Any advise?

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Rachel - posted on 01/10/2012

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hiya just keep trying and let him play abut with it .. hell get use 2 it ... :)

Farah - posted on 03/29/2010

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my son is 91/2 months and he has been using a sippy cups since 6 months i had a hard time finding one that he liked but i found the ones with the silicone tops he preferred better they make a really great one by NUK just keep offering it to him and he will eventually take it.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/13/2010

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My daughter took a sippy cup for a while & then all of the sudden didn't want it. After a while, she came around again & now drinks from it at meals & snacks. You could always try giving your son sips of water out of a water bottle. My daughter will take sips out of water bottles & cups if I help her. Maybe then you can skip the sippy & go straight to a cup.

Ginny - posted on 03/13/2010

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Thanks for the advice!!! I will try that! He nurses a few times a day but not CONSTANTLY like he used to. Now that he is eating solids he isn't nursing as much, of course. I even thought about about putting breastmilk in the sippy cup since he is used to the taste and can't handle apples or apple juice. Thank you so much for your advice! I think we will try again asap!

Meghan - posted on 03/13/2010

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my daughter is going to be 9mo on the 17th and i started her on the sippy at 5months. at first she just chewed on it. i took out the piece that makes it not leak so she would get the idea. after a little bit with that i put it back in and she was a pro. around 7mo she started using a straw so i found a sippy cup with a straw and she mastered that the first time. we are now down to using the bottle twice a day, one in the AM and one before bed. during the day she gets a sippy.

Ginny - posted on 03/13/2010

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I am having the same problem. My son will be 9 months on March 15th and will have nothing to do with a sippy cup. He is still breastfeeding and his doctor said that may have something to do with it. He will but the cup in his mouth but doesn't realize he has to turn it up to get something to come out. I have tried to help him but he usually just loses interest and drops it.

JoElla - posted on 03/12/2010

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Yeah same here, Ive been intraducing a cup to my 9 month old since about 5 months and he still wants nothing to do with it. I have tried all different ones, the one he will suck on a lil bit is the Nuk training cup, but he cant really get anything out of it and then refuses it... Lol i offer him one about 3 times a week... Oh well bottle is fine :)

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My son doesn't quite get the drinking part, but hes trying. We give him a sippy cup every now and then with some way watered down juice (per doctors advice) so that he can play around with it and figure it out. He likes to drink from a regular glass, but obviously on his own he needs that sippy. It seems to be working for us.

Ciara - posted on 03/10/2010

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now is good. wic gave my son one at his 7 month appointment because they want babies to drink out a cup by age one. good luck

Sandra - posted on 03/09/2010

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I daughter is 7 months, she uses one. Uh, try getting one with a soft top. I started that first, when she got use to that, I switched.

Neva - posted on 03/09/2010

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I had trouble with my previous 3, but Nuk has a new sippy cup out that the whole top (lid) is very soft and easy to figure out, Gates has it, with a little help, I think it is a good transition from bottle to cup and he started this at 8 mths.

Liz - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son will be 9 months on the 15th and still can't figure out the sippy cup either. My 2 yr old was using them at 7 months. But all kids are different and they do things at their own pace. I'm not worried about it.

Lorry - posted on 03/09/2010

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I started my son at 6 months old - he did no like your normal sippy cup but I did find one at Walmart he loves - it has handles on each side and it's a straw. Hopefully that helps

Belinda - posted on 03/08/2010

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I gave my son a sippy cup with a small amount of water in it at 4mths. I offer it to him each day with lunch and I sit it with his toys, he played with it for mths just chewing on it and then all of a sudden he now picks it up and drinks from it while Im feeding him his meals. hes 8 1/2mths.
Mabe just give it to him as a toy, muck around with him and pretend to drink out of it yourself sometimes and he'll do when he's ready ;0)

Aiyana - posted on 03/08/2010

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We started all of our kids on sippy cups as soon as they started table food. Anytime we sat down to eat they had one. No bottles at the table!

With my last baby, he is 8m now, he does not have a sippy, he just drinks from a cup or straw. I have to hold it of course, but he does much better than with a sippy.

Sophie - posted on 03/07/2010

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my boys the same, ive brought all different ones but he loves his bottle and cant seem to get the jist of sucking on a cup, they will do it wen they are ready

Jess - posted on 03/07/2010

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My son will be nine months on the 13th and hes been on a sippy cup for 2 or 3 months. He wont even take a bottle anymore. I think gerber makes one thats really easy for younger kids and its got the squishy spout. i found mine at walmart

Debi - posted on 03/07/2010

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My Daughter is only a week younger, I have been through the same process and bought every type of cup there is, soft spouts hard spouts everything. She hate them and just gets upset. I have fount that she will slup such and like water out of an ordinary cup, especially if it is mine, she even tries to hold the cup and tip it up herself now. this is the only way I can get water into her. She wont take a bottle either.

