sippy cup

Cathy - posted on 05/09/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I've read in a few of my books to start the cup now that she's six months. Some books suggested an actual cup which I found funny. But I've started trying a sippy cup between feedings just to let her explore. I've tried the attachments Avent offers for my bottles but it seemed to bother her little tooth coming in on the bottom. Now I'm trying a NUK. It's a much softer nozzle but she's not into it. Anyone else introducing the cup yet?

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Monica - posted on 05/10/2009

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I was just wondering about this and actually came on here to ask. My son just chews on it and the juice pours out of his mouth. Every now and then he will suck like he's supposed to but not for long. I'm hoping he'll learn eventually. I have a friend that uses a sippy cup for formula during the day. Anyone else do that?

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Jamie - posted on 05/13/2009

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We use the Nuby sippy cups for my 6.5 mo old and she loves it. She can actually drink from a straw too and also loves that!

Amanda - posted on 05/13/2009

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my twins also seem to mostly want to chew on them. I just give it to them after meals and sometimes they get a little out, sometimes not. I put formula in it to encourage drinking since they are familiar with it and I don't plan on giving them juice.

?? - posted on 05/12/2009

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Gabriel loves his sippy cup. He will lay there for ever and chew on it and make the water splash around in it. We have 2 kinds. We have the handle-less hard plastic top Nuby sippy cup and we have a Nuk sippy cup that has the big soft nipple and handles. He won't use the one with handles because he doesn't get the idea of holding onto the handles, he likes to be able to move the cup around where ever. And he chews on the hard nipple when his gums are bugging him.

Leanne - posted on 05/12/2009

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I introduced it to her at 5 months. Just w/sterile water in a Nuby sippy cup. It is great! she loves it and w/in a few days she had it down pat! Now it's a part of our mealtime routine and through the night. She had a habit of waking and I would nurse her but then I was told to give her just the water through out the night and she will eventually stop waking... it's working!

Amanda - posted on 05/12/2009

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I have a 7 month old boy, and I have a 6"1/2 year old boy. My oldest was so tough to get on a sippy cup.. he was like 10 months.. but my 7 month old can drink from a sippy prety well, he just refuses to hold it.. Lazy man.. lol But I tried the platex, avent, and even gerber and he couldn't drink from them... the one;s he likes best it sounds silly are the take and toss cups that are like 3 dollars for 6 of them.. and thy work pretty well.. =)

Sara - posted on 05/12/2009

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I have given her a couple of different kinds of cups to try. One is a the regular sippy cup and one has a soft straw that comes out when you open it. She seems to prefer the regular sippy cup. I also give her small sips of water out of my cups when I'm eating, she seems pretty interested in those. Just keep giving it to her, maybe try a couple of different kinds. She'll start using it eventually. :)

Kristie - posted on 05/12/2009

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We are also using the munchkin sippy cup from Walmart. My son can drink from it, but he's not too sure about the juice I put in it. We just keep trying!

Stacey - posted on 05/12/2009

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My son loves to drink water from a cup while I hold it for him. I thought this meant he was ready for his own sippy cup but so far he doesn't have a clue what to do with it! He just bangs it on the table and chews on it like all his other toys. Maybe he will get the hang of it when he's older, but for now I just stick with giving him his water (sometimes mixed with juice) in a small plastic cup that I hold for him.

Kat - posted on 05/12/2009

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I've been giving my daughter water in a sippy cup for a few months. She can drink out of it if I hold the cup. She also drinks out of a normal cup if I hold it. I let her play with it but she hasn't mastered holding it & using it properly just yet.

Nina - posted on 05/11/2009

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My Son doesn't like the sippy cup so he just drinks out of a regular cup, this way he actually drinks rather than plays with the cup and throw it.

Lisa - posted on 05/11/2009

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My daughter has been using a sippy cup since around 5 months. She is currently using a playtex one, and one with her name on it from toyrus not sure who makes it. She started out by chewing but figured out after a bit the sucking part of it, but needs help with tipping it enough to get juice out otherwise it needs to be pretty full.

Kelly - posted on 05/11/2009

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Quoting Monica:

I was just wondering about this and actually came on here to ask. My son just chews on it and the juice pours out of his mouth. Every now and then he will suck like he's supposed to but not for long. I'm hoping he'll learn eventually. I have a friend that uses a sippy cup for formula during the day. Anyone else do that?



Yes, I use a sippy cup with formula in it.  I find that way my daughter begins to get used to the idea that she can drink her "milk" out of a cup.  But, I still use bottles.  I give her a bottle in the am, then sippy cup for breakfast, lunch, dinner, then a bottle before bed.  She hasn't mastered the idea of holding it herself, but has no problem drinking out of it.  It just takes time and practice and a lot of patience!  LOL!  Good luck!

Justine - posted on 05/11/2009

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my son has a sippy cup made by nuby. we have another one too but he doesn't like it as much. The nuby ones are nice cause it's similar to the nipple on his botle, just different shape. He's mostly chewing on it right now but every now and then he'll suck on it. When he does get juice or water out of it I talk to him saying "Yummy" or "Mmmm....that's yummy" something to show him that when he sucks on it he gets something out of it.

Shannon - posted on 05/10/2009

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My daughter likes the munchkin one I got at Walmart because of the soft sillicone(sp?) top. I also tried her with the Avent one, and she did't care for it as much. She doesn't get it everyday, but she is starting to pick it up and once she drank about 2 oz of formula from it. Mostly I give her room temp. water

Rebecca - posted on 05/10/2009

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i found as my soon is breastfed that he finds a straw really natural. we are using playskool straw cup!!

Jennifer - posted on 05/10/2009

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We have a Nuby one that we let her play with after she eats dinner. She knows it goes in her mouth but hasn't gotten the idea to tilt it to get the water out of it.

Ashlee - posted on 05/10/2009

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we've tried a few different sippy cups right now we are using a heinz babies one and he seems to want to chew it more than anything it has a bigger spout than the other ones and his teeth make a squeeky noise when he chews it he gets a kick out of that. He can also drink out of a reg cup (with help obviously) we also use a nuby and advent ones none that are "the one"

Laura - posted on 05/10/2009

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I've been giving my daughter a sippy cup since she was 4 months old. She can drink out of it fine, but needs a little help keeping it tipped up. I use playtex and gerber cups.

Amanda - posted on 05/10/2009

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i have, i started letting my son play with it at 4 months, he still mostly plays with it and chews on it, but he does finally get that he can get water out of it. i think it really just takes a while for them to get the whole sippy cup thing, he does best with the avent one.

Stephanie - posted on 05/09/2009

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I have started giving my 6 month old a cup to play with. She doesn't have a clue what to do with it yet though.

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