Sippy Cups with no handles help?

Amber - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 46 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 1 and he hasnt really gotten the hang of a sippy w/handles . we are working on weaning off bottle. does any one think using a sippy w/out handles will work? I have been giving and working with him for months

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Alma - posted on 11/02/2009

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I never tried sippy cups with handles for my son. I did go through a lot of sippy cups though. I had a friend who used the soft nipple sippy cups like Dr. Browns for the transition

Theresa - posted on 10/24/2009

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My first daughter could not get the hang of sippy cups at first, we tried everything!!! Every different brand and kind. Then we got the straw cups from Nuby, they are spill resistant, and she did great!! They are kind of a pain to clean though, i will warn you!

Amber - posted on 10/24/2009

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thank u everyone for ur help and ideas! So far he still is w/the bottle the most! but ive got to get him using /drinking out of something other than the BOTTLE!

Sarah - posted on 10/23/2009

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I used sippy cups w/o handles. It's not too much different then the bottle. I didn't use them that long before my kids wanted to use a cup like everyone else. Good Luck!

Lindsay - posted on 10/23/2009

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Might do, give it a shot. Have you thought about a straw cup? My 10 month old seems to do better with that instead of trying to tilt the cup, hold the handles and lean back oh and suck. Lot going on there! =)

Melissa - posted on 10/23/2009

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Quoting Amber:

Sippy Cups with no handles help?

My son just turned 1 and he hasnt really gotten the hang of a sippy w/handles . we are working on weaning off bottle. does any one think using a sippy w/out handles will work? I have been giving and working with him for months



well, my daughter is 6 months old and she uses the "food cup" that you can find at walmart. It has handles on it and she does alright.  but if you have been working with him for that long and he still hasnt caught on it may be that he doesnt like them....you could try taking away the handles because if he is holding his own BOTTLE then maybe without the handles he will associate it more with the bottle instead of a big boy  cup.

Samantha - posted on 10/23/2009

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if he is using a bottle with out handles and can hold it on his own he could reconize the shape of it easier but the problem my lie on the type of nipple or where he is sucking to get he fluids out.. there are many types of tops for sippy cups and som babies or yonuger kids perfer certain types over others like my daughter is bottle feeding and the only nipple she drink out of is Nuk and Medela and they are chewier for her or softer i guess and she wont eat out of the playtex bottles or anything else so try and change the top and get a different softness or hardness and see if thank works out.. i hope it all works out.. good luck

Tiffanie - posted on 10/23/2009

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It's worth a shot! I really recommend the Gerber NUK learning cup. It has a super soft spoud, and handles that are un-attachable. This was a life saver for me as my daughter weaned from a bottle to a sippie.

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We never used the sippy with handles. Always used the ones without. Walmart sells an inexpensive, but effective sippy by Nuby. I liked the hard plastic version. My son always chewed on teh soft ones. Plus, they may be too much like the bottle. Also the soft ones tend to leak. Hope this helps!

Marisol - posted on 10/23/2009

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We use a bottle from Wal-Mart (I'm sure it available elsewhere) that has no handles. It comes in multiple colors. It has a longer "nipple" but it looks like sports bottle. I think it was a couple of $'s. We started using it at the year make and our daughter loved it. It's great for the car too.

Christerlina - posted on 10/23/2009

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Quoting Amber:

Sippy Cups with no handles help?

My son just turned 1 and he hasnt really gotten the hang of a sippy w/handles . we are working on weaning off bottle. does any one think using a sippy w/out handles will work? I have been giving and working with him for months


My son is 1 year and 2 months old and he is doing great with the sippy without handles throughout the day.  He is now to the point whereby he can drink his milk with ease from the sippy just before before going to bed.

Courtney - posted on 10/23/2009

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You know what I found most helpful when weaning my son off the bottle, was the nuby cups. The tops were soft, which made an easy transition from bottle to cup. My son never even wanted a bottle after that. Good luck!

Carolyn - posted on 10/23/2009

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I started my son muchael with a sippy cup when he was one. he just got use to it.

We told him that big boys use the sippy cups and ever since then he's been using a sippy cup on his own.

Wendy - posted on 10/23/2009

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I have twin girls also just turned one. They drink out of bottle with handles which I found the easier first step. Although they can take a sip out of the beaker with handles they don't drink nearly enough to satisfy me that I can drop the bottle. I think as long as they are not over drinking on their mild allowance each day that they will get there in their own time! x Mine are also a bit constipated due to dropping formula for whole milk so want to make sure they get enough juice and liquids and they drink loads from bottle.

Amber - posted on 10/22/2009

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My son had alot of nursing and bottle drinking problems as an infant. we started using a sippy cup rather early as it was our only option. We took the valve inside out and then it would just pour out. He finally figured out how to drink it with the valve in but it took awhile. He likes the ones with handles but I think it is more of whatever your childs preference is.

Karla - posted on 10/22/2009

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I think that sippy cups without handles work a lot better especialy the ones that have the tops that are like bottles. They seem to work the best for my children.

Crystal - posted on 10/22/2009

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we sort of skipped the whole bottle thing and went straight to no handle sippy cups with the soft nipple like tip. He makes a huge mess because although they say leak proof this is untrue (only water in these). He treats it just like a bottle though. I think it will work fine. My son is 11mo. :)

Jannell - posted on 10/22/2009

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I agree juice boxes are messy. Thats why we use the capi-suns. He knows to hold them at the top and they dont squeese out when you try to dinl them. : >)

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If he holds his own bottle then I would say go ahead and try to sippy with out handles. He's probably used to holding his bottle, and that doesn't have handles, so the handles seem like a big deal to him. Try the ones with out the handles and see how he does! Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 10/22/2009

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My daughter never took to a bottle. She didn't like sippy cups either. I found the best thing for her was a dripless cup with a straw or a regular cup with a small amount of drink in it. She soon found out that if she tilted the cup too far that the drink would get in her face and she didn't like that. Now she is 2 yrs old and she is a pro at drinking from a regular "big kid" cup.

