What is the best sippy cup out there? My son is 18 months and is having a horrible time switching...

Lindsey - posted on 05/23/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My son uses a advent sippy thing on his bottle but it really isn't a sippy cup and i think it is time to go to the next stage.... I am trying a real sippy cup today with him and all he is ding is crying and not even wanting to try it. i need help! any suggestions on what the best sippy cup is would be great!

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Tiffany Yvonne - posted on 09/18/2012

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Have you tried munchikens easy grip and spill proof they seem to be good

Holly - posted on 05/31/2009

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try straws sippy cups i think they are the best sippy cup, my dr told me that regular sippys can cause speach delays ..

Nichelle - posted on 05/23/2009

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the nubby cups are the best sippy cups. They come in different sizes but teats are soft like bottle teats and they are non drip but they are great.

Cassie - posted on 06/04/2009

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i tried a cup made by NUBY there made from silicone teat but learn them to drink from a cup in stages there numbered i think 1-4 witch take them from a sippy cup to drinking from a cup with a straw, they're the best sippy cup brand, good luck!

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Annaleigh - posted on 05/02/2012

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My kids love my camelbak bottle. BPA free too. And sturdy. I don't think there is a "best" sippy cup out there, I think everyone has a favorite. I love the playtex ones because I have some that have lasted 3 kids.

Kim - posted on 06/03/2009

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nubby have been great, my son refused to take a bottle at all, even when I went back to work, nubby has some tops that kind of look like a straw but are also close to a bottle top and they worked great. now we use the soft spouts and he has a straw one for water at nap time.

Kerry - posted on 06/03/2009

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I started her out using sippy cups without the valve (and only with water) because she wouldn't drink out of them otherwise. It was a little messy at first. Eventually I just put the valve back in and it wasn't a big deal.

Kris - posted on 06/03/2009

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I used the Nuby sippy cups the silcone nipple helps make the transition smooth! The Nuby brand also has a sippy cup that looks like a straw which would be similar to a regular nip but larger. Good luck!

Joanna - posted on 06/02/2009

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We have the gerber ones you can buy a pack of two for like $6 at walmart for my son. My sister inlaw introduced them to me. They change color when there hot and cold. They have a good flow. He used to choke on sippys thats why he didnt like them. But he loves these. He started on a sippy cup around 9 months. He is 19 months and now he thinks he is a big boy and doesnt even want the sippy. He wants a regular cup. But he still does take it. Well good luck girl.

Amy - posted on 06/01/2009

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I used the Nuby as well and my sone loved it...I was lucky at six months old i had to put his formula in one because he hated the bottle and by 10 months old he was on to the sippy cup. Also try the sport bottles that have the pull up cap...its more like a bottle and your son may like it better

Lisa - posted on 06/01/2009

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the 360 cup is brilliant, it's the best sippy cup, it is the only cup my 15month will drink out of. This cup has a vale all the way round so he can sip from anywhere

Abby - posted on 05/24/2009

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I use the gerber(?) insulated ones. One day I just rounded all of the bottles up and had only sippys available so that I would not be tempted into giving in. The best sippy cup for my son was required me to take OUT the no-leak valve. I know that is the major appeal of sippys these days. I thought the similarity between the bottle and no-leak sippy cup was confusing for my son and fueled his resistance. I probably tried every sippy out there, but once I started removing the no-spill valves they all worked! He (& I alike) just enjoys the insulated ones a bit more.

Good luck!!

Tina - posted on 05/24/2009

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I get a spill proof cup called "NUBY". I find it at walmart and they are only $2-3. They have 2 styles of nipples. One is a sports bottle the other kinda looks like a bottle, but it's a starter cup. They are usually in the bins in the baby section.

Paula - posted on 05/24/2009

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make sure to try one that has a soft nipple like the bottle. my daughters first was nubby. it took her a while to get used to it and has not used a bottle since 10 months old. just bought one with a straw today.hope she likes it.

Lindsey - posted on 05/24/2009

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Thanks for all the suggestion snd help! i am excited to find something that works!!!

Wendy - posted on 05/23/2009

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Quoting Sherra:

I had a hard time switching my daughter over to a cup as well. On her 18 mo check-up, my ped said, "stop the bottle TODAY." I tried all kinds of sippy cups and our favorite (meaning that she drank from it and it leaked the least) was the Playtex Insulator. I later used the same kind with my son. Now we use the Playtex Insulator Sport which is the straw kind. If you want the straw cups, I did find that the cute Munchkin brand with the cartoon characters were very hard to get the straws in and out. I bought several of the Dora and Backyardigans, but they all went in the trash. I definitely recommend the Playtex Insulators, plus they don't sweat.