Abbey - posted on 03/06/2010

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My daughter will be nine months the 11th and she loves her sippy cup. I 1st bought the training cup and she couldn't get anything from it and would get mad. A couple of months ago she just started drinking from a straw, so I bought her a sippy cup with a straw and she really enjoys it!

Caroline - posted on 03/06/2010

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my doctor told me to start @ 6mths, well hes 8 1/2mths now! He likes to throw it on the floor but not put it in his mouth. I guess I should be more persistent as well!

Melissa - posted on 03/05/2010

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I started my son on a sippy at 6 1/2 months. He didn't really like it then after a week he refused to drink from it. Many other moms suggested using a sippy with a soft spout, so two days ago (my son is now 8 1/2 months old) I bought a gerber nuk sippy cup. He took to it the first time I gave it to him and he has used it at every feeding since. I just don't see how it is much different than a bottle. But I think in a couple weeks I will go back to the hard spout to see if he'll then take it.

Irene - posted on 03/05/2010

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my daughter is going to be 9 months on the 24th of march! and b4 i bought her sippy cups i had her drinking out of a glass that u and i would drink out of and she is a pretty clean drinker from a glass that big and so when we bought her sippy cups she didnt like them at first either cuz the tips r very much different from the bottle right and she had to get used to it and she still is trying to get fully used to it i have the ones where the tip is rubber ok the playtex ones theres the name for it and some tims now i can hear the juice flowing through just keep on incuraging him or try wut i did with the glass and see how he does and learning from a glass may help him learn ono the sippy cup concidering both styles r pretty flat :)

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I need to get my son to drink from a sippy cup more often too. :) There is some good advice here.

Ashley - posted on 03/05/2010

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I started my son on a sippy when he was 6 months. He took to it very well and that is what he drinks out of now. He uses the nubby training cup.

Rachel - posted on 03/04/2010

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Sophie was 6 months when I started giving her a sippy cup. I put it up to her mouth the the first little while. and then I just kept it on her Highchair and Exersaucer for her and one day she picked it up on her own.

Lauralea - posted on 03/04/2010

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Maybe you could put a sippy cup out for him to use as a toy? I don't know if this is a good idea or not but don't but any liquid in it. Just let him handle it and get used to it? Good luck. I am sure he will use it when he is ready. My sister-in-law actually questioned why we had our son using a sippy cup because her view is that he is little only once so why rush it? Not a bad thought because he is growing so fast and I am having difficulty letting go of some of his baby-like traits....

Ryan - posted on 03/04/2010

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i have the same problem!!! although mine is probably different than yours because my daughter is breast fed only! she has never had a bottle! not because i didn't want her to have one, but because she wanted nothing to do with it. so the sippy cup was a no go also!!! she just throws it on the floor, and plays with it. i just keep giving it to her, but at this point i think she just thinks it is a toy! good luck!!! i will let you know if anything works for my daughter. lol

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there are cups that have silicone straws, with a no-spill thing in the straw. my daughter loves them. she can chew on the straw and it doesnt hurt her mouth. she wont use a sippy cup because she doesnt like anything up in front of her face (other than her bottle), but she loves the straw cups, because she can set it in her lap and drink her juice or water or whatever is in it. but if he doesnt want it, dont worry. every kid is different. i know i never drank out of a sippy cup when i was a baby. i went right from the boob to a regular cup.

Zena - posted on 03/04/2010

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I wouldnt worry. My daughter (now 3) wouldnt use a cup untill she was 18mts old. Just dont give juice only water and he will be fine! My daughter has excellent teeth as well so no worries and her speech is far better than all of her playgroup, they think she had the vocabulary of a 6 year old!. My son will be 9mths on 26th and he just chews his cup he uses it as a teether!! I got so stressed over everything with my dd and it didnt help either of us. Im much more relaxed second time around and he is such a chilled baby because of it!

Carlotta - posted on 03/04/2010

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My daughter will be 9 months on the 5th also. I started giving her a sippy cup at 6 month with formula in it and she didnt know what to do so she got upset. I waited a few weeks and at that time I put juice in it. Once she tasted the juice she really wanted it so she figured it out quickly. I tried putting formula in her cup again and again she got upset. I guess she didnt want the formula bad enough to try and get it out so I gave her juice in her cup a few more times because I knew she wanted it bad enough to try. Now that she has the hang of it I can't put fomula in it and she will drink it with no problem.

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2010

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My son wants nothing to do with them either, which suprises me because he loves anything to do with food, and will even take drinks from a normal cup/bottle. However, I won't really worry about it until he's a year. It's not a big concern to me, because I know he won't be on a bottle forever :)

Katie - posted on 03/04/2010

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all kids are different i guess he will when he is ready just keep offering it to him and he will take it

Emma - posted on 03/04/2010

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My son is already using a sippy cup for water, soon for his milk as I am returning to work very soon. If it is absolutely necessary for him to be on a sippy cup right now, then you must be stubborn and keep at it. If you can wait a couple of months, then go for it.

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