Misty - posted on 10/22/2009

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I am in the same transition and my son did not like the standard sippy cup. He does like the ones with straws..He took right to it. Plus, he is really teething and likes to chew on it, as well.

Sarah - posted on 10/22/2009

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Hi

my son had a hard time transitioning to sippy cups too. I bought the Nuby sippy cup with a silicone spout. It is flexible and is similar to a bottle nipple. He uses it great and now can use other sippy cups too. They make styles with or without handles. I highly recommend you buy one and see how he takes it, :)



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Yael - posted on 10/22/2009

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i never had much luck with sippy cups with either of my boys. I have had a lot of luck with the straw cups (the wide, silicone straw ones). They have them with or without handles. You take one and give one to your son and show him and he will get it soon enough

Beccy - posted on 10/22/2009

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Hi Amber, I think sippy cups without handles is no big deal really most baby cups or plasic cups dont have handles anyway. and I couldnt get my boy off the bottle till he was 2 so on hes 2nd birthday i made a big deal about being a big boy and made HIM throw it in the bin himself then we went to the shops so he could pick out hes own new special cup and he never asked for a bottle again.... good luck with it all :)

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Quoting Amber:

Sippy Cups with no handles help?

My son just turned 1 and he hasnt really gotten the hang of a sippy w/handles . we are working on weaning off bottle. does any one think using a sippy w/out handles will work? I have been giving and working with him for months



If your son doesn't like sippy cups try a straw.  My daughter stopped using a bottle at 10.5months (her choice) when she saw us using straws to drink she wanted to try...at 11.5months she was able to drink from a straw and then has been using a regular cup since.  When we go out sometimes to a park or something we will bring a sippy cup but otherwise she uses reg cups with lids and uses a straw or just a normal small cup.



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My son did much better on the sippy cups with out handles. I would try it and see if it works! Good luck!

Lesley - posted on 10/22/2009

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I actually took felicity off a bottle at 7 months and transitioned her to a cup with no handles that has a soft top like a nipple. I got them at Target, and are spill proof. (except if they chew on the nipple alot) She had no problem with them and has had no problems with not using the handles. Actually she does better with the cups with no handles than the one's with them. She can drag the handle cups around. I will try to find the name but I know Munchkin at Target has them.

STACEY - posted on 10/22/2009

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NEITHER OF MY BOYS LIKED SIPPIE CUPS WITH HANDLES. AS THEY GO OLDER THEY DIDN'T LIKE BIG BOY CUPS WITH HANDLES EITHER.

Amber - posted on 10/22/2009

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All of your comments are all so appreciated!! thanks for all the info ! i hope to start is tomarrow and will be working at it and practice practice!

Cathralynn - posted on 10/22/2009

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I never used sippys at all. I offered a regular cup at 6mo with solids and just held it for my daughter. She drank from it fine. When we stopped bottles at a year we went straight to regular cups, with me still holding them for her. Around 15mo she held them herself and were off, no transitions!

Michelle - posted on 10/22/2009

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My daughter is 8 months old and she's still working on it. The bottle is probably a hopeless cause since she only uses it occasionally. She does the best with the sippy cups without handles. The playtex ones seem to be the ones both of my kids prefer. It takes finding the right cup for your kid and practice.

Jill - posted on 10/22/2009

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yes we have used all kinds of sippy's .... he has to find his favorite for it to work..

Joanna - posted on 10/22/2009

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my daughter doesn't have a preference, even at 2 she will use whatever sippy is available. I know when she was younger she liked the cheaper Nuby cups, without handles, with the soft spout.

Andrea - posted on 10/22/2009

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i was surprised when i had to pump for my son while still in hosp.(he was c-section, cord around his neck and knotted twice, sugar was 13 and he had an infection) we were in 10 days extra for the infection- we found out from the nurses he was tongue tied. he'd latch but couldn't maintain. with all these issues who could blame my little man. the surprise to me was that he'd drink the milk i pumped from the silicone "cup" that helps maintain suction. i did not know newborn babies could drink from cups!

Amber - posted on 10/22/2009

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i might try them also! i give him those juice boxes and they have straws and he does drink out of them! but they are messy! LOL

Heidi - posted on 10/22/2009

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Why not try him on the cups with straws instead? My boys loved those and they are softer on there teeth and gums. My boys never liked sippy cups, but those cups they loved.

Windie - posted on 10/22/2009

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I loved the Playtex ones with no handles for both of my children, I thin really it's better to use the ones w/o handles b/c most adult drinking cups don't have handles. So they need to get used to it.

Amber - posted on 10/22/2009

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thanks so much! ive got to make a run to the store tomarrow to buy some without handle! ive got my son to 2 bottles now and w/ having the sippy w/no handles will be great!

Melissa - posted on 10/22/2009

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I am a daycare teacher of 14month-24 month children.... we use sippy cups in our class (no bottles allowed).... Sippy cups without handles are great.... less confusing and makes for an easier transition to regular cups (no sippy cups allowed in our 2year old classes).. :) He will be fine ... just takes a little practice.... when he gets thirsty he will learn to pick it up and use it!!!!... I also stopped bottles with my son on his first birthday... I never bought one cup with a handle...... and he was great without his bottle (after a couple of days) he realized this was his only option :)

Carolee - posted on 10/22/2009

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My son never really liked the sippys with handles. He absolutely loves and does very well with the ones without them. Now, were even starting to take the lids off every now and then (with just a little drink in it), so that he can get used to a real cup. I would definately suggest trying it!

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