Sippy Cup

Lisa - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Marcus will be one year old on May 12th. We have been trying to get him to use a sippy cup for water since about six months old. I figured it would give him plenty of time to get used to it. I want to use his bottles strictly for milk. The problem is he is still having difficulty with the sippy cup. I have now tried just about every brand there is with every different top imaginable. Does anyone have a baby who is having this issue? Or any advice?

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Rachel - posted on 04/26/2010

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try putting his milk in the sippy and water in his bottle. he will prefer the milk over the water and you can heat it up a lil to if you heat his formula/milk up. after awhile of us heating our daughters milk up we started slowly cooling it down more and now she drinks it straight from the fridge. we just took her bottle one day and it was no longer an option for the bottle. she was 10 months and is now 11 and she has not had a bottle in a little more than a month. good luck! :)

Christina - posted on 04/24/2010

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Try a straw. A small cup with a short straw. My son hated the sippy cup. He might not get it right away but He will get it. My son drinks from a straw cup. Never from a sippy.

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Cesiah - posted on 05/07/2010

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my son likes the munchkin soft nipple sippy n also the nuby soft straw which has the shape of a straw but not an actual one, now im trying to wean him off bottle n formula unto regular milk and its a work in progress, but i did figure that he prefers the softer nipples which are closer to his bottle so maybe try a sippy with soft nipple

Kyra - posted on 05/06/2010

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Happy B'day in advance Marcus, you share a b'day with my daughter Kierstin. Ok, to address your question, how I got Kierstin to drink water from her what we call big girl cup is by taking her off the bottles all together. You may be confusing him by giving him both the bottle and sippy cup. Try giving him his milk in the sippy cup and when he's not asking for the bottle try giving him his water in it as well. By the way not giving him an option of drinking from the bottle versus the sippy cup is a good way of transitioning him off the bottle. Good Luck with the Big Boy Cup ;o)

Amanda - posted on 05/06/2010

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there is a sippy cup that my lil girl likes it has a stra on it and they dont have to tip it up so itll be easer to get them on it

Katherine - posted on 05/05/2010

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We had a really hard time getting my daughter to take to the sippy cup, she just couldn't seem to get the hang of tipping the cup up to drink. After trying a heap of different styles and brands, we tried the Nuby (could be Nuk) straw sippy cup and she took to that almost straight away. (For a while she was sucking too hard and getting too much lol and got soaked down her front). She's been using it for almost 3 months now and loves to drink water. Now she only gets milk in a bottle for naptime and bedtime.

Melissa - posted on 05/03/2010

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Carter was having the same issues. he finally can drink from the cup...i had to thicken his formula with rice cereal for a little bit so that he would not choke.

Sara - posted on 05/02/2010

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Try using a straw sippy cup. Maybe that could be easier for your baby. My girl didn't like the soft rubbery sippy cups, just the hard ones. Every baby is different, keep trying!

Shayla - posted on 05/02/2010

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Weve tried a million different sippy cups too, she just likes the one called a "learner cup". Its red with the soft nipple. She also loves to try to drink out of a regular cup but obviously that doesn't usually turn out very good. :) I wish they had 8 oz sippy cups then we wouldn't have to give her a bottle at bedtime and breakfast.

Angela - posted on 05/02/2010

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My son would take a sippy. We tried every brand it seemed. We found the Nuk brand sippy cup with the soft nipple and handles on the side and he loves it. We started that one at 9 months(ish) and now will take any sippy. Good luck.

Jen - posted on 04/27/2010

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Tilty cup! They are awesome but difficult to find. They are angled so its easy for the kid to hold himself and it doesn't have a valve he has to suck on but it's a slower drip than other sippy cups. I highly recommend!

Line - posted on 04/26/2010

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My daughter will be a year old, May 24th and she doesn't take a bottle anymore. I started giving her milk in a sippy cup (two months ago) for lunch then ( a few weeks after) supper and breakfast. And finally a couple of weeks ago we got rid of the bottle before bedtime. Between meals I give her water in her cup. She was never too fussy about her bottle though so it was pretty easy for us. Good luck!

Angela - posted on 04/26/2010

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My son was refusing the sippy cup also. I had to finally take him off the bottle and just give him the cup to get him to use it. He has now been bottle free for a week now and has adjusted well to the cup. I would suggest just putting his milk in the cup and no longer give him the bottle.

ASHLEY - posted on 04/25/2010

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My son will be one on May 22nd and will not have anything to do with a sippy cup. I bought him a couple different kinds for Christmas and he just doesn't want them. I don't know what to do either. My first son took to a sippy right off and was broke from his bottle my his first birthday, so I need help this time too.

