At what age do you introduce a sippy cup?

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Medic - posted on 01/20/2011

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With my first it was around 5-6 months and he drank juice and water from them and he was off the bottle by 10 months and my now 12 month old has been on strictly sippies since she was 6 months because she latched better to them than the bottle.

Kristie - posted on 01/20/2011

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I introduced the sippy cup at 5 months, once she fully supported herself and was eating babyfood. I only did formula in the bottles, juice water ect in the cup and it made the transition so much easier! She was bottle broke by 10 months old

Ericka - posted on 01/18/2011

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I started my daughter on a sippy cup at 6 month and she was completely off the bottle by 10 months. I used the Nuby trainer cups they come with 3 different lids for different stages.

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Katherine - posted on 01/25/2011

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introduce a sippy cup andswitch off and on between the 2.then you can take all the bottles and toss in a cupboard or where ever. your baby will be fussy but will adjust just all of my kids have.

Shawnda - posted on 01/25/2011

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Doctors and WIC offices want babies off of the bottle compleately by the age of one so start introducing it at about 9 months and try a soft starter cup they are just like a bottle but with a sippy top shape

Chrystal - posted on 01/24/2011

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I introduced my baby girl to a sippy cup at 6 months of age. Her pediatrician said she could have to 4 oz of juice a day. So I mix 2 oz of juice and 2 oz of water in a sippy cup and she loves it!

Sara - posted on 01/24/2011

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Elliot is now seven months he started showing interests in cups so we bought him a sippy to try with his formula. So far he finds it easier to drink from a cup then a sippy lol. My first I was creative I had to (share his) sippy with the stuffed animals sitting at the table befor he was interested. I guesse it depends on the interest and readiness of the baby.

Kristen - posted on 01/24/2011

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I started my daughter on sippy cups when she was around six months. I used the sippy cups with the silicon tops so that it would be an easier transition. She seemed to do well with this and was off the bottle about a week later.

Kristy - posted on 01/23/2011

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I started mine once she was able to hold the bottle good which was about 6-7 months old...but she didnt want a sippy cup until about a month ago and she's almost 11 months, and when it came to binkies she wasn't much of one unless it was nap time or bed time, but now she doesnt use them

Candi - posted on 01/23/2011

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I gave my daughter a sippy cup at 6 months but she wouldnt drink her formula out of it so I only put juice in until she was a year then I took the bottles completely away. Every child is different but it doesnt hurt to try and see if they take it

Jonna - posted on 01/23/2011

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I started my son on the sippy cup at 5 months. I breastfed, so when I started solids, I didn't want to give him a bottle for water, so we did the sippy cup instead. He went straight from breast to a cup, never used a bottle! I also had him weaned from the sippy cup by a year and a half or two years old. He was using a regular cup by then.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/23/2011

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We tried some of the regular sippy cups, & then cheated with the ones that have the built in straw :-) This was around 7-9 months. Every child is different though, so don't worry if your child does not take to it right away. It's not too major of a deal :-)

Katie - posted on 01/23/2011

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6 months. My Son was BF only, so he very rarely had a bottle since I'm a SAHM. One day when my Mom was baby sitting him he wouldn't take a bottle for her, so she put his BM in a sippy cup instead. He LOVED it and would never again take a bottle, which was fine with us since he rarely had one anyone. Plus then we never had to break him of any bottle habits.

Crystal - posted on 01/23/2011

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anywhere between 9months to 22 months I think. I started my daughter with water and juice in a cup at 10months but she still had a bottle after breakfast, before nap and right before bed. She took herself off the bottle at 22 months. She just decided not take it at all one day. All sippy cup after that.

Mallory - posted on 01/23/2011

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I introduced my little boy to sippies when he was about 9 months old. It took about 3 days to get him used to them, and it was a little difficult to find one he would drink from. Some were too much work for him. Heck, they were too much work for me.

Sarah - posted on 01/23/2011

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I introduced my daughter to a heavy-free flow sippy cup at 8 months. She is now almost 2 and drinks from a spill proof (harder to suck on) cup

SHENOA - posted on 01/23/2011

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i would say around 1yrs old when they switch from baby formula nd strt drinking whoole milk.

Lisa - posted on 01/22/2011

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I started my daughter with one at 6 months and she was using by 7 months and I started my son with one at 4 months but he still hasnt figured it out. But he's only 5 months old now

Lindsy - posted on 01/22/2011

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Most "experts" will tell you that around 12 mon. is the right time. That's when I weaned my boy from breast strait to sippy cup and cows milk. He took right to it no problems.

Monique - posted on 01/21/2011

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A doctor told mer at 9 months.. my daughter wasnt ready so we started introducing at 12 and by 13 shes was fine!! you'll know try and introduce it if he/she doesn't want it.. try again next week!! you might want to try different ones as-well certain ones don't do the trick with certain kids!! :)

Maria - posted on 01/21/2011

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With my oldest, at 6 months, because she started spilling her formula, juice and water all over the place.
My little one is a little more stubborn. She is 10 months old and doesn't want anything to do with a sippy cup.

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I skipped the sippy and went straight for the cup. No bottles either. She uses the cup quite well now at 13 months.

Linnaea - posted on 01/21/2011

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i started giving my son a sippy cup at 11 months but anywhere between 6 months and a year is good!!

Rosie - posted on 01/21/2011

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dr's recommend at about 9 months. i did around 10 months, and had my child off of the bottle by 12 months. i think they all took to having the bottle taken away so well because i introduced them to the sippy at a young age. :)

Sara - posted on 01/21/2011

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I started to introduce my daughter when she was 9mths she didnt fully get it till she was 10 mths. But she wouldnt hold it by herself till she was 11 mths.

