Sippy cups: Soft vs. hard spouts

Jennifer - posted on 07/28/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daugther will only take the soft silicone type sippy cups. She won't really "try" to use the ones with hard spouts.

Does anyone have any advice on this subject?

I'd like to get her comfortable with the harder sippy cups because they have the removable plastic guard on the inside which will allow for faster flow when removed; (possibly) better preparing toddlers to take sips from cups in lieu of just performing the sucking action.

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Mia - posted on 07/31/2010

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We did the Nuby sippys for a few months while she was on the bottle, but once we got rid of the bottle (at precisely a year) we went straight to sippys with straws (also Nuby).

I think these are the best, not much leaking, really handy little sippys!

http://www.nuby.com/en/nuby/cups-spouts/...

Amanda - posted on 07/28/2010

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try letting her use it with out the leak stopper...it just goes into her mouth then she knows theres something in it...my daughter disnt used to use the hard ones either....

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Deirdre' - posted on 08/10/2010

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I have the same problem with my 14mth old. She still likes the sucking action she gets from the soft ones, I think it's because she's teething and its more soothing. I try and give her a hard spout cup every once and a while and sometimes she does okay. Keep trying!

Siobhan - posted on 08/09/2010

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we had this prob too, Mya now 15 months and has been drinking at the table from this cup since 9mnths (see link) No spout so no problems! plus it mimics drink from the edge of a proper glass so a good transition cup because it does'nt have to be turned upside down to be drunk from. was a god send for us

http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Ama...|21430|21467|21472

Melissa - posted on 08/08/2010

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My son never liked the soft spout. I bought one and let him try it, but then I read in a book that the harder spouts are better because they help children understand the difference between bottle and cup. Even with the harder spouts, my son wouldn't take to them at first. I would just keep trying, until finally one day he was walking around the house drinking it! Surprisingly, my son also like the really cheap ones sold at Walmart for about $1. They hold 8oz, but look smaller that others by being a little more narrow (especially compared to how fat my son's Avent bottles were). You could also try the "straw style" ones that other parents recommended. Maybe your child would take to the 3rd stage sippies without the spout? Kids are amazing and have a tendency to surprise you with what they're capable of :)

Melissa - posted on 08/08/2010

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I have been trying to introduce ANY sippy cup! I have about 8 different kinds and yet to have any interest from my 15 month old daughter! But someone gave us one with a hard spout, but decorated with our college football team. It was bright and had glittery coloring. I filled it full to the rim with water and did NOT use the anti-spill valve. I put it to her lips and let the water leak out into her mouth. Then she swallowed and smiled! SHE GOT IT! She finally understood what the point was! Just keep trying and I hope you get to enjoy the "ah-ha" moment soon.

Marianne - posted on 08/08/2010

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my son hasn't learned to use a straw yer- the sippies with straws. How do I introduce him that that? He's doing well at sipping from a cup, but i have to hold it.

Lacye - posted on 07/31/2010

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my daughter never would take the soft sippy cups. she only wanted the hard ones.

Nicole - posted on 07/29/2010

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I never knew that's what the plastic guards were for! OMG (Can you tell I am a new mommy?). When I transitioned my daughter from bottle to sippy I used the plastic, hard sippys during the day and the softer sippy in the morning and at night. Still is that way now

Trisha - posted on 07/28/2010

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my son was like that at first, the soft spouts on the sippy cups remind them of the bottle. It took my son about 3 months to make the switch on his own. All you can really do is offer the hard ones to her. I also found that if I got cups that my son help pick out, he wanted to use them. So maybe you should let her pick them out, and she might realize it is time to usee them.
But I woundered be majorly connerned, it takes every kid a different amount of time to get used to change. Just keep trying.

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