Rebekah - posted on 04/24/2010

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Yes, I agree with Christina. Try a straw cup. My son was a year old before I gave up on the sippy cup and switched him to a straw cup. It worked so well for him that, after trying several sippy cups with my daughter, I went ahead and introduced her to a straw cup (around 7 months). She's never taken a bottle, but drinks water (or breastmilk) from the Munchkin or Nuby brand soft straw cups everyday.

Sasha - posted on 04/24/2010

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my son was born may 13th and he is off the bottle he hasnt had one in over a month. but i have the Playtex cups he does great with those. is your baby just not drink out of them or is it getting everywhere? because if it is just getting everywhere my son gets it everywhere too

Christa - posted on 04/24/2010

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I would have to recommend the brand Sippy and they sell a sippy cup with three or four different nipples and lids and they work great! my little man loved the nipple with control flow- he skipped the others and is now drnking from cups with straws. he will be 1 on May 1st!

Kristen - posted on 04/24/2010

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I bought a Nuk Learning Cup and it has a softer nipple that is shaped like a sippy cup top. My daughter started out with it at 6 months and will now take any sippy cup. You can find them at any Zellers, Zehrs, and Walmart

Sarah - posted on 04/24/2010

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Adding juice to the water or using milk are good pieces of advice, but it also just takes time and perseverance. I tried getting my girls to take sippy cups starting at about 10months and one started to use a specific type of sippy cup (just saw it at walmart and tried it) that had a hard top/nipple, but it was circular and the nipple was in the middle which almost seems like a bottle. I think that is why she figured it out, however, my other daughter (yes...twins!) only took the soft type of nipple and mostly just chewed on it for a week or so. She finally figured it out by watching her sister, so maybe you could have your own and show your son how to use it! Also, now they are both getting really good at it and they both take both types of sippy cups interchangeably, but it took each about a month to really get it. At first it was almost like hamsters licking the top to get a drop or two out! Good luck with it and after awhile your son will figure it out too!

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My son will be a year old on May 28th and he also refuses to take a sippy cup, all he does is chew on it, i've tried everything i can think of inside it and i've tried every type of cup i could think of, he is breast fed and wont take a bottle either, Im just going to keep giving it to him and hope that eventually he will figure out what to do with it.

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2010

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Averi drinks from everyone else's sippy but her own. So I bought the same cups the all had and it still didn't work. She just wanted there's. I get so frustrated cause I don't want them swapping germs back and forth. I know that's inevitable but sharing sippies is one less thing. I never give her anything but formula in her bottles and tried doing water in her cup but she refused to drink JUST water so put small mount of juice. She will take her own sippy now not before trying to get the others first though. She is messy with it though and she won't take the rubber nipple sippy. Good luck.

Viki - posted on 04/22/2010

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I would suggest that once you start the sippy cup stick to it, don't do milk in the bottle and water in the sippy only. He might not like the sippy and then refuse water completely, which is a great thing to get them hooked on early, water is much better for them than juice. I've also tried the sippy and he didn't get it, we just try it for a bit and then give him the bottle back and then we'll try again. Just keep trying and eventually he'll figure it out, he needs practice. we're trying the stage 1 playtex one.

Erin - posted on 04/22/2010

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Use the sippy for more than water. If you just use it for water, your baby might not think it's worth it. If he finds that his milk is in there too, he might be more keen to give it a shot.

Lindsay - posted on 04/22/2010

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Well. ,suggestion would to get the playtext stage 1 sippy's with the soft nipple.. I broke my daughter of it on her first bday, except for bed she was allowed her bottle, and I wanted to do the same with my son... but he has been a little harder on weening him from it.. he started okay at first, i would just give it to him at the table with food. Then i started giving it to him all the time, first, instead of the bottle. He now takes it and drinks from it, he knows how anyways....he doesn't like it that much though. So I am just sticking to it, giving it to him ALWAYS before a bottle, and if he drinks from it, i leave it, if not, i will not switch it right away... only if he gets fussy and mad will i switch it. But I am bound determined on the 1st to have him only take his bottle at night!! But he is still on the stage 1 sippy's from playtex. even the gerber graduates are good, but the spill proof thing falls into the cup all the time, so it ends up not being spill proof, don't have that problem with playtex. Anyways, I am just sticking to the soft nipple ones til he is ready for the nuby $1 ones!!! LOL

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I had to try several different kinds before finding the one that my son would take. But now he does great with it :)

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