Rebekah - posted on 01/21/2011

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1st child: Introduced at 6 months (w/ formula or water). Never figured it out. At 1 year tried a straw cup (w/ milk or water) and he took to it immediately. The straw was the key for him.



2nd child. Never tried a sippy cup. Never used a bottle. Introduced a straw cup (w/ breastmilk or water) at 8 months and she took to it immediately.

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My son first tried a sippy cup at 6 months and has been using one exclusivly since he was 8 months

Ashley - posted on 01/21/2011

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My son was around 6/7 months when I introduced it to him. It took him a while to catch on, by 8 months he knew what to do with it.

Aaron - posted on 01/21/2011

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I did them between 6-7 months. look at the cups they have age guides and they have great ones for starting out that are simialar to bottles and grow with your baby!

Jill - posted on 01/21/2011

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I introduced a sippy cup at 4 months to my son and by 5 months that was all he would take. I've had my bottles packed away since then.

Sherry - posted on 01/21/2011

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I gave my son a sippy cup around 5 months... Like many others I found it much easier to get him off the bottle since I never put anything but formula in it... By 9 months he wouldn't even take the bottle and forced me to switch him to whole milk at that time... I started my baby girl on a sippy cup yesterday (at 5 months)... I'm hoping to get the same results with her.

Courtney - posted on 01/20/2011

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I gave my daughter a sippy cup at 1 year. I just took her to a friend's house who had a son a bit older than her that was using a sippy as well and we stayed over night. To keep myself from breaking down and giving her a bottle I just left all bottles at my house and only brought the sippy. She saw the older boy using his sippy, so she wanted to be cool and use her sippy too. She has not touched a bottle since then.

Laura - posted on 01/20/2011

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I started my son on the sippy cup as soon as I introduced solids, only water at first I didnt want him to take juice then never water but sometimes i'll put a teeny tiny bit of juice in his cup and water it down (im talking like 1 or 2 table spoons of juice) now hes 7 months and can drink from it himself.

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I started at 5 1/2 months it took until 6 to get my daughter to get the full hang of it, but she didn't have bottles prior.

Allie - posted on 01/20/2011

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My son started 5-6 but he never took a bottle so he basically chewed on the thing for a month or so...

Alexis - posted on 01/20/2011

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My son took to it around 9 or 10 months. I had to completely take the bottles away though, because I kept using them just because they were available.

Jenn - posted on 01/20/2011

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Mine took her sippy cup at 6 1/2 half months.However if you think your baby is ready for the cup then go for it!!!

Christina - posted on 01/20/2011

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My little one was 7 months when I started to give him a little bit of water from time to time from a sippy cup! He is now a little over 10 months & I have started putting some milk it there as well.

Sarh - posted on 01/19/2011

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4-6ms. They normally have an age on the package... like the soft tipped ones are for 4+m and etc.

Danielle - posted on 01/19/2011

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My daughter is 7 months, and we've been using it for about a month now. only for water, her milk is still in the bottle.

Jessica - posted on 01/19/2011

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as soon as she started sitting up by herself. i bought a cup that came with different lids so we could try her on all of them! it took her a while to take to the cups with the hard tops though

Crystal - posted on 01/19/2011

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I started introducing the sippy cup when they could sit up by themselves.They may not take it all the time but a very good time to introduce it.

Melissa - posted on 01/19/2011

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I introducted a sippy cup at like 10-12 months to prepare them for the transition from bottle to sippy cup by 12 months.

Lauren - posted on 01/19/2011

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We are trying to right now at 6 months. He is kind of getting it, but it may take a while!

Rebecca - posted on 01/19/2011

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I introduced my son to the sippy cup when we made the transition from formula to milk. This was around the age of one. Explaining that the sippy was for big boy milk and a bottle was for baby formula seemed to work for me.

Chassidy - posted on 01/18/2011

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I introduced the sippy cup to my daughter at 4 months. Yes i know that is a little young compared to what most introduce it, but now the starter sippy cup is for 4 months plus. At first they will just play with and not really get the concept. you will have to hold it for them to be able to get anything out of it. But i gave my daughter a cup of juice everyday during playtime from that age and by the time she was 5 and a half months she was drinking from it on her own. I only used the bottle for formula and everything else in the cup that way she was more tempted and eager to drink from the cup rather than the bottle. It make weaning from the bottle a much easier tasks.

Chelsea - posted on 01/18/2011

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the good thing about introducing it early is your less likely to have to deal with trying to break the bottle because your baby wont care. I used both, i used sippy for water and juice and bottles for formula, its harder to get formula out of the tip of a sippy because the nipple brushes can ruin the valve

Bonnie - posted on 01/18/2011

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I started both my boys on a sippy cup at around 7 months. Some babies take to it right away, others need some practice.

Tina - posted on 01/18/2011

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my first son i started at a year old my youngest son now 7mnths i started introducing it at 6mnths since he trys to grab his big brothers

Chelsea - posted on 01/18/2011

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we introduced my daughter to a soft tip sippy cup soon as she could sit up and hold her own bottle i think she was 4-6 months old

Sabra - posted on 01/18/2011

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I never game my daughter milk juice or water in a bottle only formula in a bottle as soon as she was drinking juice it was in a sippy cup. (I think it was about 5 months give or take a bit) I started off by taking the stopper out of it because she didn't have the suction power yet. It was only about a month or so until I put the stopped back in. She needed a lot of help in the beginning but I never had a problem taking away the bottle and she is 15 months now drinking from a regular cup without assistance so I think the little bit of work in the beginning was worth it.

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