These are our favorites as well, I have tried every brand out there I think LOL these are by far the best sippy cups in my opinion and you can order new valves for them if they start to leak!

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My son liked the Nuby soft spout sippy cup. It helped ease the transition from the bottle. When he was older he didn't mind the harder spout and I got him Playtex sippies.

Amie - posted on 05/23/2009

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My son did well with the munchkin mighty grip. They sell them at Target for like $3 and some change and they don't leak

Jenny - posted on 05/23/2009

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I tried them all with my son. It took a while but he started off with the Nubby. I tried one with a soft tip first. Now he will drink out of any of them as long as they don't have the spill proof stoppers in them. I had to take them out. My pediatrician told me a little trick and it did work. Start only giving him water in his bottle and milk and juice (good stuff) in the cup. Good luck

Tiffany - posted on 05/23/2009

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what I did with my son was i started putting juice in his bottle, then when he wasn't paying attention i would put the juice in a sippy cup. And as time progressed he didnt even want his bottle anymore. he hasnt drank out of a bottle since he was 12 months old, he is 21 months now... Good Luck

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we started with straw cups and bottles with a sport top. heck, we even refilled a water bottle with the sport top for a couple of months, because it was only thing our son could consistently get a drink out of. we would help him squirt the water into his mouth, etc. if we were home and more willing to deal with a mess, we used plastic tumblers with no lids.

tupperware makes some sippy cups that are good, but pricey. for the most part, we skipped the sippy cups with valves because it slowed the flow of the drink too much and would require some kind of sucking action. the point of getting rid of the bottle is to require the child to learn to drink without sucking. we bought cups with lids as a next step.

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I use the first years insulated spill proof sippy cups for my 19 month old son.

He loves these cups and they are very easy to wash because the spill proof valve is built in the cup lid. They sell them at wal-mart, meijers..ect.

Sherra - posted on 05/23/2009

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I had a hard time switching my daughter over to a cup as well. On her 18 mo check-up, my ped said, "stop the bottle TODAY." I tried all kinds of sippy cups and our favorite (meaning that she drank from it and it leaked the least) was the Playtex Insulator. I later used the same kind with my son. Now we use the Playtex Insulator Sport which is the straw kind. If you want the straw cups, I did find that the cute Munchkin brand with the cartoon characters were very hard to get the straws in and out. I bought several of the Dora and Backyardigans, but they all went in the trash. I definitely recommend the Playtex Insulators, plus they don't sweat.

Cheryl - posted on 05/23/2009

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I like the NUBBY sippys. But at 18 months you could skip a sippy and go straight to a cup or a straw. My son will not take one and that is what I have found. I used to make fun of my mom for sending out juice in the rubermaid containers. They do leak a little.

good luck

Tara - posted on 05/23/2009

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My son hated every sippy cup I ever gave him! I would try and tell him to "tilt the cup up" but he would hold the cup "up" over his head instead! LOL! The only cup he will drink out of are ones with the straws attached. Good Luck!

Lisa - posted on 06/01/2009

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the 360 cup is brilliant, it's the best sippy cup, it is the only cup my 15month will drink out of. This cup has a vale all the way round so he can sip from anywhere

Abby - posted on 05/24/2009

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I use the gerber(?) insulated ones. One day I just rounded all of the bottles up and had only sippys available so that I would not be tempted into giving in. The best sippy cup for my son was required me to take OUT the no-leak valve. I know that is the major appeal of sippys these days. I thought the similarity between the bottle and no-leak sippy cup was confusing for my son and fueled his resistance. I probably tried every sippy out there, but once I started removing the no-spill valves they all worked! He (& I alike) just enjoys the insulated ones a bit more.

Good luck!!

Wendy - posted on 05/23/2009

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Quoting Sherra:

I had a hard time switching my daughter over to a cup as well. On her 18 mo check-up, my ped said, "stop the bottle TODAY." I tried all kinds of sippy cups and our favorite (meaning that she drank from it and it leaked the least) was the Playtex Insulator. I later used the same kind with my son. Now we use the Playtex Insulator Sport which is the straw kind. If you want the straw cups, I did find that the cute Munchkin brand with the cartoon characters were very hard to get the straws in and out. I bought several of the Dora and Backyardigans, but they all went in the trash. I definitely recommend the Playtex Insulators, plus they don't sweat.



These are our favorites as well, I have tried every brand out there I think LOL these are by far the best sippy cups in my opinion and you can order new valves for them if they start to leak!

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